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Fertility Treatment: Embryonic-Like Stem Cells

July 30, 2013 1:52 pm

Current plans to launch a clinical trial intended to test the regenerative potential of very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) which could potentially have Fertility Treatment benefits have been called into question by new research. For quite some time many scientists have reported that VSELs, which can allegedly be isolated from blood or bone marrow, could be a viable alternative to Mouse and Human embryonic stem cells in the fields of research and medicine. A recent study that appeared on 24th July 2013 in the ISSCR`s journal Stem Cell Reports has provided very strong evidence against the existence of such cells which are claimed to be able to “turn into different cell types.” Fertility Treatment is not the only area... View Article

Fertility Treatment is Constantly Evolving

June 25, 2013 1:31 pm

As with all areas of medical science, Fertility Treatment is constantly evolving to produce safer and more effective procedures for individuals and couples wishing to experience the miracle of childbirth. The new Kisspeptin hormone treatment is one such step forward for patients seeking Natural Cycle IVF or those who do not require the larger number of eggs produced in standard IVF treatments. Scientists believe that a new form of hormone treatment which involves administering the naturally occurring hormone kisspeptin to stimulate egg production will help continuing efforts to make the already safe procedure of Fertility Treatment even safer. This particular form of Fertility Treatment resulted in the birth of a baby boy (the first child to be born as a... View Article

Time Lapse Imaging Aids Fertility Treatment

May 20, 2013 8:38 am

Fertility Treatment has been steadily developing ever since the very first baby was born in England during July of 1978. Press coverage citing a recent IVF breakthrough means that Fertility Treatment could bring significantly more hope to the chances of pregnancy for infertile couples across the globe. The new Fertility Treatment technology records a series of high definition images of embryos at regular intervals before they are implanted into the womb (Time Lapse Imaging) enabling fertility experts to successfully identify which embryos have a high risk of the abnormal chromosomes (aneuploidy) that create a much lower chance of implantation resulting in a healthy live birth. We have been offering this service at Concept Fertility for a good while as an Early Embryo... View Article

Seven Things That Can Improve Your Fertility

November 8, 2012 6:46 am

  Whether you are trying for a baby now, or thinking about your long term fertility there are a few things that you can address and change if necessary.  Almost everyone will relate to some or other items on the following list, and it is never a case of blaming yourself for fertility problems.  The real situation is always far more complex and there can be very many factors involved when trying to get pregnant.  What follows are seven very common areas that you can consider to improve or preserve your fertility.  They all have scientific evidence to support their inclusion. You can give yourself the best chance of pregnancy by identifying which ones might be relevant to you.  ... View Article

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

October 30, 2012 11:24 am

Polycystic Ovaries and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome The term polycystic ovary (PCO) refers to ovaries that contain numerous small ovarian cysts.  This problem is very common and affects a quarter of all women during their reproductive years.  The ovary normally recruits more than a single follicle every month and usually around five follicles start to mature, but only one usually proceeds to full maturity and releases an egg.  The other follicles do not mature and usually disappear, however, they can sometimes remain as ovarian cysts and this gives rise to PCO.  At least a dozen cysts are often present, though a few ovarian cysts may be considered normal. PCO is often asymptomatic and does not always have a significant impact on... View Article

Endometriosis

October 10, 2012 8:21 am

What is Endometriosis? The normal endometrium Endometriosis takes its name from the lining of the womb, which is called the endometrium.  The endometrium forms the uterine lining in which the early embryo implants.  It is the most dynamic of all tissue in the body, as it is shed each month and then completely regrows. At the beginning of the female monthly cycle the endometrium responds mainly to oestrogen and rapidly proliferates, thickens and becomes receptive for embryo implantation.  The endometrium is maintained in this state by progesterone in the second half of the cycle.  If pregnancy does not occur, progesterone levels fall and the endometrium disintegrates and bleeding occurs, and then the cycle begins again.  Displaced endometrial tissue in the... View Article

Uterine Fibroids and Fertility

October 1, 2012 8:06 am

  What are Fibroids? Fibroids are a non-cancerous growth deriving from smooth muscle in the wall of the uterus (womb).  They are present in around a quarter of all women at some time in their lives.  Some fibroids are tiny, only a few millimetres across while others may continue to grow and reach a large size.   Fibroids are usually harmless and are often undetected.   Symptoms are experienced by only around 30% of women with fibroids.   Types of Fibroids Fibroids are named according to their location as follows:- Intramural fibroids are the most common type of fibroid and grow within the muscle tissue of the womb, beginning as small nodules which may cause distortion to the uterine cavity as they... View Article

When Should I Seek Advice About Fertility?

September 24, 2012 11:33 am

Should I Seek Fertility Advice? According to UK figures collated by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), about one in seven couples experience some difficulty in having a baby.  Dramatic advances in medical science mean that many previously misunderstood fertility problems can now be overcome.  However, many couples remain unsure if and when to seek professional help. How long should a couple try for a baby before suspecting that there may be a genuine difficulty?  This is not always an easy question to answer, after all there is only one opportunity each month to fertilise a single egg.  Furthermore, not all egg/sperm combinations are successful, and the majority of potential embryos naturally fail to develop, so one cannot expect... View Article