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Starting IVF Treatment How to Prepare?

Starting IVF Treatment – How to Prepare?

February 12, 2021 4:31 pm

  If you are planning on starting IVF treatment, here are a few tips on how to prepare both physically and mentally… Do your research Some of the fear and anxiety that comes with starting IVF is the uncertainty about the process and potential side effects of treatment. To help ease these fears, we recommend doing as much research as possible to help you understand the various steps that take place during IVF. You can do a lot of research online, however your best option is to book a consultation with a fertility specialist who will be able to share their expert advice and answer your questions. Talk to your partner Going through IVF treatment can be an emotional time... View Article

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What do the Latest Lockdown Rules Mean for IVF Clinics?

January 13, 2021 5:41 pm

England has returned to a national lockdown. We understand that our patients and future patients will have many questions regarding how this will affect fertility treatments. Therefore we would like to try and address these questions and ease your concerns with the following information… Are IVF clinics still open? Currently, HFEA licensed clinics like ours can continue to offer treatment. HFEA licensed clinics have each strictly followed a Treatment Commencement Strategy in order to maintain safe ways of working for both patients and staff. We will continue to monitor and adhere to HFEA and government advice and all patients will be notified of any developments. How are clinics keeping patients safe? Our priority is the safety of patients and our... View Article

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4 Facts about Fertility Over 40

January 13, 2021 5:34 pm

Many couples are having babies later in life. This can be for a number of different reasons, from wanting to focus on a successful career to waiting for the right partner. However, it is a biological fact that as men and women age, their opportunity to have children decreases. Read on to learn more facts about fertility over the age of forty…   As women age, the number of eggs in the ovaries rapidly decline. By the time a female reaches 40, she is likely to have only 3 percent of the original egg supply she was born with. In addition, as women approach menopause, their ovaries are not as responsive to the hormones which are responsible for ovulation. This... View Article

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Human Rights Day – Knowing Your Employment Rights During IVF

December 9, 2020 6:06 pm

To mark Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, we thought it might be helpful to share some guidance on employment rights when you are going through IVF treatment… Juggling the pressures work and IVF treatment can become both physically and emotionally draining, so it is important to research your options and know your rights. First and foremost, it is important to know that if you become pregnant through IVF, you have exactly the same pregnancy and maternity rights as non-IVF parents. In fact, you will have these rights once you have completed the embryo transfer and may become pregnant. During your IVF journey you or your partner may need to take time off work to go to appointments,... View Article

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How are we protecting our patients during COVID-19?

October 26, 2020 10:10 pm

In this uncertain time, we want to ensure that your fertility journey is as safe and as stress-free as possible. To provide the highest level of safety for both our clients and our staff members we have put in place strict infection-control measures throughout our clinic, we encourage social distancing, and we have the appropriate personal protective equipment. In our popular Open Events, we used to invite you to meet the Doctor in person for a mini consultation and give you a tour of our clinic. However, as we are currently unable to hold these events we are now offering free one to one telephone consultations with an experienced team member. They will be able to discuss in detail the... View Article

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

Acupuncture and Fertility

June 27, 2013 12:24 pm

  Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular amongst patients having fertility treatment. It is most commonly used for its general benefits to patients and is also used more specifically for patients having IVF, where treatments shortly before and after embryo transfer are desired. Melanie Hackwell, is a true believer in the benefits of acupuncture and you cannot help but be uplifted by her enthusiasm. Melanie originally had acupuncture treatment to help with her own fertility. Not one to do things by halves, she studied in London and China, received her certification and started Ancient Roots Acupuncture and Chinese Massage to pass on the benefits here in London. She practices in Balham and Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden as well... 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

High BMI Preventing Fertility Treatment?

June 2, 2013 8:44 pm

If you have a high Body Mass Index (BMI) you will be aware that this factor can sometimes have an adverse effect on your chances of conceiving. BMI is calculated by a person’s weight being divided by the square of their height. You may have already found that some clinics are not willing to treat patients with a BMI over 35. This may be because more complex surgery is needed which presents medical risks to the patient. At Concept Fertility we are aware of the issues of a high BMI and are aware that there can be many reasons for this: PCOS In PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) the ovaries are generally bigger than average. The outer surface of the ovary... 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. It may be a useful tool for embryo selection in very specific cases, for example... View Article