Vitamins to increase sperm count and boost male fertility
1 October 2021
Vitamins to increase sperm count and boost male fertility

We’re a nation determined to take charge of our health: one survey found that 34% of UK consumers took a daily supplement, while 59% reported taking a vitamin, mineral or supplement at least once over the course of a year. While it may be habit to reach for a supplement to boost energy levels, have… View Article

9 September 2021
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Does it affect fertility?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). To some degree, PMS is familiar to many women of menstruating age, if not the majority. However, PMDD is something very different, which affects only a minority of women of childbearing age. In this article, we’ll look at: Symptoms and causes of… View Article

19 August 2021
The advantages of donating eggs

For women who would otherwise be unable to fulfil their dream of building a family, egg donation is quite simply the gift of life. For the donor, the knowledge that they have been such a crucial part of another woman’s journey to becoming a parent may be enough, but there are other advantages too. For… View Article

17 August 2021
Expert Q&A: Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination

Please note: this page is up-to-date as of 16 August 2021 and will be updated as information becomes available.   My partner and I were planning to try for a baby this year, but I recently caught COVID-19. I feel back to full health now, but is it safe to start trying to conceive? It’s… View Article

13 August 2021
Tobacco and Male Infertility: the hard truths

Chances are you already know that smoking is bad news for your health, but do you know about the toll it may be having on your fertility? For men in particular, the connection between  tobacco and infertility is hard to ignore. Tobacco smoking is one of the major factors leading to male infertility, with the… View Article

30 July 2021
What to do after embryo transfer to increase success

After weeks of treatment and months or even years of planning, the day of your embryo transfer has finally arrived. On one hand, it’s the day you’ve been waiting for. On the other, it’s the beginning of the most anxious time of all, as you wait to find out whether you’re pregnant. To help you… View Article

ICSI Explained: Success Rates, Risks and What to Expect
8 July 2021
ICSI Explained: Success Rates, Risks and What to Expect

Sometimes, even the most advanced methods of assisted conception can benefit from an extra helping hand. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a procedure that is performed as part of IVF which is designed to remove barriers which can prevent a sperm cell from fertilizing an egg. For many, particularly those affected by male infertility, it… View Article

30 June 2021
DuoStim: the IVF stimulation protocol designed for low ovarian reserves

The DuoStim protocol consists of stimulating the ovaries at two different stages within a single menstrual cycle IVI is the first to compare DuoStim results with those of two conventional non-consecutive stimulations, which found a near 50% reduction in the amount of time required to obtain a healthy embryo DuoStim is proposed as a major… View Article

Applying AI to embryo selection
29 June 2021
Artificial Intelligence offers 75% accuracy in the selection of chromosomally normal embryos

In recent times, the development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has demonstrated its potential to address inefficiencies in different stages of assisted reproduction. Among them, one of the most crucial processes that AI has shown potential to improve takes place in the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) laboratory: embryo selection. Prompted by this potential, IVI… View Article

ovarian follicles
3 June 2021
What are ovarian follicles?

Ovarian follicles play an essential role in a woman’s fertility – both in getting pregnant and during the early stages of pregnancy. If you’re hoping to have a baby, it’s useful to have an understanding of how these follicles work.  In this article, we’ll discuss what ovarian follicles are, how they’re measured, why they’re crucial… View Article

14 May 2021
What is EmbryoScope?

Since the very first assisted fertility treatments, experts have continually sought to find new ways to help patients build their families safely and effectively. Nowadays, assisted reproductive technology is so advanced that we can even capture the very first moments of a baby’s biological beginnings. This technology is known as Embryoscope. Pioneered by IVI, the… View Article

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