What to do after embryo transfer to increase success
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

Vector illustration of intrauterine insemination (IUI)
4 May 2021
What’s the difference between IVF and IUI?

With the ongoing advances in reproductive technology, nowadays there are a lot of options when it comes to fertility treatment. When you first start to explore your options, you may be wondering just what is IUI? What’s the difference between IUI and IVF? Which one should I opt for? Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a form… View Article

Molar pregnancy
19 April 2021
What is a molar pregnancy?

Molar pregnancy, also known as a hydatidiform mole, is a relatively rare condition in which fertilisation takes place, but the resulting embryo has an incorrect or imbalanced number of cells in its genetic material and has no chance of developing into a baby. A molar pregnancy can happen completely by chance, and can be an extremely… View Article

Two lesbian mothers and their baby
17 February 2021
The ROPA Method: 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions

The idea of shared motherhood is relatively new, but it is redefining the concept of parenthood for many same-sex female couples.   While IVF has been practised for over 40 years, the ROPA method – which enables two women to share biological motherhood – was only first pioneered in 2010. In the decade that followed,… View Article

5 healthy foods that can help you get pregnant
22 January 2021
5 healthy foods that can help you get pregnant

Who knew that what you serve up on your dinner plate could have a bearing on becoming a parent? No amount of healthy fats, vegetables, or superfood smoothies can guarantee to get you pregnant, but it seems that what we eat really could have an impact. When it comes to how to get pregnant, while… View Article

compatibility testing (CGT)
4 January 2021
The importance of compatibility testing (CGT) for couples

When couples consider their compatibility, they may think about shared interests and common values. But when it comes to starting a family, it is time to look at a different type of compatibility. One in every 25 children in the UK is affected by a genetic disorder. In many cases, this is not the result… View Article

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