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What’s the difference between IVF and 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

21 December 2020
What are the different types of families?

Families have been the primary social unit throughout human history, and they come in many forms. Social anthropology identifies many family types over time. These range from patriarchal to matriarchal, monogamous to polygamous, established to nomadic – to mention just a few. The reality is that there is not one type of family: there are… View Article

11 December 2020
What is implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleeding can happen in early pregnancy. It can also be accompanied by mild implantation pain. If you’re not expecting to be pregnant, it could pass you by without you noticing.  You might even mistake it for early spotting ahead of your next period. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s natural that you… View Article

1 December 2020
How do HIV and AIDS affect fertility?

The 1st of December marks World AIDS Day. On this day, it’s important we remind ourselves that this is still an ongoing pandemic, affecting nearly 38 million people globally every day.  In the UK alone, there are over 100,000 people living with HIV.  World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show our support for those… View Article

Fertility preservation for transgender
20 November 2020
Fertility preservation for transgender men and women

Transgender Awareness Week sheds light on issues faced by the transgender community. This year, it takes place between 13th – 19th November before the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday 20th November. When it comes to fertility, transgender people face a very complex and often painful situation. Gender-affirming treatment can ease the distress of living… View Article

11 November 2020
The importance of psychological support during fertility treatment

Anyone who has experienced infertility knows that it can feel like more than a simple reproductive problem. It can strike at your confidence and your very sense of identity. Once you decide to take the plunge and seek treatment, that too can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. It is important to remember that infertility affects… View Article

23 October 2020
IVI makes significant advances in the safety and success of Assisted Reproduction

IVI discovers that using slush nitrogen at -210° in embryo vitrification could increase embryo survival compared to the current technique Non-invasive preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy is the starting point to continue to improve results and become a useful diagnostic tool This important research into safety is part of a total of 74 papers presented… View Article



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