aaaaaa Which days of the month are the best time to get pregnant?

If you are in the period of your life that covers the fertile years, chances are you have a general awareness of what ovulation is, when it takes place and consequently when is the best time to get pregnant. When the time is right and you decide you want to increase your chances of getting...

aaaaaa A low progesterone level in the blood may reduce the chances of having a baby by 18%

The importance of progesterone during pregnancy is widely known, but what if we could establish a causal relationship between the levels of progesterone and pregnancy success rates? Over the last 3 years IVI have been investigating the impact of progesterone levels in the blood on the embryo transfer day in relation to pregnancy rates. The...

aaaaaa Secondary infertility: what should you do when the second baby doesn’t arrive?

Most of our preconceptions about infertility focus on an image of the childless couple or woman. But these are not the only people to suffer from this confidence-draining experience. Secondary infertility is when a woman has already given birth to one child but has difficulty conceiving a longed-for second child. It is to some extent...

aaaaaa Why does a low sperm count affect one in five men in the UK?

Research carried out by IVI has shown that levels of male infertility have almost doubled in just over a decade. In a ground-breaking study led by Dr. Ashley Teigs, her team found that the proportion of men at risk of needing fertility treatment has risen from 12.4% in 2004 to 21.3% in 2017. This is a...

aaaaaa Mediterranean diet linked to increased chance of successful IVF

Most progress in IVF comes about as a result of painstaking research, but sometimes a chance observation is all it takes to boost success rates. In 2012 I was lecturing at a conference in the USA and got chatting to a doctor who said his team had been concerned that some of their young couples...

aaaaaa Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant at 40

The thought of getting pregnant at 40 is, for some women, a scary thought. Although getting pregnant after 40 is possible without fertility treatment, your chances of conceiving are lower than they would have been in your 20s or 30s. This means, although it’s not impossible, it may take longer for you to conceive. While...

aaaaaa The Struggle of Coping with Infertility and Our Advice

Trying to conceive can be an emotional journey – especially when you are coping with infertility. The effects of infertility can have an impact on every area of your life, making it difficult to focus on anything else. It can cause conflicts in your relationship with your partner, communication with friends, mental health and your...

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