Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the most straightforward forms of assisted fertility treatments, the goal of which is to increase the number of sperm that reach and fertilise the egg on their own. It involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilisation. This form of fertility treatment is a less invasive and… View Article
IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation. It is a method of assisted reproduction where a man’s sperm and a woman’s egg are combined in a laboratory dish, where fertilisation is expected to occur. In – In is simply the Latin for in. ‘In Vitro’ is a Latin term meaning ‘In Glass’. Vitro – As mentioned… View Article
IVI Patient Open Evenings We hold Patient Open Evenings at all of our IVI UK clinic on a monthly basis. Come and visit our team of experts for a chat, to learn more about us, to have any of your important queries answered and to have a guided tour of our clinic facilities. If you… View Article
IVI understand that fertility treatment can be an anxious time for couples and recently we put out some research to help us better understand the impact it can have on couples. The results revealed that men could often be more deeply affected than women. In fact, 7 out of 10 men said going through… View Article
There are many “myths” surrounding the topic of fertility. This blog by IVI, the world’s largest fertility group, discusses 5 common misconceptions.
Around 1 in 6 couples struggle to conceive in the UK, showing that infertility is a very common issue which greatly impacts many people we may know. It is understood that around 30% of these infertility issues are due to known male factors, 30% are due to known female factors and the remaining 40% are due to combined or unexplained causes.
What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition found in women where tissue that makes up the womb lining (endometrium) is found outside the womb, such as in the ovaries and fallopian tubes, the outside of the womb, the bowel or bladder, and the inside of the abdominal lining. The tissue acts like endometrium tissue building… View Article
All patients seeking counselling are offered a friendly and respectful welcome, in a dedicated counselling space designed to create a relaxed environment. Counselling will provide emotional support and information to help manage stress, and difficult thoughts or feelings that may arise through the fertility journey.
Women’s eggs are difficult to freeze – they are the biggest cell in the body and contain a large amount of water. Previous freezing techniques had a low egg survival rate because the water inside the cell created crystals that destroyed it. 90% of the eggs survive the vitrification process and 98% of these eggs then survive the thawing process.
In our everyday lives, male infertility issues can often be overlooked, as there tends to be more of a female-fertility focus in the media. However, at IVI UK we understand that this should not be the case as male-related infertility issues are just as important and relevant if you and your partner are having difficulties getting pregnant. Approximately 30% of fertility issues are due to male fertility factors, 30% due to female fertility factors and the remaining 40% of issues are due to either a combination of factors or unexplained.