It’s well known that refraining from drinking and smoking during pregnancy is essential. What is less known and understood is the fact that during the preconception period, say three months before conceiving, your lifestyle can also have a big impact on your future unborn child. An outstanding example of this principle is the need for an adequate intake of folic acid. In this article we look at smoking before pregnancy and exactly how it can have a detrimental impact, as well as issues around other lifestyle choices, for example whether it’s OK to consume caffeine before pregnancy, and sensible precautions around the consumption of alcohol and other recreational drugs.
IVI London has been open since 2016 and what a great few years it has been. We’ve recently been able to publish our amazing success rates which have really been something to shout about. With a 60% result on fresh IVF/ICSI cycles compared to that of the national average at 33%. Another thing that has… View Article
Every man who has undergone a vasectomy in the UK is sure to have thought seriously about the decision, and to have been advised by his NHS or another medical practitioner that the procedure should be considered permanent. But the fact is that lives change, circumstances change, and a new social or personal dynamic can lead to a change of heart. In this article, we take a look at the realistic possibilities of pregnancy after vasectomy. We explain the broad principles of different courses of action and what you need to do if you or your partner should find yourselves in this situation. How to get pregnant after a vasectomy? There’s no 100% certain solution, but there is plenty of help available to give you a very good chance of success
When the time is right and you decide you want to increase your chances of getting pregnant, you may find that your hazy knowledge of that all-important fertile window is no longer enough. In this article, we look at how to identify your most fertile days and how long you can expect it to take to achieve your goal. We also consider the steps you could take if things don’t go according to plan, and when to seek medical advice.
With an action-packed agenda, the 8th International IVIRMA Congress took place in Mallorca in April 2019. Buzzing with excitement about new developments in reproductive medicine, the Congress gathered over 1,600 specialists representing 71 different nationalities to discuss the future of Assisted Reproduction. Delegates shared information about topics as far-ranging as ovarian rejuvenation, IVI’s sustainable development… View Article
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… View Article
The use of artificial intelligence has provided a massive step forward in the journey to perfecting embryo selection and as a result constantly improving pregnancy results. At the annual ESHRE meeting We were able to present two new studies both of which relating to analysis of embryo transfer. The first study carried out at IVI… View Article
One of the main questions a woman asks when told that she has polycystic ovaries is: will it affect my fertility? Although, not so common, there are some cases where this condition can cause problems when a woman wants to become pregnant. Do you know exactly what polycystic ovaries are and how they can affect… View Article
“We are aware of the need for environmental sustainability from a global perspective, as we have done so during the congress. All the initiatives implemented by us point in the same direction, one that governs our commitment to sustainability, towards balance on our planet and creating environmental legacy“, says Andreu Miquel, Global Head of… View Article
Research has just been published in the prestigious journal Human Reproduction that may set alarm bells ringing for those thirty-somethings hoping to start a family at some point but ‘not yet’. The woman heading IVI’s Cryobiology Unit, Dr. Ana Cobo, lead a medical research team which has confirmed in starkly revealing terms that ‘not yet’… View Article