How does smoking tobacco damage fertility?
31 May 2022
How does smoking tobacco damage fertility?

Every year, May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day with the goal of helping raise awareness about the health consequences of smoking tobacco. Among the negative health consequences for both men and women is infertility. Dr Tomasz Lukaszewski, Consultant Gynaecologist at IVI London, answers some of the most common questions we receive about the connection… View Article

Anxiety During the Two-Week Wait After IVF
18 May 2022
How to Manage Anxiety During the Two-Week Wait After IVF

Women and couples undergoing fertility treatment will at some stage face the two-week wait – the time it takes until a pregnancy blood test can be performed following an embryo transfer or IUI procedure Up to 40% of women suffer from high levels of stress during this time, meanwhile a new study has shown that… View Article

Menopause concept vector illustration.
22 April 2022
How does female fertility change with age?

You may already know that for both men and women, fertility changes with age – but do you understand how? In this article, we delve closer into female fertility specifically and how this changes with age, how age affects the chances of conceiving naturally, and some of the numbers you need to be aware of… View Article

Erectile Dysfunction
30 March 2022
Erectile Dysfunction: Solutions and How to Get Help

When it comes to discussing male fertility issues, the focus is normally on whether there is enough sperm, and the reasons as to why the sperm are unable to fertilise the egg. Now take a step back in the journey: in order to deposit semen at the cervix, couples must engage in regular sexual intercourse… View Article

fertility massage therapy
3 March 2022
Are there benefits to fertility massage therapy?

When you’re trying for a baby, it’s tempting to try everything you can to give yourself the best chance of conceiving. From regular temperature checks to detect ovulation through to carrying around a rose quartz crystal ‘just in case’, these rituals can each carry personal significance to each individual. One of these rituals is the… View Article

Doctor make uterus examination concept. Gynecology and female
24 January 2022
What are the key signs of infertility in women?

It might seem obvious, but the clearest sign of infertility is the inability to get pregnant despite having regular, unprotected sex. At IVI, we recommend that you consult your GP or a fertility specialist if you find that you have not been able to get pregnant after 12 months of trying to conceive. If you… View Article

single mother
24 December 2021
The benefits of becoming a single mother by choice

For many women who have children, motherhood is a wonderful experience. It is an amazing journey that is complicated, challenging, exhilarating, and full of discovery. While the benefits of parenthood are similar whether you’re in a committed relationship or going it alone, being a single parent has its own unique challenges. In the UK, the… View Article

Mumps virus illustration
24 December 2021
How Mumps Affects Fertility

Once a disease most frequently seen in young children, mumps is now becoming far more common amongst older children and adults. This is in part fuelled by the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine scare of the late 1990s. While those with mumps usually recover swiftly with no long-lasting effects, the same can’t always be… View Article

Vitamins to increase sperm count and boost male fertility
1 October 2021
Vitamins to increase sperm count and boost male fertility

We’re a nation determined to take charge of our health: one survey found that 34% of UK consumers took a daily supplement, while 59% reported taking a vitamin, mineral or supplement at least once over the course of a year. While it may be habit to reach for a supplement to boost energy levels, have… View Article

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Does it affect fertility?
9 September 2021
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Does it affect fertility?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). To some degree, PMS is familiar to many women of menstruating age, if not the majority. However, PMDD is something very different, which affects only a minority of women of childbearing age. In this article, we’ll look at: Symptoms and causes of… View Article

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