month of fertility awareness
28 May 2020
June: Fertility Awareness Month

In June we all respond to the prompting of blue skies and fresh new foliage, bursting buds and a riot of flowers; finally, we can welcome summer and celebrate the month of fertility. The summer solstice is the ancient traditional time for sowing seeds, planting crops and celebrating midsummer marriages in homage to the earth’s… View Article

Blood in semen and urine
18 May 2020
Possible causes of blood in the semen

Blood in semen, or hematospermia, may cause considerable distress to patients who experience it. Fortunately, it is most often a benign, self-limited and isolated symptom that resolves without any medical intervention. In fact, up to 70% of patients will experiencing hematospermia without any underlying cause. But why is there blood in the semen? What are… View Article

International Family Day
14 May 2020
Celebrate International Family Day with IVI

Anthropologists and sociologists have long recognised that the family unit represents the most basic universal building block on which society is built. In the 21st century, many types of families coexist: a nuclear family, a one-parent family, a family headed by a same-sex couple, a single generational or multi-generation extended family. But whichever the type… View Article

11 May 2020
IVI London re-opens after the pandemic: Find out what the return to our clinic will be like

IVI London re-opens after the pandemic: Find out what the return to our clinic will be like   Measuring the temperature before entering the clinic, providing masks and marking safe distances in the clinic are some of the safety measures taken in our assisted reproduction clinics All our laboratories are prepared to work with type… View Article

ovarian cancer and fertility
8 May 2020
The importance of detecting the symptoms of ovarian cancer

The importance of detecting the symptoms of ovarian cancer Ovarian cancer, is one of the most common cancers affecting women. Each year in the UK, 7,300 women are diagnosed with this form of cancer and the lifetime risk of developing it is around two per cent. Although it mainly affects women of non-reproductive age, just… View Article

7 May 2020
Weight and fertility: Why should we take care of ourselves during confinement

  As a result of the exceptional situation we are all living in, we have seen ourselves isolated for almost a month now. The IVI team is looking forward to resume all treatments that have been put on hold as soon as we can and it is safe for our patients. But in the meantime… View Article

covid-19 IVF treatment
6 April 2020
COVID19 has led to my treatment being suspended. What can I do?

  It is normal to feel anxious, frustrated and angry. We will give you some tips to overcome this situation and to resume your fertility treatment in the best physical shape and state of mind. Our experienced counsellors can provide you with online consultations to ease your stress, offering a neutral environment to share your… View Article

Pregnancy Symtoms
3 April 2020
Infertility: why don’t more people talk about it?

  Infertility sometimes seems like one of the last bastions of social taboo in an era when every passing year sees a previously unthinkable opening up of ‘private’ topics for discussion. Issues concerning money and earnings, unheard of in previous generations, become easy topics for social chit-chat. On a more personal level, sexuality and gender… View Article

3 April 2020
How Cancer Treatments Can Affect Fertility in Women

In our era of ever-improving treatments for cancer and improved survival rates, there are fortunately more and more people able to look forward to a cancer-clear future after treatment. So many are now able to think about how the treatment itself may affect their future prospects and their chances of having a family. There are… View Article

31 March 2020
Endometriosis: When the disease controls your life

Endometriosis affects 10% of women and some of them are unaware of it It leaves women in agony on a daily basis: leading to absences from school and work … It is a chronic disease, there is no cure, but its symptoms can be treated We know that we are currently living in troubled times…. View Article

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