26 February 2020
Exercising when trying to get pregnant

Trying to get pregnant can be a stressful time for some couples and a lot of the time you feel like it is completely out of your control. However, there are a few things that you can do to help you whilst on your journey. We have previously discussed smoking and how quitting can help… View Article

symptoms of pregnancy
18 February 2020
What are the main symptoms of pregnancy?

From morning sickness to heartburn, from feeling exhausted to constantly having to run to the loo; the symptoms of pregnancy can seem like a long list of tribulations that have to be borne as the price you pay for the main event. However, not all of the symptoms are present all of the time and not everyone has them all.

12 February 2020
Smoking can half your chances of getting pregnant

If you smoke, it is said to take you nearly twice as long as non-smoker to get pregnant. On average couples who are having regular unprotected sex are likely to get pregnant within the year. For smokers the chances of getting pregnant almost double to two years. This is true for both women trying to… View Article

uterine fibroids
5 February 2020
Fibroids: what are fibroids and how do they affect pregnancy?

Fibroids are non-cancerous uterine growths that can develop in or on the womb. They can vary from being pea-sized or as large as a grapefruit and there could be just a few or multiple fibroids.

5 February 2020
Amenorrhea: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Amenorrhea is a lack of menstruation – in simple terms, you don’t get periods. There are two types. Primary amenorrhea is when a teenager has not started her periods by the age of 16; secondary amenorrhea is when a woman has previously had periods in the normal way, but these have stopped for six months or more.

3 February 2020
Why your BMI matters when trying to get pregnant.

The relationship between weight and fertility is a complicated one. While there is research that supports that weight affects fertility, everyone is different. Women of all sizes have successful pregnancies and give birth to healthy children. Never the less there is scientific research confirm there is a collation between BMI and fertility. What is BMI?… View Article

22 January 2020
Understanding what makes a healthy embryo

Although there are many factors to take into account which determine a successful IVF cycle, one of the most important is the embryo quality. Around 60% of all miscarriages are caused by abnormalities in the embryo, therefore when having IVF it is advised to transfer the best quality embryo to increase your chances of getting… View Article

10 January 2020
What is the vitrification technique?

A good embryo freezing technique is essential when trying to increase the chances of pregnancy with fertility treatment. The introduction of vitrification means that IVI can obtain embryo survival rates that reach almost 100% following freezing. Due to the improvement of incubator conditions, IVI has been able to transfer and vitrify at the blastocyst stage… View Article

8 January 2020
IVI; A Creation Story

2019 has been a fantastic year for IVI, achieving some incredible things throughout the year. 2020 is going to be no different with a goal to continue to grow, better ourselves.   This isn’t just a normal year for the IVI company, 2020 is our 30-year anniversary. Over the last 30 years, we have grown… View Article

7 January 2020
41 years ago today the first IVF baby was born

Fifty years ago, the first ever landing of men on the moon was heralded as a giant step for mankind. Indeed it was, but another more recent development has altered the personal and social landscape of our times in ways that have arguably even more impact. Just 41 years ago today, the world’s first IVF baby was born. She was also the first IVF baby in the UK which was, and remains in many ways, a world leader in human reproductive medicine.

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