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The Two-Week Wait
25 August 2019
The Two-Week Wait

We are used to hearing words and phrases like beta hCG wait and two-week wait for a beta hCG test, but do we really know what they mean?

implantation bleeding
19 August 2019
Is bleeding normal after implantation?

This is considered to be one of the easier signs to detect of early pregnancy as bleeding can occur after implantation in approximately 3 out of every 10 women.   However, this phenomenon doesn’t always happen because of the implantation and it’s not normally associated with any problem with the pregnancy.  So why does it happen? … View Article

7 August 2019
Preconception care: tobacco, alcohol and caffeine

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.

5 August 2019
8 Reasons why you should come to an IVI Open Evening

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

24 July 2019
Want to become an egg donor? Here’s everything you need to know

For the fortunate majority of healthy young women, fertility is something to be taken for granted. For them, planning a family revolves more around social, economic and personal circumstances than their ability to conceive. For others, however, the experience of infertility can be heart breaking. One of the ways to bridge the divide between these two situations is egg donation. In our growing social awareness of the need for women to help other women, this is one of the most direct and powerful ways to do so.

17 July 2019
Pregnancy After Vasectomy: is it possible?

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

10 July 2019
Which days of the month are the best time to get pregnant?

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.

3 July 2019
From ovarian rejuvenation to global sustainability: the 8th International IVIRMA Congress

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

Elena Labarta at ESHRE 2019
25 June 2019
A low progesterone level in the blood may reduce the chances of having a baby by 18%

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

24 June 2019
The proteins produced by embryos enable us to predict pregnancy

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



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