What is endometriosis and how can IVF help?

What is endometriosis and how can IVF help?

10:16 29th February 2016 | Endometiosis & Infertility

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Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects 15% of all women of reproductive age and this percentage is reflected in Nigeria. It occurs when tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium), is found in organs outside the uterus. These organs may include the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the ligaments that support the uterus, the bladder, the bowel, the vagina and the vulva. The misplaced tissue can develop into le...

Recurring pregnancy loss

Recurring pregnancy loss

21:49 9th February 2016 | Pregnancy Loss

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Having a miscarriage is extremely distressing. Having three or more miscarriages is a terrible experience for the women concerned and for those close to her. She needs all the love and support they can give to help her recover from the desperate disappointment and hopelessness she is feeling. It should be noted right away that recurring pregnancy loss (RPL) is often a natural process and almost two-thirds of women with RPL will eventual...

 What is your ovarian reserve and why is it important?

What is your ovarian reserve and why is it important?

21:46 9th February 2016 | Female Fertility

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Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to determine the capacity of the ovary to provide egg cells that are not only capable of fertilisation but are more likely to result in a healthy and successful pregnancy. A woman’s ability to become pregnant decreases as she gets older because she has fewer eggs. The quality of her eggs also decreases and they are more likely to have abnormalities. This means that older women have lower pregnancy ...

Improving your chances of conceiving naturally

Improving your chances of conceiving naturally

20:58 9th February 2016 | Conception

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Conceiving naturally is the ideal way of getting pregnant and there are several things you can do to improve your chances of becoming pregnant this way. First of all,make sure that you are in the best of health. Get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly. Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruit and vegetables and stop smoking. Take your vitamins and enjoy life with your partner. If you have any niggly health problems, visit your doctor an...

Is intrauterine insemination(IUI) an alternative to IVF?

Is intrauterine insemination(IUI) an alternative to IVF?

20:55 9th February 2016 | Insemination

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For a woman to get pregnant, a man’s sperm must travel from the vagina through the cervix into the womb and up into one of the fallopian tubes. If the sperm arrives in the tubes soon after the release of the egg from the ovary(ovulation), the sperm and egg can meet in the tube and fertilisation may occur.

The cervix limits the number of sperms that enter the uterus, so only a few sperm make their way to the fallopian tubes. Intrauteri...

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

20:51 9th February 2016 | Menstrual Cramps

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Endometriosis is a common condition that affects women during their reproductive years. It occurs when tissue similar to the uterine lining (endometrium) attaches to organs in the pelvis and begins to grow. This displaced endometrial tissue causes irritation in the pelvis which may lead to pain and infertility.

Experts do not know why some women develop endometriosis, although there are indications of a correlation between endometrios...

Why are blastocysts better?

Why are blastocysts better?

20:34 9th February 2016 | Fertilised Embryo

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A blastocyst is an embryo that has been developed in the laboratory for five or six days after being fertilised. It is now possible to transfer blastocysts to the uterus as opposed to the conventional IVF approach which involves transferring three or four embryos to the womb, three days after egg collection and fertilisation.

Transferring blastocysts is an exciting development because recent advances in blastocyst culture and transfer...

Why do doctors prescribe progesterone supplements during IVF?

Why do doctors prescribe progesterone supplements during IVF?

18:23 9th February 2016 | Progesterone Supplements

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Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovary. It is first detected in the middle of the menstrual cycle when an egg is released and progesterone prepares the lining of the uterus to receive a fertilised egg. If pregnancy does not take place, the progesterone levels fall and the woman has a period. If an embryo implants into the lining of the uterus, the ovary will produce progesterone for eight weeks into the pregnancy. After that ti...

Ovarian cancer and your options for having a baby

Ovarian cancer and your options for having a baby

17:31 9th February 2016 | Cancer

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Cancer is not an easy subject to discuss, particularly for women who want to become pregnant. Fertility problems may occur when cancer or cancer treatments damage glands or organs involved in reproduction such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. The ovaries are particularly important because it is where the eggs are stored. Any damage to the ovaries can cause a decrease in the total number of eggs in both ov...

Fertility

Fertility

08:05 9th February 2016 | Medical Assessment

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Many people use the terms sterility and infertility as if they are interchangeable. They are not and it is important to understand the difference. Primary Sterility is when a couple is unable to conceive after having unprotected intercourse for a specified period. Secondary sterility is when a couple has had at least one child but has been unable to achieve another pregnancy.

There are two categories of infertility. Primary infertilit...

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