Ovulation and Your Other Half (Nicole The Fertile Chick)

10:03 10th November 2014 | Ovulation Window

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I envy couples that have never had to worry about that interesting window in a woman’s cycle called ovulation. The joy of being able to be intimate with your husband without having one eye on the calendar!!! I have had some of my less-fertility-challenged friends tell me that they too are constantly on ovulation watch – in their case it’s not about trying to catch the egg, but how to MISS it. My reaction is always the same, classic eye ...

Worried your bio clock is ticking? Here are your fertility options

Worried your bio clock is ticking? Here are your fertility options

10:06 20th October 2014 | Marriageable Age

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I was at a wedding this Saturday where the bride was a lovely 30 year old. It occurred to me that our generation is getting married much later than our parents’ generation did. My mother got married at 23 and was pregnant with her fourth child by 30.

The median age at which people get married has risen to 27 years and this has some implications on various factors; one of which is fertility.

So you find yourself getting older but y...

Do fertility miracles exist?

Do fertility miracles exist?

10:09 18th September 2014 | Advertising Scam

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From About.com

Take this all-natural supplement and you’ll conceive this week! Read this book and you’ll have a pregnancy miracle! Check out this website for cheap fertility drugs – no prescription needed! Ever see ads like these? Whatever you do, as tempting as it is, don’t even look. You can almost be sure they are advertising a scam. At best, they are over marketing an average product or service. At worst, they may be fishing for...

6 Things You Should Know About Ovulation

6 Things You Should Know About Ovulation

10:15 20th August 2014 | Ovulation

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Rachel Gurevich of About.com tells us about some of the things we may be missing out on when trying to get pregnant.

Read on…

If you want to get pregnant, either now or later in life, it’s important to know whatever you can about ovulation.

In fact, misinformation on ovulation can decrease your odds of conception.

Researchers surveyed 1,000 women ages 18 to 40 and asked them about basic female reproduction. Well over half of...

Our Pregnancy Story-The Okolis

Our Pregnancy Story-The Okolis

03:18 11th August 2014 | Client Testimonial

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 Bridge Clinic couple talks about their struggle and triumph...

We got married shortly after crossing the thirty-something age bracket and for the first two years we tried starting a family but after going from one doctor to the other realized we really needed help, this was the beginning of our journey to The Bridge Clinic, Lagos Nigeria.

My wife who got all carried away with the “Oyinbo” way in which things were done attended th...

Importance and Control of Ovulation

10:43 10th July 2014 | Ovulation

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Ovulation is the process in a female’s menstrual cycle during which a mature oocyte (egg) is released from the ovary. This process is essential to human reproduction and the physiological changes that occur in the woman to achieve ovulation and reproduction is called the menstrual cycle. The average menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days (the beginning of one menstrual bleed to the beginning of the next one) but it may be as shor...

In-Vitro Fertilisation – An Overview

10:44 22nd May 2014 | In-Vitro Fertilisation

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In-vitro fertlisation (IVF) means fertilisation “in glass” or outside the body. Typically the woman is given drugs to stimulate her ovaries to produce a lot of eggs, more than she ordinarily would in her natural cycle, which are collected by ultrasound guidance and fertilized with the man’s sperms outside the body. This process may be simple (conventional IVF) or require additional micromanipulation and injection of the sperm directly i...

Low Sperm Count and Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

22:15 16th April 2014 | Empirical Fertility Treatments

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The list of drugs and procedures that have been tried is endless but none of them have been scientifically validated to lead to effective improvements in sperm count. Some of these empirical treatments which have been tried without demonstrable success include the use of hCG, hMG or anitoestrogen therapies (clomiphene citrate, tamoxifen), testosterone administration, Testolactone, Bromocriptine, Kallikrein, Pentoxyfylline and a...

Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection in Nigeria

Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection in Nigeria

10:47 2nd April 2014 | Male Fertility Procedure

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The Bridge Clinic introduced Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) to Nigeria with the birth of the Emekwue twins in 2000 and since then thousands of couples have benefitted from the procedure. The interesting thing is that the procedure can help couples with the most abnormal semen parameters including men with azoospermia when there are no sperm cells in the ejaculate.
An interesting extension to ICSI is the novel process of intrac...

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