Are You Planning to Get Pregnant?

Are You Planning to Get Pregnant?

04:59 15th March 2013 | Conception

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The goal of every pregnancy is the delivery of a healthy baby to a healthy mother. However, this journey to motherhood can be made easier and healthier when it is well planned and prepared for. Several factors affect the ease of getting pregnant as well as the health of both mother and baby in pregnancy and afterwards. Planning your pregnancy helps you avoid or reduce pregnancy complications, give birth to a healthier baby, recover fast...

There is a potential risk of transmitting the HIV virus with ovum donation treatment

There is a potential risk of transmitting the HIV virus with ovum donation treatment

05:00 14th March 2013 | HIV

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It may take up to three months (window period) for an HIV infected person to develop a positive HIV test. This means that even though an ovum donor may screen negative at the time of embryo transfer into a recipient, there could be a risk of transmitting the HIV virus because the donor could be within this “window period”. The egg, like the sperm does not get infected with the HIV virus. Sperm is transferred with other cells that could ...

Psychological Impact of Infertility

05:02 11th February 2013 | Child Bearing Stigma

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It is the natural desire for most couples to have their own children. This is particularly relevant in Nigeria where the premium placed on childbearing is so high that they become necessary to secure the marital union in harmony. Having to deal with infertility can be emotionally challenging and consuming. As mentioned earlier we natural assume our fertility is intact as we grow up and it is often confusing and overwhelming when we cann...

Why is IVF Important – Part I

05:03 11th January 2013 | Common Infertility Pain

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For the last 14 years we have seen couples come through our doors from different parts of the world, some known to us personally and others absolute strangers, sharing a common pain and an equally common need. One of our earliest couples, who had been married for 7 years without having a child, referred to the “deafening silence” in their home brought on by the absence of the noise of children. They went on to have 4 beautiful children ...

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