12:57 17th April 2016 | Counselling Services
Symptoms of depression and anxiety are extremely common in women who are having difficulty conceiving a child or who are going through the tortuous ride of infertility treatment. Feeling stressed and inadequate because you cannot conceive is a normal reaction, especially in societies where it is expected – that women have children as soon as they get married.
We do not know exactly how negative emotions and stress affect a woman’s cha...
06:06 11th March 2016 | Oocyte Retrieval
Laparoscope Vaginal Ultasound Probe IVF Procedure Pregnancy Rate Egg Collection Vaginal Skin Ovarian Capsule Aspirating Needle Conscious Sedation General Anaesthesia Operating Theatre Pain Management IVF Success Rates Fertilised Oocytes Pregnancy Rates
Author: Olubimpe Adetunji, Senior Fertility Nurse, The Bridge Clinic, with Agency reports.
The 1980s witnessed a drastic change from the use of laparoscope to vaginal ultrasound probe for egg retrieval during an IVF procedure. Although the technique of using a vaginal ultra-sound probe is less invasive and associated with higher pregnancy rates, it is one of the most stressful and painful components of the entire assisted reproductive...
20:34 9th February 2016 | Fertilised Embryo
Blastocyst Embryo Day 5 Transfer Fertilised Embryo Conventional IVF Egg Collection Improved Pregnancy Rate Healthy Embryo Multiple Pregnancies Technologically Advanced Treatment Bridge Clinic IVF Clinic Highest Standards International Excellence
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...
06:28 17th November 2014 | IVF Treatment
Dear IVF Newbie,
If I’m correct, you have just come to the decision to try IVF after a few months, maybe even years, of infertility.
03:18 11th August 2014 | Client Testimonial
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...
03:00 13th February 2014 | Accredited IVF Centre
Quality Mangement IVF Treatment Ovarian Stimulation Protocol Maintainance Laboratory Media Incubators Room Temperature VOC Egg Collection Follicular Fluid HFEA Reproductive Medicine IVF Specialists Biological Science Obstetrician Gyneacologist Professional Body
What does quality management mean to you?
Quality management ensures that the IVF treatment that you receive is good enough to provide you with your best chance of getting pregnant. It means;
04:01 2nd December 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
When you are ready to have your egg collection arranged, you will be given an instruction sheet telling you exactly what you need to do. Specially trained doctors perform egg collections in the clinic’s theatre. Your partner or another relative or friend is welcomed to be with you during the procedure to give you moral support.
First, a needle will be inserted into a vein in the back of your hand and you will be given an intravenous i...
04:04 6th November 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
There are several steps to IVF treatment and instructions to patients undergoing IVF. This article will help to alleviates some of the myths associated with IVF. Adhering to these instructions while undergoing IVF will increase.
Steps of IVF/Instructions to Patients undergoing treatment
a) Administration of drugs
b) Egg collection
c) Embryo Transfer
d) Pregnancy Test
Supply of Drugs
You will be given a prescription for differe...
04:35 20th August 2013 | Bridge Clinic Procedures
First Visit Consultation Medical History Human Reproduction Investigations Review Consultation Treatment Schedule Counselling IUI IMSI ICSI IVF Ovarian Stimulation Egg Collection Injections UltraSound Follicles HCG Fertilisation Follicular Fluid Normal Sperm Conventional IVF Embryo Culture Incubators Uterus Progesterone Blood Vessels
The first visit
The objective of the first visit is to meet our doctors who will explain our services and elicit a history that will allow us to address your own particular issues. We will give you an overview of human reproduction and then prepare a plan of investigations for you.
The review consultation
The results of all the investigations will be reviewed with you and then we will schedule you for treatment appropriate to you. The c...
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