21:17 20th May 2017 | Fertility Breakthrough
The world has seen so many fertility breakthroughs in the last couple of decades. To think, babies have been conceived after using sperm that had been frozen for over 20 years; IVF treatments have resulted in the birth of over 5 million babies; ovarian tissue freezing can be performed; and even uterine transplantations. This article will cover eight major fertility breakthroughs you want to know about.
Frozen Sperm, Eggs and Embryos...
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...
06:28 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.
03:07 12th January 2014 | Embryo Culture
Fertilisation Fallopian Tubes Natural Conception Fertilised Eggs Implantation IVF Treatment Cycle Embryo Transfer Day 5 5th Day Blatocyst Culture Conditions Quality Management System IVF Clinics Bridge Clinic Pregnancy
Fertilisation of the egg by the sperm occurs within the Fallopian tubes during a natural conception. The fertilised egg travels along the Fallopian tube to get to the uterus for implantation on the 5th day after fertilisation.
It has increasingly been shown that implantation rates and hence pregnancy rates are much higher when embryos are cultured to the fifth day before transfer in an IVF treatment cycle.
The risk, of course is t...
03:59 9th December 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
The next step in the IVF treatment process after the Egg collection process is the Embryo grading and transfer.
Embryo grading takes place on the day of embryo transfer. Embryos are graded visually looking at them under the microscope. We look at the shape of the embryo’s cells and assess how smoothly the cells are dividing by looking for fragmentation. Ideally, there should be no fragmentation as in a grade one embryo.&...
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...
04:07 2nd October 2013 | Successful Treatment
Over the next few posts, I will be discussing different factors affecting outcome of treatment. Couples need to be aware of certain factors affecting the success of infertility treatment namely: The age of Female partner, Number of Eggs/Embryos Transferred, Fibroids, Fibroids & Infertility and Hydrosalpinx. This article discusses the first two.
The age of the Female Partner
Whether a woman conceives naturally or by assisted concepti...
04:08 25th September 2013 | Unsuccessful IVF Outcome
Why does IVF not always lead to a pregnancy? This is a question that couples who fail to conceive after a lot of financial and emotional investment ask frequently. Human reproduction is extremely complex. Following embryo transfer, the embryos must continue to develop and divide in a programmed manner. The cells that are supposed to form the different parts of the body migrate in that direction and abnormal development arrests further p...
05:00 14th March 2013 | HIV
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 ...
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