22:16 10th March 2016 | Fertility Evaluation
Natural Conception Pelvic Scan Uterus Cervix Ovaries Vagina Blood Tests FSH LH Artificial Stimulation Ovarian Follicles Oestrogen Progesterone Menstrual Cycle Pituitary Gland Fertilisation Contraceptive Device Medical Disorders Sex Dependent Hormone Tumours Ovarian Cysts Ovarian Hyper Stimulation
When investigating infertility, one of the first objectives is to determine whether the patient can conceive naturally or not. The basic tests to determine this ability to conceive naturally include a pelvic scan to check the uterus, cervix, ovaries and vagina, and blood tests to check the levels of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinezing hormone (LH). http://www.thebridgeclinic.com/Treatments/FertilitySure
FSH is one o...
21:46 9th February 2016 | Female Fertility
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 ...
10:43 10th July 2014 | Ovulation
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...
04:33 29th August 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
Sometimes the ovaries respond inadequately to the drugs and produce very few, if any follicles. If the woman is already on the maximum dose of FSH then a decision will be made as to whether the treatment cycle is to be continued in spite of the very poor chance of success, or cancelled. If the latter option is chosen the couple will be offered a consultation to see a doctor during which other treatment options will be d...
05:03 11th January 2013 | Common Infertility Pain
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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