18:55 8th July 2019 | NIPT
The new generation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), available from 10 weeks of gestation
13:10 11th June 2019 | IMSI
It is a treatment recommended for men with sperm quality issues, but certain groups of people may be more likely to require IMSI than others.
13:39 25th January 2019 | Pregnancy Loss
Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss is a common occurrence in approximately 15-25% of pregnancies.
15:18 9th December 2017 | OverIndulge
Almost everybody looks forward to December and January holidays. These are usually times that call for spending quality time with loved ones, celebrating and lots of feasting – often all at once. Depending on traditions, religion and culture, an abundance of incredible dishes and sometimes alcoholic drinks may both be available for consumption. Long periods of resting and relaxation are also common.
Festive Season Struggles
23:02 23rd June 2016 | Oocyte Freezing
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You want to have a family but not right now. After all, you are young and want to develop your career, study abroad or travel while you have little to tie you down. Like many young women, you want to delay pregnancy and child rearing until you are in your mid-thirties. But is that too late? Suppose you find it difficult to become pregnant when you want to. Fortunately this need not be a problem. You can freeze your eggs so that they are...
19:45 31st May 2016 | Alcohol & Pregnancy
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is part of a group of conditions called Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) which can occur when a woman consumes alcohol during pregnancy. FAS is the most severe of these conditions and can result in deformation of the baby, low body weight, visual and hearing defects, poor coordination, learning difficulties and behavioural problems.
Essentially alcohol passes across the placenta from the mother ...
09:12 18th April 2016 | Egg Donation
If a woman is finding it difficult to become pregnant and the problem lies in her lack of healthy eggs, then she may need to use donor eggs to be able to achieve pregnancy and give birth to a healthy child. Your doctor may suggest this option if you have any of the following medical conditions:
1. Premature ovarian decline, a condition in which menopause starts earlier than usual, typically before the age of 40 years.
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 ...
08:05 9th February 2016 | Medical Assessment
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Many people use the terms sterility and infertility as if they are interchangeable. They are not and it is important to understand the difference. Primary Sterility is when a couple is unable to conceive after having unprotected intercourse for a specified period. Secondary sterility is when a couple has had at least one child but has been unable to achieve another pregnancy.
There are two categories of infertility. Primary infertilit...
10:04 2nd November 2014 | Pregnancy Lottery
How do you stay happy whilst everyone else is getting pregnant? Read Nicole’s story.
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