Ms Shipra Krishna discusses whether there is a link between IVF and cancer. It has long been debated whether fertility treatments might be associated with the risk of cancer.
Ms Shipra Krishna talks about the effect of antibiotics during IVF treatment. There is evidence that certain antibiotics including tetracyclines, doxycycline, cotrimoxazole, antifungal pills or chloroquine can affect the sperm parameters such as lead to low sperm count, low mortality, low morphology or the viability of the sperms.
How Likely Are You to Miscarry When Going Through an IVF Treatment? Recently, the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke about her miscarriage in a book. Miscarriage is a loss of a pregnancy before it reaches the stage of viability. The limit of viability is considered as around 23 to 24 weeks. A naturally conceived [...]
Does your ethnicity affect your IVF success rate? Almost every patient starting any fertility treatment expects the best chance of success. Above all with IVF or ICSI treatment. As the science is progressing, there is an increasing number of interventions available to maximise the IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) or ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insemination)success rates. Despite [...]
What you should know about expanded genetic carrier screening? A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), looked into the possibility of routine screening of all couples for a single recessive gene carrier status. This is irrespective of their family history. Between 2012 and 2015 more than 300,000 individual were [...]
Can I Avoid IVF Despite Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? Assisted fertility treatments contribute to almost 2-3% of the total live births in the UK each year. A large proportion of the births is due to in vitro fertilisation or IVF. Despite the increasing use of such treatments and improved safety, they are not [...]
Are Egg Donation Pregnancies at Higher Risk of Pre-eclampsia? There is an increase year on year in the number of patients attending fertility clinics. There have been social factors such as delayed age for having the first child. In some, it will mean that they may have to seek fertility treatment not to start, [...]
Should I Have an Endometrial Scratch with my Fertility Treatment or IVF? Almost one in eight women may experience difficulties when trying to get pregnant. Half of these women will seek the help of a fertility specialist. Many Infertility treatments are undertaken in the private sector, and the cost is borne by the patients. There are many fertility treatments [...]
Ms Shipra Krishna explains what an energy test is, what it means for IVF patients and its availability in the UK.
It is important to understand how the ovarian reserve affects female fertility in conception and fertility treatment.