Do antibiotics affect IVF treatment?

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.

By |2018-08-10T15:10:54+01:00September 15th, 2016|IVF, Video|Comments Off on Do antibiotics affect IVF treatment?

How Likely Are You to Miscarry When Going Through an IVF Treatment?

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 [...]

By |2017-07-07T11:42:53+01:00September 9th, 2016|Miscarriage|Comments Off on How Likely Are You to Miscarry When Going Through an IVF Treatment?

Does Your Ethnicity Affect Your IVF Success Rate?

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 [...]

By |2016-11-04T12:50:44+01:00August 28th, 2016|IVF|Comments Off on Does Your Ethnicity Affect Your IVF Success Rate?

What you should know about expanded genetic carrier screening?

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 [...]

By |2017-07-06T17:00:25+01:00August 24th, 2016|Genetic Testing, Insemination|Comments Off on What you should know about expanded genetic carrier screening?

Can I Avoid IVF Despite Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

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 [...]

By |2017-07-05T16:36:45+01:00August 20th, 2016|IVF|Comments Off on Can I Avoid IVF Despite Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Egg Donation Pregnancies: Higher Risk of Pre-eclampsia?

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, [...]

By |2017-08-23T14:10:57+01:00August 19th, 2016|Insemination|Comments Off on Egg Donation Pregnancies: Higher Risk of Pre-eclampsia?

Should I Have an Endometrial Scratch with my Fertility Treatment or IVF?

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 [...]

By |2016-07-25T11:54:15+01:00July 25th, 2016|Fertility, IVF|Comments Off on Should I Have an Endometrial Scratch with my Fertility Treatment or IVF?
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