infertility

basic techniques for fertility treatrments

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

When trying to get pregnant, there are many different reasons to why it might not be working. With researchers trying to investigate more into the subject, what we know already can be a great help for many couples, whether they are dealing with male infertility or female infertility, or even a combination of them both. After […]

egg fertilisation

Getting pregnant through IVF

Having trouble getting pregnant? There’s no need to worry! Have a read about IVF treatments and many other useful fertility treatments. All the pregnancy info here.

How to tell if your fallopian tubes are blocked

How do I tell if my fallopian tubes are blocked? If you have noticed that you are having difficulty conceiving then the first thing you should do is visit your physician to discuss the matter. Your doctor will need to know your medical history, especially with respect to any STD’s, endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory that […]

Blocked fallopian tubes

Your fallopian tubes are the small tubes which connect your ovaries and uterus. When you ovulate, your ovaries release an egg which then has to travel to your womb in order for conception to occur. Your egg makes this journey via your fallopian tubes. If you suffer from blocked fallopian tubes you will probably also […]

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More hope for miscarriages?

One in every 100 women in the U.K. experiences more than three miscarriagesin their lifetime, which causes many women to question their ability to have children and to fear the worst. However, a recent study conducted by doctors at the University of Southampton in the UK and Utrecht in the Netherlands has revealed that there […]

diagram of woman's internal reproductive organs

FSH: follicle stimulating hormone

FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) is a fertility hormone produced by your pituitary gland. FSH plays a very important role in conception as it sets up the whole process each month during your menstrual cycle, together with LH. FSH’s main responsibility is the growth and maturation of your ovarian follicles, without which you would not be […]

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LH: luteinising hormone

LH (luteinising hormone), also known as lutropin, is an important fertility hormone which affects your ability to ovulate. It is produced in the pituitary gland and is the hormone ovulation tests measure to determine when you will be ovulating. LH has an important role throughout your entire menstrual cycle. In the first two weeks of […]

Your weight before pregnancy

Your weight before pregnancy

It is important that before you and your partner try to conceive that you are at a healthy weight. If you are underweight or overweight it can significantly reduce your fertility, making it difficult to conceive. Overweight women are also at a greater risk of suffering from insulin resistance during their pregnancy. Tips for a […]

Egg quality

Egg quality

What is egg quality? All women have a fixed number of eggs in their body, which are released during ovulation and which can be fertilised by a sperm in order to create a baby. Many people believe that how many eggyou have is important, however, this is one of those situations in which quality is […]

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