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Laboratory Fertilisation Of Eggs In IVF Treatment
Assisted conception

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) has come a long way since the first successful procedure in 1987 resulted in the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown. Now – 37 years later – there are over 5 million IVF babies and the procedure has been getting more advanced and more

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Assisted conceptionTrying to conceiveUnexplained infertility

Being diagnosed as infertile is often just the start of a long journey where a couple strives to become parents. As if the diagnosis isn’t devastating enough, often the reasons given for the diagnosis are confusing and peppered with complicated medical terms. This medical jargon can just make the emotional

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Statistics
Assisted conceptionTrying to conceive

Although we know a lot of people suffer from infertility, it has been difficult for experts to agree on exactly how many people are unable to naturally conceive. Infertility is sometimes defined in different ways and measured using different assumptions, so scientists are often measuring slightly different values when trying

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Sperm and Ovum
Assisted conceptionFeaturedTrying to conceive

Sperm have a pretty tough time. They begin life in the testes, where – after a gruelling 74 days on the production line – they wind their way through coiled tubes to reach the prostate gland. It’s from here that sperm will be ejaculated during sex. They’re catapulted at a

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Assisted conception

When undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), there seems to be one million and one things that can influence the chance of success. The factors at play include age, specific type of infertility, the length of time a couple has been trying for a baby and the number of IVF cycles

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Sleepy baby
Assisted conception

It’s something every expectant couple will spend hours milling over. Will we be having a girl or a boy? The question may spark many discussions. Names, nursery colours, finding out now vs. waiting until the birth. One thing is for sure; the mystery of it all is very exciting. For

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Sad tired woman
Assisted conceptionFeaturedTrying to conceive

We’re all exposed to stress, every day. It is a normal physiological response to challenges we face at work, in our relationships, running errands or dealing with obligations. Stress has a natural role as our protection – it prepares our bodies to react to the imminent danger by offering two

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Couple in consultation at IVF clinic
Assisted conceptionFeatured

In the UK, one in six couples are having difficulties conceiving and after spending a significant amount of time trying for a baby, couples are usually directed towards assisted conception treatments. If this is your case, we’d like to welcome you to our website with pointing out two things. Firstly,

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