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Egg, chives and black plate look like sperm competition
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Would-be parents often ask if there is anything they can do to get sperm into tip-top condition. Here, top sperm expert Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield, gives his top ten suggestions to encourage your man to produce the best he can: Stop him smoking It’s

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Vaginal exam
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Most women accept that intimate examinations are a necessary part of being female. Examinations are needed for cervical screening (smear tests), during pregnancy and childbirth, to investigate certain medical problems and during fertility tests and treatments. Often the thought of going for an examination is worse than the reality. Don’t

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young woman pointing at condom in her pocket
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Beside unwanted pregnancy, unprotected sex can lead to HIV infection that may cause the incurable disease AIDS, as well as many other sexually transmitted diseases which you should be aware of. Most STDs can be cured, and the chronic ones can be kept under control with proper treatment. The most

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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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Glass of water and pills on table and woman with abdominal ache in background
FeaturedUnexplained infertility

Endometriosis is a disorder in which endometrial cells, like the ones covering the inside of the uterus, start growing abnormally in a location outside of the uterus. In normal conditions, endometrial cells create the lining covering the inside walls of the uterus and this lining is being shed each month

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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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calendar
FeaturedTrying to conceive

Some time ago, the most reliable way of determining when you’re ovulating was practicing your math skills with a calendar and a pen. Needless to say, this method is not exactly accurate and is definitely not the best way to try and maximise your chances of conceiving. Nowadays, you don’t

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Couple in consultation at IVF clinic
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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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Pregnancy test
FeaturedUnexplained infertility

One of the most frequent infertility diagnosis for women is – unexplained infertility. The statistical data you can come across varies, but the numbers are usually going somewhere between 20 and 30% of couples who are trying to conceive. After trying to conceive for a reasonably long time, seeing a

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