IVF is not the only answer to fertility problems.
Gone are the days of IVF becoming the only option for those over 40 or those with blocked tubes, low sperm or other mechanical conditions, as more and more couples of a younger age in their twenties and early thirties with a diagnosis of infertility and unexplained infertility coming into my clinics. IVF and assisted conception is fast becoming the norm for those with a diagnosis of infertility or not falling pregnant within 12 months of continuous trying. Assisted reproducti
Pregnancy Difficulties Second Time Around?
You had no problems conceiving your 3 year old and all went to plan without a hitch, so it should be easy to fall pregnant again naturally, right? Many couples trying to get pregnant do not have identifiable problems to explain their sub fertility and I see more and more couples come into my clinics having difficulties getting pregnant second time around and it's not without its stress and causing barriers. Annette a business woman in her late thirties, walked into my clinic
Reproductive Acupuncture Research
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture has been used to treat reproductive health for many centuries with a focus on menstrual and reproductive disorders in both men and women. The scale of research in relation to acupuncture has seen significant increases over the last 20 years with many differing outcomes which can be confusing. But what this really mean to those who have limited understanding of the jargon used in research papers and methodologies applied to make a
Nurture Your Fertility Retreat
Trying for a baby can be one of the most stressful experience you will ever encounter, and you hear the many stories of those who fall pregnant when on holiday or when they least expect it. Here is a unique chance for you to spend quality time as I discuss ways to improve your fertility within an environment that focuses on your reproductive health within a luxury environment that can only help. So much research is out there particularly with those with unexplained fertility
Does Stress affect Fertility?
Evidence is growing relating to stress and fertility, but when you understand what is going on in the body it’s no wonder we hear stories that people take time out from fertility or have that holiday in the sun and pregnancy occurs. There are various research studies that look at how stress can impact fertility in both men and women, and has shown that too much stress can lead to infertility. Stress is a change in our surroundings or our environment and requires the body to r
Eggs and Sperm from Skin Cells?
How is it possible to create reproductive cells or gametes from skin that ultimately creates eggs and sperm? Incredible to believe isn’t it? However, In Vitro Gametogenesis, or IVG as it scientifically called is a procedure fast developing that has the ability to reprogram cells into a younger state to ultimately nurture them into reproductive cells. This procedure is in its early days but already baby mice have been created by scientists in Japan. George Daley the Dean of H
Festive Fertile Blues
Fertility stress during the festive season can bring depression and despair, but the right support can make a difference.
Despite the media coverage on the issues of infertility, it is still considered taboo for men to discuss their sperm in a general and relaxed fashion, unlike women who regularly discuss their periods over a cup of coffee whilst learning about women’s health from each other In clinic it is fair to say where fertility is concerned that I usually see women who take the lead when something isn’t right with their body which sometimes is very obvious such as erratic periods, but in