Entries by Clinic Team

British Fertility Society Releases Fertility Preservation Guidelines

In January 2018, clinicians were given new fertility preservation guidelines for female patients who are undergoing medical treatments. The British Fertility Society released the new guidelines on 4th January, with the aim of helping clinicians and the fertility community, to decide the best treatment options moving forward. Here, we’ll explore the guidelines and what it […]

New Hollywood Film Lays Bare the Truth About Fertility Treatment

Hollywood films aren’t just entertaining; they can be pretty eye-opening, too. Every so often, a film comes along which educates viewers about more serious issues and the new Netflix Original movie Private Life is one of them. Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, the film was one of the opening choices at the Sundance Film […]

Study Finds Using Frozen Embryos for IVF Just as Successful

A landmark study has revealed frozen embryos prove just as successful for IVF as fresh ones. In fact, the technique used could actually be more effective according to the results of the fertility study due to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine. So far, the frozen embryo technique has been somewhat controversial. […]

Sugary Drinks May Reduce Chance of IVF Success

New research carried out by an Israeli obstetrician has revealed women trying to get pregnant with IVF should limit the amount of sugary drinks they consume. Even just one sugary drink per day can have disastrous consequences on the reproductive system. While it is common for patients to be advised against smoking and drinking caffeine […]

Rise in Single Women Seeking IVF Treatment

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has revealed that the number of single women seeking IVF treatment has doubled in the last decade. In the last five years, approximately 3,000 single women have opted to undergo IVF treatment. This is despite the fact they are young, healthy and fertile. So, what is driving more […]

HFEA Issue Positive Report on IVF Sector

The HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority), has carried out its first ever report into the state of the UK’s IVF sector, and the results are extremely positive. One of its proudest achievements was the reduction in multiple birth rates for IVF patients, to just 11%. The goal of the report was to provide both […]

New Year, New You? Why Giving Up Booze Can Boost Your Fertility Chances

If you’re looking to boost your fertility chances this year, the first thing you’ll want to do is reduce, or completely eliminate alcohol from your diet. While many patients know alcohol can reduce their chances of fertility, they often don’t realise even moderate amounts can damage the chances of conception. Studies show just 5 drinks […]

Could the Kiss Hormone Aid in Fertility Treatments?

Doctors in the UK are currently working on a more natural fertility option after the recent discovery that the kiss hormone could be a safer, more effective form of IVF treatment. It is estimated that one in six couple’s experiences fertility issues within the UK, causing significant social and mental health implications. Conventional IVF treatment […]

Stay Well This Winter

When you’re trying to conceive, it’s really important to make sure you’re fit and healthy. However, when the cold, harsh winter weather arrives, it can prove problematic. Not only do the cold nights and dull days make it more difficult to eat healthier, but they also bring another potential hazard – viruses. Winter is commonly […]