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  1. What's the right IVF treatment for you?

    A lot of people don't know that treatment differs a lot amongst IVF clinics. From down regulating to short protocol to soft/natural cycle to the different cocktail of drugs they use.

    IVF is a numbers game, a balance between quantity and quality. Too many eggs and the quality will be diluted, too little eggs and you have less chance of going to day 5 (a blastocyst), which has a higher success rate.

    IVF clinics like to stimulate a woman strongly to get lots of eggs ...
  2. Choosing the Right IVF Clinic for You

    What is not commonly known is that the protocol of IVF varies from clinic to clinic. Every clinic has their own way of conducting an IVF cycle.

    Generally, because of budget restraints, state run IVF cycles tend to be more standardized in their drug regime, offer less monitoring of fertility drug responses and don’t offer immune testing or prolonged progesterone support.

    Most IVF clinics tend to put woman into batches, using either the contraceptive pill or prolonged down ...
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  3. Fertility and IVF Diet Plans

    We all know it's important to eat a good, balanced diet to maintain our health. It's even more important to optimise our diet when trying for a baby.

    Most fertility clinics will advise their patients to eat more protein to help egg growth. Whilst other's will give intralipids, which contain high levels of essential fatty acids. But it's less well known that certain foods can affect hormone levels, such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

    These hormones fluctuate ...
  4. Free Radicals and Fertility

    We all know how breathing in oxygen produces carbon dioxide, but not many people know that it can also cause reactive oxygen species (ROS).

    Reactive oxygen species is when there is too much oxygen amongst cells, known as free radicals. This causes a chain reaction that damages other cells including sperm, egg and can even affect implantation. Sperm are particularly vulnerable to free radicals. Men take note!

    IVF can also expose sperm and egg to excessive oxygen, causing ...
  5. Insights into Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)

    AMH (anti-müllerian hormone) has become a more accurate indicator of fertility in recent years. It is a measure of ovarian potential; how many eggs a women has left as well as their potential quality.

    By measuring its level, it helps to give perspective on a woman’s fertility, like looking inside the body to see what time the biological clock says. It thereby helps to make better decisions when it comes to the changes that maybe needed in order to have a baby and the treatment options ...

    Updated 16th April 2016 at 07:57 PM by Attilio

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