Author: Becky Saer

OHSS During IVF, 7 Ways To Reduce The Risk OHSS, or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, is a potentially serious side effect of IVF. One in eight IVF cycles leads to OHSS, with varying degrees of seriousness. If you’ve got PCOS, you need to take particular care. The good news? The risks of OHSS can be reduced by competent clinics – and you. Read our seven key tips.

Ultrasound examination in the Operating Room An ultrasound scan is a key pregnancy procedure. Most pregnant women have their first scan at 12 weeks' gestation. But not everyone gets pregnant, and there may be a physical reason why. An ultrasound scan (whether trans-vaginal or trans-abdominal) is a safe and effective way to check your reproductive organs are in good shape.

A blighted ovum is an early pregnancy failure. Strictly speaking, it’s a miscarriage. But that’s confusing: a blighted ovum exists before any bleeding happens. It’s often spotted late, or not at all. So a blighted ovum is sometimes called a silent miscarriage. One in two early miscarriages are due to a blighted ovum – it’s that common.

Are intralipid infusions helpful  during IVF treatment? No, if you believe fertility guru Robert Winston. He tweeted: ‘Intralipids are peddled for so-called immune infertility. Yet another remedy being used without real evidence it works.’ Is he right? Let’s take a close look at intralipids to see if they work for fertility patients or not.

Estrogen, Why Do Fertility Patients Need It Estrogen supplements during IVF? They’re sometimes prescribed. And they’re essential for women having donor eggs, donor embryos or frozen-embryo transfers. So why do some doctors, and the leaflets in the packs, scare fertility patients by claiming estrogen can be dangerous during pregnancy? It's hardly the best news to give would-be mums. Here’s the truth about the role estrogen plays before and after fertility treatment.