Becky's Blog

Fertility problems? Show UK clinics the door!

  Fertility problems affect around 1 in 6 UK couples of reproductive age. Many will be offered limited treatment at NHS fertility clinics. Or, more likely, no treatment at all: read all about the NHS postcode lottery here. Instead of getting help in their hour

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What is AMH and why does IVF depend on it?

  AMH, or anti-Müllerian hormone, is more important than it sounds. It’s a revealing protein=hormone geared to your reproductive system. An AMH test can help IVF patients evaluate their chances of success.

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What is prolactin and how does it affect IVF?

  Prolactin is a hormone that originates in your pituitary gland. It functions in virtually every cell in your body. Pregnant women and nursing mothers produce high levels of prolactin. Why? Because it’s instrumental in creating breast milk.

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What is FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)?

  FSH, or follicle stimulating hormone, is the engine room of your reproductive system. It’s also the hormone that couples trying to conceive worry about the most. Fertility patients routinely approach the FSH test with trepidation. Fuelled by horror stories and misinformation online, many of

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What is TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)?

TSH, short for thyroid stimulating hormone, is vital for regulating your metabolism. That’s the process of changing the food you eat into well-managed energy distribution. TSH also plays a significant role in reproduction and pregnancy health: there may be a higher risk of miscarriage and

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What is LH (luteinising hormone)?

LH, or luteinising hormone, plays an important role in reproductive health. For couples finding it hard to conceive or maintain a pregnancy, the amount of LH in the blood is relevant. If you’re considering IVF, an LH test is a must.

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Our Reprofit baby daughter – joy at last!

Thank you, Reprofit! We’re delighted to introduce our beautiful new baby, Ida. She was born on 15 July 2013 at the Queens’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. After our long and painful battle with infertility in the UK, it was the Reprofit clinic in the Czech

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Which IVF due date calculator is the best?

  IVF due date calculators are, by definition, happy creatures. Often used by couples after a successful IVF cycle, they estimate your due date based on two days only you and your clinic know: your egg-retrieval day and/or your embryo-transfer day. Try our very own

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