Becky's Blog

Intralipid infusions during IVF: hype or help?

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

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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

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Implantation after IVF: 10 crucial tips

Can you improve implantation chances after an IVF embryo transfer? It’s the question all our patients ask. Your embryo transfer went well. Your expectations are sky-high. You’ll do anything to make implantation happen. So here are 10 tips to improve your implantation prospects after an

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Two week wait: 10 great tips for IVF patients

The two week wait. Read the IVF forums and you’ll see what an emotionally difficult time it is. For those who find it tough, there are ways to cope and even to improve your chances of a positive pregnancy result. Based on our own experience,

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Which fertility forum should I join?

  A fertility forum can be a useful source of information, and interaction, for couples trying for a baby. Some forums focus on general infertility. Others on general pregnancy. A select few specialise in IVF. So which fertility forum is best? Based on content quality,

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Acupuncture: does it really improve fertility?

Does acupuncture really improve fertility? For 10 years or so, press reports have suggested it might. Fertility forums are stuffed with threads debating the matter. So what’s the truth? Here are the key facts on acupuncture and fertility – based on the latest and most

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Egg retrieval – 10 tips to improve the outcome

Egg retrieval – a key moment in your IVF cycle. Your eggs, specifically their quality and quantity, affect your chances of getting, and staying, pregnant. So what should you do to make your egg retrieval a success? Based on our experience, that of our patients

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Your semen analysis – all you need to know

  A semen analysis is essential if you’re trying for a baby – conventionally or with IVF. 30 per cent of fertility problems are male-factor. But for a lot of men, providing a semen analysis, let alone understanding the results, is a challenge. So here’s

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