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Hysteroscopy – why it’s essential before IVF

  A hysteroscopy before IVF treatment is a must. It won’t always be recommended, but have one anyway. A hysteroscopy is the best way to check your uterus is healthy and ready to carry a baby. It can spot things an ultrasound scan can’t.

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Breastfeeding after IVF: 10 tips for success

Breastfeeding after IVF? It’s tougher than you think. A recent Australian study looked at breastfeeding issues following IVF treatment. It found that fertility patients were more likely to fail than ‘natural’ mothers. Breastfeeding is challenging at the best of times. After IVF, it’s even harder.

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Which ovulation calculator/calendar is best?

An ovulation calculator is an inexpensive way to predict when you’re fertile. If you’re having difficulty conceiving, one of these tools may just help. Try our own ovulation calculator here. There are loads of other ovulation calculators out there. Almost all are free, but which

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How to conceive – 10 best ways to get pregnant

  How to conceive? We all know the basics. But to maximise your chance of getting pregnant, you need to do more than you think. How much sex should you really have? Should you bin the booze and buy some jogging shoes? And are hot

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Laparoscopy: good or bad for IVF patients?

  A laparoscopy can treat women with specific infertility problems. It could be a key procedure for prospective IVF patients – and others trying to identify a gynaecological cause for their infertility. But IVF patients have had many tests already. Will an invasive laparoscopy really

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Want better fertility care? Go Czech it out!

  Private fertility care in the UK is doing rather well for itself. Sixty per cent of IVF cycles are now carried out by private fertility clinics. The cost of IVF, including medication and extras, can top £20,000. That’s because many IVF patients in the

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Who needs an HSG (hysterosalpingogram)?

HSG or hysterosalpingogram? Let’s call it an HSG. After all, hysterosalpingogram may qualify as the most unpronounceable word you’ll meet on your fertility journey. We still can’t say it either – and we tried three times. Anyway, the abbreviation is not important but the procedure

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Embryo transfer: 10 essential tips for success

Embryo transfer day: a key hurdle for every IVF patient. It’s that moment when your fertility treatment and hopes converge. And the fact that it’s happening at all needs celebrating, since some fertility cycles don’t make it this far. The medication worked. You’ve got one

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