Becky’s Blog

News, opinion and the latest IVF research

Does embryo glue (or, strictly speaking, EmbryoGlue) really work? We were initially sceptical. A low-cost product that helps your embryo to implant? It sounded too good to be true. Critics initially called embryo glue too simplistic. But has that view changed?

The 2015 Fertility Show is fast approaching, and we’re delighted to be speaking at this year’s event. Like last year, we’re be giving a seminar on going abroad for fertility treatment – so please come along. The talk starts at 1345 on Sunday 8 November. The venue, as always, is the Olympia Exhibition Centre in west London.

An ectopic pregnancy means your pregnancy has started in the wrong place. An embryo should develop inside your womb. But an ectopic pregnancy happens outside it. Almost all ectopic pregnancies occur in one of the fallopian tubes. Much more rarely, in the abdomen, ovary or cervix.

[embed][/embed] When it comes to fertility medication, some are more controversial than others. A steroid called Prednisolone, or Prednisone, is one of them. Some call it a fertility wonder drug. Others are more sceptical. So is it worth trying or a waste of money? Let's look at the evidence.

  HCG levels – let’s face it, they’re hard to understand. You know the basics: HCG is the pregnancy hormone. You may have done a home pregnancy test (HPT) and got a positive result. Then an HCG blood test. If the hormone's pulsing through your body, those tests will confirm the good news.