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What is egg freezing and how does it work?

What is egg freezing and how does it work? Egg freezing is the retrieval and cryopreservation of female oocytes (egg cells). Cryopreservation means storing biological cells at a very low temperature to prevent them from degrading over time. There are several reasons that people may want to freeze their eggs, including for medical or social […]

The Jewish Faith and IVF

The Jewish Faith and IVF This article has been contributed to fertility clinic IVF London, by Fertility Counsellor, Nomy Cohen Infertility can be a very difficult and painful journey for any couple irrespective of their culture or ethnicity. Whatever the circumstances, fertility problem (if any) or outcome of treatment, the experience can have a huge […]

Fertility Preservation & Breast Cancer

Fertility Preservation & Breast Cancer Cancer Research UK identified over 55.000 cases of breast cancer per year, with a 78% survival rate. Although there is no particular cause for developing breast cancer, unhealthy lifestyle, excessive consumption of alcohol, family history of breast cancer, are some of the risk factors that can increase the chances of […]

Lifestyle & Nutrition: the solution for hormone-related infertility

Lifestyle & Nutrition: the solution for hormone-related infertility Hormones are special chemical messengers in our body. They are made by the endocrine glands and travel through the bloodstream to all organs and tissues telling them what to do. Our environment and lifestyle have a huge effect on our hormonal balance. In fact, lifestyle and dietary changes […]

Improving Sperm Health with Acupuncture

Improving Sperm Health with Acupuncture This article has been published with permission from Acupuncture by Ilana Ilana Garsin BSc (Hons), (Lic Ac), (MBAcC)   Acupuncture and sperm health You may have heard that acupuncture can be used to increase fertility for women, but did you know it can help men too? Men continually produce new […]

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: symptoms, infertility and treatment

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: symptoms, infertility and treatment   Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects 1 in 1o women. It is characterised by: irregular or no periods periods – which means you are not ovulating regularly excess androgen – high levels of “male” hormones polycystic ovaries – your ovaries become enlarged and contain many follicles […]

5 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Fertility Treatment

5 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Fertility Treatment For those 1 in 6 affected by infertility, feelings of shame, guilt, and sadness, make them suffer in silence and feel isolated. Recently, and partly due to social media, more and more people are openly speaking about fertility treatment. This is a conversation that is much needed. […]

Top 5 Factors Affecting IVF Success

The first IVF baby was welcomed into the world on 25th July 1978. Since Louise Joy Brown was born, more and more couples, who would have been otherwise unlucky, have been able to experience the joy of parenthood year on year. Today, 1% of babies born worldwide are conceived through Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Although there […]

The Best Diet to Improve Fertility

The Best Diet to Improve Fertility One in every 6 couples is affected by infertility and the World Health Organisation has declared it a global health issue. Of all cases of infertility, around 40% is linked to female factors, 40% to male factors, and 20% to unknown causes. Although over the last few decades, the […]