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What is tubal flushing?

Posted on June 5, 2017

Tubal flushing is when a doctor uses a liquid medium to pass fluid under pressure through the fallopian tubes to ensure that these structures are open or patent. A hysterosalpingogram (known as an HSG) is a form of X-ray that can be used to document tubal flushing. More intensive tubal flushing is often performed by … Continue reading

Getting pregnant: When is the BEST time to have sex?

Posted on May 7, 2017

What and when is my fertile window? Your fertile window is days during your menstrual cycle where it is possible for you to get pregnant. Women usually have a relatively short fertile window around the time where a mature egg or oocyte is released (ovulation). The egg can only be fertilized (by sperm, to make … Continue reading

What is endometriosis?

Posted on March 8, 2017

Endometriosis is a condition which causes inflammation and scarring throughout the female pelvis. It still a poorly understood condition. It is progressive over time and can compromise fertility and also impact IVF outcomes. Endometriosis can be silent, or can present as painful periods, painful sex or infertility.   What are the forms of endometriosis? Endometriosis … Continue reading

Trouble Having Number 2: why does secondary infertility happen?

Posted on March 5, 2017

Secondary infertility is finding it really hard to become pregnant or to carry a pregnancy after previously giving birth. Secondary infertility shares many of the same causes of primary infertility. Possible causes of secondary infertility may be: ·         An evolving sperm problem or sexual problem in men ·         Fallopian tube damage from endometriosis or other … Continue reading

The real cost of cut-price IVF

Posted on February 25, 2017

When you are considering going through IVF treatment to help you have your first baby or to grow your family – cost is of course a consideration. However, the up-front financial costs of IVF treatment are by no means the only costs you should consider.   Having your own specialist Choosing a cut-price, no frills … Continue reading