5 Reasons You’re An Excellent IVF Treatment Candidate

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Did you know that almost 1 in 7 couples experience infertility? That’s what they call it when you’ve been trying for a baby without luck for over a year. Here’s a side note shocker: in up to a third of these cases, male infertility plays a role. Regardless of where the hurdle may be on…

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“Egg donation: The ultimate gift”

“After years of not being able to fall pregnant more South African women are turning to egg donation IVF to become mothers.  Dominique Oosthuizen explores how through egg donation women struggling to fall pregnant can have children. Receiving the gift of life Slowly the eggs (oocytes) are extracted through the vagina of the donor with…

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“Lie back and think of the beach to get pregnant”

Lying back and thinking about the beach – or wherever else one finds relaxing – can increase the chance of getting pregnant, claim researchers. Researchers found that women who actively took part in stress management therapy, including visualisation techniques like imagining being on a beach, significantly increased their chances of pregnancy    Researchers found that…

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5 tips to improve IVF success

5 tips to improve IVF success Eating avocados and foods high in monounsaturated fat can triple the success of your in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. But is there anything else you can do to improve your IVF success? A new study carried out by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that eating…

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Single hormone shot can replace daily doses in IVF

Women preparing for fertility treatment typically get a series of daily, sometimes uncomfortable hormone shots to kick their ovaries into over-drive — but a new review of previous studies suggests one long-acting shot may work just as well. For in vitro fertilization, extra follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH, is used to trigger the ovaries to grow…

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