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Acupuncture Increases Fertility and Pregnancy Rates

Research is further demonstrating that Acupuncture increases fertility and pregnancy rates, increasing ovulation. The latest study to be published in the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology shows that Acupuncture combined with ovulation inducing drugs clomiphene (clomifert, clomid) showed greater results than the ovulation drug used alone. Incoming search terms:How to improve success rate of pregnancy [...]

Would You Make Lifestyle Changes During IVF?

During IVF (in vitro fertilization) it seems many woman may not be changing their lifestyles to give themselves the best possible chances of success. A study by Harvard University has suggested that there could be a lack of advice offered to women to moderate or avoid activities such as smoking, drinking, exercise and taking certain [...]

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for IVF Success

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for IVF success and improving fertility continues to show good results in clinical trials. In several recently published studies into Acupuncture for IVF success and fertility, combining traditional Chinese medicine and a Western treatment results in a significant increase in fertility in women hoping to become pregnant. Incoming search terms:chinese acupunctureancient [...]

Acupuncture for Fertility

The benefits of Acupuncture for fertility can be found in early Chinese medical literature dating back to the 11th century AD. Infertility is often the result of disharmonies within the menstrual cycle such as painful or irregular periods or a lack of vital nourishing substances needed to conceive. Acupuncture for fertility is able to not [...]

IUI Procedure

The IUI Procedure (Intrauterine Insemination) only takes a few minutes and involves an an instrument called a speculum to be inserted into the woman’s vagina, enabling the walls of the vagina to remain open, just like a smear test. A catheter which is a thin, flexible tube is then placed inside the vagina and guided into the womb. There may [...]

IUI Treatment

IUI treatment (Intrauterine Insemination) is usually the first treatments used when trying assisted fertility.  It involves directly inserting sperm into a woman’s womb. It is a technique in which a sample of prepared sperm (either from the male partner or a sperm donor) is introduced directly into the uterus via the cervix at around the time of [...]

IUI Success Rates

IUI success rates (Intrauterine insemination) can be very successful if there are no issues with both partners. Figures from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) in 2006 suggest that there is an IUI success rate of around 15% for each cycle of treatment. This estimate is based on women under 35 years of age [...]

Assisted Fertility Success May Soon Match Natural Conception Rates

Research has been published suggesting that medically assisted fertility success rates almost match natural conception rates. The research calculated the success rates for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted fertility treatments between 2004 and 2009. From the 250,000 women that were treated with assisted fertility in the United States, 57% of them [...]

NICE – increasing IVF treatment age

IVF treatment for women over 40 could be allowed on the NHS. NICE – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended that older women, lesbian couples and those with infectious disease should all be eligible to receive IVF treatment (in vitro fertilisation) on the NHS.

Acupuncture Increases Fertility and Pregnancy Rates

Research is further demonstrating that Acupuncture increases fertility and pregnancy rates, increasing ovulation. The latest study to be published in the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology shows that Acupuncture combined with ovulation inducing drugs clomiphene (clomifert, clomid) showed greater results than the ovulation drug used alone. Incoming search terms:How to improve success rate of pregnancy [...]

Embryoscope Helps to Improve Fertility Treatment Success

A new hi-tech new microscope called an embryoscope makes it possible for fertility doctors to monitor the developing fertilised egg continuously for up to five days. Any abnormal changes can be spotted and the egg discarded enabling only the best quality eggs, with the best chance of creating a healthy pregnancy, to be transferred to [...]

Could Fertility Drugs Increase the Chance of Childhood Leukaemia?

New research suggests that fertility drugs may increase the chances of offspring developing childhood leukemia. Thousands of women each year embark on fertility treatment, usually involving taking drugs to stimulate their ovaries to produce more eggs. French researchers have recently expressed their concern at a London conference that they believe ovarian stimulation drugs are associated [...]

Women’s Eggs May Not Run Out

It has long been believed that women are born with their full quota of follicles which develop into eggs throughout her life, while men can continuously produce sperm. Back in 2004, Jonathan Tilly, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, claimed he had found primitive “stem” cells hiding in the [...]

IVF Pregnancy Success Rates in Europe are Lower than the US

There are currently differing approaches in infertility treatments between European and US clinics which may be responsible for the discrepancies in pregnancy success rates. Recent reports in Europe suggest a plateauing of pregnancy success rates are in stark contrast to the US in which pregnancy success rates are continuing to rise. These differing pregnancy success [...]

Would You Make Lifestyle Changes During IVF?

During IVF (in vitro fertilization) it seems many woman may not be changing their lifestyles to give themselves the best possible chances of success. A study by Harvard University has suggested that there could be a lack of advice offered to women to moderate or avoid activities such as smoking, drinking, exercise and taking certain [...]

Will More Women Get Pregnant In The Dragon Year?

It’s Chinese New Year and the year of the dragon which considered the luckiest of the Chinese lunar years for many and if you are trying to get pregnant. It is expected that more women will be attempting to get pregnant over the next few months in an attempt to conceive in the year of [...]

Vitamins Can Help Women Get Pregnant

Vitamin pills can help women get pregnant, according to a fertility study. There was a 60% success rate and nearly twice as many patients who took vitamins during fertility treatment were able to get pregnant and had babies compared to those not on supplements. After four weeks of taking the same pregnancy multi vitamin, all [...]

Boost Male Fertility with Diet

A Brazillian study has suggested that men with a diet high in fruit and grains and low in coffee, alcohol, and red meat can boost male fertility as oppose to those with poor diets. The Brazilian study looked at 250 men undergoing a type of fertility treatment with their partners known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection, [...]

New Egg Screening Could Improve the Success Rates of IVF

An embryo screening technique that could improve the success rates of IVF (in vitro fertilization) has been studied at Oxford University, England. The technique should provide a better quality check for embryos than is currently available, enabling doctors to implant those with the best chance of developing into healthy babies. The test could be offered [...]

Consider The Male Biological Clock to Get Pregnant

Research suggests that the age of the father does matter when couples are trying to get pregnant. Colorado researchers observed that men, just like women, may have a biological clock as they found that the quality of a man’s sperm may decline mid-life.

IVF Could Make Women Suffer from Pre-Eclampsia

Research has indicated that mothers who have conceived through IVF are 50% more likely to suffer from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy than those who conceive naturally. A U.S. study observed that women who have fertility treatment are at a greater risk of pre-eclampsia which can be dangerous to mother and child.

PCOS May Lengthen Fertility Window

New data suggests that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may lengthen the fertility window offering more chance of success compared to women with tubal infertility. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome appear to have more success across the reproductive lifespan than women with tubal infertility, new data suggest. Incoming search terms:PCOS may lengthen fertility windowyhs-002fertility chart of [...]

Enzyme Could Flag Infertility and Miscarriage

Research in the journal Nature Medicine has identified an enzyme, found in the womb could contribute to infertility and miscarriage. High levels of the enzyme protein can act as a “fertility switch” causing infertility or low levels can increase the chance of miscarriage. These findings could lead to new fertility treatments or methods of contraception, [...]

New test could offer 100% IVF success rates

A technique developed by researchers at Oxford University could enable in vitro fertilisation / IVF success rates to increase to 100%. The test checks for chromosomal abnormalities in the developing embryo and also looks at two new markers that they believe could potentially lead to failed attempts at becoming pregnant. It is believed that these [...]

Laser Assisted IVF

Lasers technology is now being used during assisted fertility to assist hatching in the implantation phase of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Together with IVF, laser-assisted hatching increases accuracy during the final, critical implantation stage in which the embryo attaches itself to the uterine wall. The Laser technology can assist the embryo to hatch from its protective [...]

IUI with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Could Improve Success Rates

A recent study has suggested that intrauterine insemination / IUI with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine could improve success rates. The study published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine showed that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) appears to be beneficial as an adjunctive treatment in IUI procedures. IUI with acupuncture and herbs showed a 65.5% [...]

CoEnzyme Q10 for Fertility Could Improve Older Eggs

For many years it has been recommended to take Coenzyme Q10 for fertility. This nutrient is used by the body in the production of energy can improve blood flow, fertility and increase sperm count. Fertilisation of the egg demands a great deal of energy to begin the process of life and some women in their 30s and 40s can [...]

Acupuncture for Fertility

The benefits of Acupuncture for fertility can be found in early Chinese medical literature dating back to the 11th century AD. Infertility is often the result of disharmonies within the menstrual cycle such as painful or irregular periods or a lack of vital nourishing substances needed to conceive. Acupuncture for fertility is able to not [...]

Assisted Fertility Treatments

Assisted Fertility Treatments There are different types of assisted fertility treatments available, often suggested according to your situation or diagnostically, starting off with simple hormone stimulation to full artificial insemination. Ovulation Induction If your hormone levels are irregular or you do not ovulate, drugs can be given to help regulation. This is called Ovulation Induction [...]

Age and Fertility

The relationship between age and fertility is commonly accepted. As we age, fertility decreases. This is acknowledged in both Western and Eastern medicine. Our energies and therefore ability to create life decline from our mid 20s when we stop physically developing, if we didn’t decline then in theory we would all live forever. This is [...]

More Options Than IVF For Polycystic Ovarian Sufferers, Says Expert

A fertility expert says IVF is often prescribed unnecessarily to women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, costing them emotionally and financially. The condition affects about 15 per cent of reproductive-aged women and can cause irregular or infrequent ovulation, making it difficult to time intercourse to achieve pregnancy. Professor Robert Norman from Fertility SA said 80 per [...]

Healthy Weight Improves Fertility

Fertility is affected by being above or under your healthy weight due to the effect on your hormones. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that of 1,700 women who underwent IVF at their centre, those who were obese were up to 50% less likely to become pregnant or give birth. They concluded [...]

Sex Keeps Sperm Healthy!

Having frequent sex can keep sperm healthy, improving the quality of sperm and help towards getting pregnant faster! Many fertility clinics suggest men abstain from sex before their partners have assisted fertility such as IVF to try to elevate their sperm counts. There are grounds for this as adequate time is needed for fresh sperm [...]

AMH Useful In Predicting Egg Quality?

If you’ve ever had an AMH test and wondered how it actually relates to the health of your fertility and egg quality then you’re not alone. Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is produced by developing ovarian follicles and can be measured in the blood once a girl passes puberty. This test can be useful in predicting [...]

Overweight Men May Have Reduced Fertility

Overweight or obese men are risking their fertility a recent study further suggests. Low sperm counts or inferior sperm are more likely to be found in overweight or obese men than in men of average weight according to a recent study in France.

Can Maca Help to Improve Fertility?

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) also known as “Peruvian ginseng” is a root plant (unrelated to ginseng) that has been consumed as a medicinal food for centuries and has been associated with aiding fertility over recent years. Grown high in the Andes of Peru and Bolivia, South America, Maca is the world’s highest growing food crop. Much [...]

Vitamins Can Help Women Get Pregnant

Vitamin pills can help women get pregnant, according to a fertility study. There was a 60% success rate and nearly twice as many patients who took vitamins during fertility treatment were able to get pregnant and had babies compared to those not on supplements. After four weeks of taking the same pregnancy multi vitamin, all [...]

Boost Male Fertility with Diet

A Brazillian study has suggested that men with a diet high in fruit and grains and low in coffee, alcohol, and red meat can boost male fertility as oppose to those with poor diets. The Brazilian study looked at 250 men undergoing a type of fertility treatment with their partners known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection, [...]

Junk Food Could Reduce Male Fertility

A joint American and Spanish study has shown that junk food, particularly products containing trans fats can damage male fertility. Doctors from Harvard University and the University of Murcia, analyzed sperm from hundreds of men aged between 18 and 22 and observed poor sperm in those with diets of junk food.

Stress Could Determine The Sex of Your Baby

Scientists have observed that stress could determine the sex of your baby. They monitored women in the months before they became pregnant and observed that those who were suffering from long-term stress had more girls. Additionally, those who had short-term anxieties also took longer to conceive.

Mediterranean Diet Improves Sperm Motility

According to a new study a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit, vegetables and fish can increase fertility by improving sperm motility. The study which focused on male fertility in particular suggested that this type of diet can improve sperm motility by 11%, assisting the sperm to become ‘stronger swimmers’. Incoming search terms:mediterranean male fertility

Men Must Improve Fertility Too!

Men need to improve their lifestyles to improve fertility too! According to a new fertility survey, almost 71.3% of men who are trying for a baby continue to drink (11% heavy drinkers), up to 17% still smoke and almost 5% take recreational drugs such as cannibas and cocaine. Out of the millions of couples each [...]

Low Fat Yogurt While Pregnant & Trying to Conceive

Further research on low fat yogurt while pregnant has come out of the Harvard School of Public Health in the US. The eating habits of over 60,000 women were noted while they were pregnant. In the mothers who ate low fat yogurt while pregnant daily, were reported to be 60% more likely to have children [...]

Egg Development May Be Affected By Too Much Fat

Eggs which have been exposed to high levels of saturated fatty acids can compromise embryo development according to new research. This situation is commonly found in obese women and those with Type II Diabetes. Researches from Antwerp, Hull and Madrid observed cattle eggs which were exposed to high levels of fatty acids and reported that [...]

Healthy Weight Improves Fertility

Fertility is affected by being above or under your healthy weight due to the effect on your hormones. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that of 1,700 women who underwent IVF at their centre, those who were obese were up to 50% less likely to become pregnant or give birth. They concluded [...]

Lifestyle Factors ‘Can Improve Fertility’

Making some simple lifestyle and nutrition changes can have an impact on health and improve fertility, according to one expert. Leading nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville explained that fertility starts declining around the age of 35, so if women choose to delay having a family, they are likely to find it difficult to conceive after that time. [...]

Getting The Best From Fertility Food

When beginning to increase fertility, one of the first things people turn to are specially formulated fertility supplements or certain boosting super fertility food. Having the essential nutrients in your diet to improve fertility is one thing but if your digestive system isn’t making the best of them then you’re missing out. Therefore, strengthening you [...]

Fertility Yoga Helps You Get Pregnant

Fertility Yoga can help you get pregnant by settling your mind which can be easily consumed with the trials of trying to conceive. Tension can also be relieved from the abdomen through Fertility Yoga, therefore allowing a more relaxed uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Regular practice will benefit both partners particularly in encouraging more frequent and pleasurable [...]

Exercise During Pregnancy

According to experts, gentle exercise during pregnancy can help to keep themselves and their baby healthy, however heavy exercises should be avoided. Staying active and fit during pregnancy will help you to adapt your shape and weight gain. It will also help labour and recover your shape after childbirth. Incoming search terms:pregnant womenexercise for pregnant [...]

Avoiding Miscarriage Due to a Weak Cervix

During pregnancy, a weak cervix may lead to miscarriage or premature delivery as the baby grows and gets heavier, pressing on the weak cervix. This pressure may cause the cervix to start to open before the baby is ready to be born. A remarkable yet simple solution suggested by one consultant helped a woman with [...]

Enzyme Could Flag Infertility and Miscarriage

Research in the journal Nature Medicine has identified an enzyme, found in the womb could contribute to infertility and miscarriage. High levels of the enzyme protein can act as a “fertility switch” causing infertility or low levels can increase the chance of miscarriage. These findings could lead to new fertility treatments or methods of contraception, [...]

Could Fertility Drugs Increase the Chance of Childhood Leukaemia?

New research suggests that fertility drugs may increase the chances of offspring developing childhood leukemia. Thousands of women each year embark on fertility treatment, usually involving taking drugs to stimulate their ovaries to produce more eggs. French researchers have recently expressed their concern at a London conference that they believe ovarian stimulation drugs are associated [...]

Lupus Sufferers Can Get Pregnant

A new study has found that many women with the autoimmune disease, lupus, may be able to get pregnant. Lupus is a collection of auto-immune diseases that can affect the skin, joints or internal organs and occurs more frequently in women, usually between the ages of 15 and 45.

Sperm Bank Bike

Measuring at 10 feet long and weighing 120 pounds (fully loaded) the sperm bank delivery bike hurtles through the streets of Seattle. The sperm bike first appeared on the streets of Copenhagen in 2010 and has now arrived in Seattle and has left onlookers stopping and staring for the past few months.

A Fertility Music Video!

A fertility music video highlighting the struggles of infertility has been released……….and the man is dressed as a bee and a woman dressed as a bird………………………. As I read about the release of a promotional fertility music video, by pharmaceutical company EMD, which is designed to create awareness of fertility issues, I couldn’t help imagining [...]

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