Entries by CLINIC TEAM

Study Pinpoints When Male Fertility Drops

A new study has revealed that men may not have quite as long as they think to start a family. You may think that the biological clock is something only women need to worry about. However, the findings of this latest study show that there may also be a time limit on male fertility. So, […]

Overhaul of egg freezing limits announced

The government has made a major announcement this week on egg, sperm and embryo freezing limits following a public consultation earlier this year. Currently, the statutory storage restriction is 10 years, but in a landmark ruling, they plan to extend the storage limit to a maximum of 55 years, with 10-year renewals. Dr Anna Carby, […]

Managing IVF treatment in the workplace

Going through IVF treatment in the workplace can be exhausting and emotionally taxing. There are a lot of appointments you’ll need to attend, and it can be a stressful process. If you have a full-time job, it can be difficult managing your IVF around it. However, there are some great tips you can follow to […]

BRCA Gene Mutation and Fertility Preservation

A new study has revealed women who have a BRCA1 gene mutation have fewer eggs than those who don’t. The results of the study, published within the Journal of Clinical Oncology, mean affected women may have a reduced window of opportunity to have children. Here, we’ll look at what this latest research means, and how […]

Why do I need to freeze so many eggs?

The more eggs you freeze, the higher your chance of success is regarding fertilisation. This is because at each stage of the process there is a decrease in the number of eggs that survive to the next one. Dr Anna Carby outlines each stage and how the number of eggs decreases between them. “The thaw […]

What happens after egg freezing?

After egg freezing, there are many different paths that you can take. Dr Anna Carby discusses the different possibilities. How long can I store my eggs after egg freezing? After the fertility preservation treatment, your eggs will be stored, however, there is a limit. “Currently eggs can be stored for 10 years. However, in some […]

How can I prepare for egg freezing?

There are many reasons why women decide to freeze their eggs and advances in egg viability once they have thawed means this procedure is becoming increasingly popular. However, there is a lot to consider in order to prepare for egg freezing, both mentally and physically, before you enter treatment. How do I prepare for egg […]

What is ovarian reserve testing?

Ovarian reserve testing is an important process in successful fertility treatment. Dr Anna Carby explains exactly what this is. What is ovarian reserve testing? “You will frequently see this term referred to in fertility clinics. This is the capacity for your ovaries to respond to stimulatory drugs and is generally measured with hormonal testing (particularly […]

Should I freeze my eggs?

There are many different considerations as to why you might decide to have your eggs frozen. As Dr Anna Carby explains, “you may be single or in a relationship but perhaps not sure that you want to start a family at this moment or indeed ever. Perhaps you have a medical or surgical problem that […]