Entries by CLINIC TEAM

Egg freezing and me

Award-winning dietitian and founder of Fertility Dietitian UK Ro Huntriss has been supporting individuals and couples undergoing fertility treatments for many years. Recently, she embarked on her own fertility journey when she decided to freeze her eggs at Aria Fertility. I’ve worked in the fertility sphere for a good few years now, and I’m very […]

Stress and fertility explained

The relationship between stress and fertility has been a hot topic for discussion for years. It is well documented that women experiencing infertility report elevated layers of stress, anxiety and depression. However, whether stress causes infertility is inconclusive. Women get pregnant every day in very stressful conditions, but we know that elevated levels of cortisol, […]

Reciprocal IVF: What should my partner and I consider?

Emily Patrick and Kerry Osborn recently made UK history by being the first to give birth to each other’s babies in a process known as simultaneous reciprocal IVF. Ezra was conceived using Emily’s fertilised egg and carried by Kerry, while Elvis, born just a few weeks earlier, was carried by Emily using Kerry’s egg. The […]

Can I still get pregnant if I have endometriosis?

The good news is that if you’re suffering from endometriosis, it is still possible to conceive without intervention. It is estimated that 60 to 70% of women with mild to moderate endometriosis can get pregnant spontaneously. However, there is a link between endometriosis and infertility although it is not clear exactly why women with this […]

Celebrating Aria Fertility’s women in science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is marked every 11th February as a global celebration of the accomplishments of women in science and to encourage young girls to consider a future career in STEM fields. Francisca Mora, Senior Clinical Embryologist at Aria, along with clinical embryologist Summer Sorensen and embryologist Kim Hill, share […]

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Veganuary: can a plant-based diet affect your fertility?

First launched a decade ago, the Veganuary campaign had convinced half a million people to adopt plant-based eating by January 2021, almost double the number that had pledged to go vegan for January in 2019. According to the Sainsbury’s Future of Food report, vegetarians and vegans will make up a quarter of the population by 2025. Individuals […]

The cost of IVF

A recent article in The Times has focused on the ‘hidden costs of IVF’ and claimed that unexpected charges mean the eventual bill for fertility treatment may be many thousands of pounds more than a clinic’s advertised prices. In February 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was asked to investigate fertility clinic pricing following consumer feedback. […]

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Answering your egg freezing questions

Egg freezing provides a unique opportunity to protect your fertility potential and it is becoming an increasingly popular and effective treatment option to preserve your eggs until you are ready to start a family in the future. If you are contemplating egg freezing, it’s essential you are fully informed about the steps involved and the […]

A question of balance: understanding hormones and fertility

Women have a complex, interconnected hormone network that can impact fertility. Hormones are chemicals primarily produced in the endocrine glands, and they act as messengers that control and influence different bodily functions, including conception and pregnancy. A hormonal imbalance is when your body produces too much or too little of a particular hormone. Conception relies […]

How does PCOS affect your fertility?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common, although often underdiagnosed, condition affecting women in the UK. It is thought to affect more than one in 10 women, and those suffering from PCOS often have concerns about whether they can successfully have a family. In September, we focus on PCOS, aiming to raise awareness of this often-distressing […]