Entries by CLINIC TEAM

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. […]


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 […]

How does reflexology help fertility?

The practice of reflexology dates to Ancient Egypt, India and China but was first introduced into the West in 1913 as ‘zone therapy’. The concept behind reflexology is that specific points or reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body. Reflexology aims to restore or maintain […]

Can you improve egg health for IVF?

In vitro fertilisation is a challenging time as it’s both emotionally and physically demanding, and one way to prepare for IVF is to focus on the potential benefits of improving egg quality or ovarian function through lifestyle changes, such as nutrition. Leading fertility nutritionist Melanie Brown believes nutrition can help improve fertility. “Women are constantly […]

Aria at the forefront of cutting-edge fertility research

At Aria Laboratories, we are proud to be at the forefront of cutting-edge fertility research, constantly striving to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of IVF. On Research Appreciation Day, a day dedicated to honouring the invaluable work of health researchers worldwide, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate the […]

Are pollutants causing a male fertility crisis?

Following on from an international study published at the end of last year that demonstrated declining sperm counts are accelerating, new research has pinpointed that air pollution can significantly damage sperm quality. A meta-analysis of nearly 27,00 studies identified factors such as air pollution, pesticide exposure, and chemical pollutants as causing increased sperm DNA fragmentation. […]

Day in the life of a Fertility Nurse

In celebration of International Nurses Day, Maddy, who is egg donation coordinator at Aria, explains what drew her to working in fertility and the satisfaction she gets from being a fertility nurse. What’s your favourite part about being a fertility nurse? “The great thing about being a fertility nurse is the diversity of the day-to-day […]