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The Two Week Wait

Many people describe the journey of IVF treatment as a never ending roller coaster ride, filled with heart stopping peaks and troughs of emotion. And in what is all undoubtedly a challenging period, the time after your embryo transfer and before you can take a...

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Shaping up for conception

The links between being overweight or obese and an increased risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are well known - we read about them all the time. But what's less well publicised is that an unhealthy weight – in either partner – can also have...

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Why is it important to investigate DNA integrity in sperm?

All that glitters is not gold. And not every pretty and well moving sperm is alright from inside. Whether the DNA inside the sperm is complete and without breaks, it has a great importance for the further development of the embryo. When the egg is fertilized with a...

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MACS or PICSI?

MACS vs. PICSI There are two methods of functional sperm selection, that your doctor may recommend to you: MACS,  magnetically activated cell sorting and PICSI,  a physiological selection of sperm before ICSI. What can you imagine, when thinking about them, and what...

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