Does male fertility decline with age?
6 June 2022
Does male fertility decline with age?

The age-related decline in fertility for women is very well known, as well as the fact that after menopause, women’s fertility comes to an abrupt halt. But what about men? There are plenty of anecdotes about men fathering children into their 70s and even their 80s. We may have the impression that men stay fertile… View Article

24 May 2022
CoQ10 for egg quality

It’s well known that good nutrition is one of the most important health factors to support fertility. It’s also common knowledge that some nutritional supplements, such as folic acid, are essential to protect the embryo at early stages of its development. But it’s only just starting to emerge that some lesser-known nutrients can actually improve… View Article

high fertility
11 May 2022
Signs of high fertility

When you are trying to conceive, it’s natural to want to know firstly whether you are fertile. Secondly, you wonder when is the best time for sex in order to become pregnant. There are lots of ways to detect signs of high fertility in a woman. Some of them involve testing kits, for example, the… View Article

beta wait
11 May 2022
Coping with the beta wait: tipps and what to avoid during these days

Fertility treatment reaches its peak with the embryo transfer, in the case of IVF, or insemination. All that remains is to wait for the blood test on which all your hopes are pinned. This test will measure the hormone that predicts pregnancy. This period, popularly known as the beta wait, lasts between 9 and 14… View Article

ovulation tests
3 May 2022
How to read ovulation tests

Some fertility gurus will tell you that if you are having sex around 3 times a week, every 2 or 3 days or so, you do not need to worry about tracking or tests for ovulation. But ask anyone who is trying to get pregnant. For most, such a laid-back approach just is not enough…. View Article

precautions after ovulation when trying to conceive
15 April 2022
Precautions after ovulation when trying to conceive

When you’re trying to get pregnant, you’re sure to know roughly, if not exactly, when you are due to ovulate. You’re probably also already aware that the best time to conceive is the few days before, the day that you ovulate and the day after. This is because, odd as it may seem, sperm live… View Article

smear test
7 April 2022
Preventing cervical cancer through smear tests

According to WHO figures, cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer worldwide. Its incidence exceeds 600,000 cases per year, with more than 50% of deaths. However, this type of cancer has a good prognosis if it is diagnosed in time and appropriate treatment is started. Prevention is better than cure and that… View Article

implantation failure
31 March 2022
Implantation failure and ovarian activation, IVI studies receive awards at the SRI Annual Meeting

Implantation failure and ovarian activation keep focusing IVI’s studies, in order to help our patients to achieve their dream. A total of three studies presented by IVI have received well-deserved distinction at the current edition of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Annual Meeting. The studies focus their research activity on ovarian activation and embryo development… View Article

fertility treatment Covid vaccine
1 March 2022
Should I wait to undergo fertility treatment after Covid vaccine?

The pandemic is still ongoing. Vaccination is now widespread. However, the virus and its effects continue to raise many questions. In our field, almost all of them focus on whether it is possible to combine the start of a fertility treatment with the Covid-19 vaccine or the impact of vaccines on fertility. For this reason,… View Article

frozen and fresh embryos
28 February 2022
Fresh versus frozen embryo transfer: is there any difference?

At IVI we are frequently asked questions about the differences between frozen and ‘fresh’ embryos as part of the process of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Patients want to know whether to expect the signs and symptoms of pregnancy following the transfer of a frozen embryo to be any different. In this IVI blog article, we… View Article

pregnancy rates embryos
14 February 2022
Increased pregnancy rates in collapsed embryos thanks to assisted hatching

Pregnancy rates and everything related to embryos are key topics in the field of assisted reproduction. Therefore it is essential to know the process the embryos follow until implantation occurs in the woman’s uterus. From a social point of view and clearly also from a scientific point of view, the interest in this subject has… View Article

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