November 18, 2019 4:06 pm
What is a septate uterus? Unless you have a medical background, you may struggle for a definition. You may assume that it has something to do with infection because the word is similar to sepsis or septic, but this is not the case. The word comes from septum, which is simply a tissue dividing two chambers, such as those found in the heart or the middle of the nose. A septate uterus is therefore a uterus which is divided into two by a septum.
November 7, 2019 12:46 pm
A simple definition of intrauterine insemination is the introduction of semen into a woman’s uterus via the vagina or cervix by any means other than sexual intercourse. The best-known assisted production technique, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), was invented a mere 40 years ago – and people were using IUI long before that. Intrauterine insemination, also known as artificial insemination, was used in humans as long ago as the 18th century, but techniques and refinements to make it more successful have steadily developed since those early days.
November 4, 2019 1:48 pm
Being able to control our fertility is a hugely positive advance. It gives us freedom of choice in career, social... View Article
October 29, 2019 10:56 am
When you have decided to try for a baby, you can’t help but think about whether you have conceived as each month goes through its cycle. It is inevitably a time of heightened emotion, often tipping over into feelings of anxiety and stress. This can feel even more intense when you are going through a cycle of IVF. The very fact of assisting the process of conception is bound to focus all of those stressful feelings.
October 23, 2019 3:30 pm
If you are one of the fortunate majority of people who have no fertility problems, you may not be aware that there are a lot of men and women out there who do have problems and so this is quite likely to happen to a friend. The experience is inevitably accompanied by anxiety and some level of sensitivity and stress, and so it’s really important to have a helpful approach and know how to support a friend with fertility problems.
October 15, 2019 4:05 pm
A diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it a whole raft of questions and unknowns for patients and their families. However, improved options for treatment and recovery also bring with them the chance to plan for a future relatively unaffected by the illness and its treatment. Breast cancer most often affects older, post-menopausal women, but for those still in their childbearing years, a common concern is whether or not they can plan pregnancy after breast cancer treatment.