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

discharge during pregnancy
28 January 2022
Vaginal discharge during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a time of heightened anxiety as well as happy anticipation. It’s understandable that some of the changes that pregnancy causes are themselves cause for concern. However it’s perfectly normal for women to experience increased vaginal discharge during pregnancy. In this IVI blog article, we take a look at its different types. Which… View Article

BMI and infertility
11 January 2022
BMI and infertility

Nowadays we’ve all heard of BMI: the calculation based on weight and height that gives you a BMI ‘score’. Many of us probably have a rough idea of our own BMI and know whether we come somewhere in the range of normal. We mostly use this number to calculate if we are over or under… View Article

Legislation in Assisted Reproduction
7 January 2022
Regulations and Legislation in Assisted Reproduction in Europe

Back in 2015, over 157,000 children in Europe were born because of assisted reproduction technology techniques. Now in the early 2020s, we can be confident that the figure is even higher. Nevertheless, the lack of a Europe-wide monitoring agency means that we cannot quantify the figure exactly. The fact is that there is no Europe-wide… View Article

what is hyperemesis gravidarum
3 January 2022
What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum and what causes it?

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum ? Morning sickness is frequent experienced early in their pregnancy by the majority of women. This, though unpleasant and uncomfortable, is generally harmless to both mother and baby and normally goes away within 12 weeks. Hyperemesis gravidarum is something much more serious. It’s as different from ordinary morning sickness as an… View Article

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