sperm motility
14 October 2021
What can be done when sperm motility is low?

Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move, in a straight line or a large sweeping curve. It is one of the three measures of sperm health, the other two being sperm count and sperm morphology, i.e. having a normal shape. Motility is important for fertility because if sperm have it poor, they are… View Article

14 October 2021
How many cycles of IVF does it take to get pregnant?

In vitro fertilisation, or IVF, is the most well-known and successful fertility treatment available for most people suffering from infertility. For anyone considering embarking on IVF, it is a major life decision involving emotional, financial and organizational considerations. It’s therefore crucial to know what to expect. Most of us understand that IVF consists of a… View Article

secondary infertility
6 October 2021
Secondary Infertility: what is it and what are the treatments?

Secondary infertility is the inability to become pregnant or to carry a baby to term after previously giving birth to a baby. This cool and clinical description defines the term accurately, but can’t begin to describe the bewilderment, anxiety and sheer pain that patients experiencing secondary infertility can feel. Very often the feeling of loss… View Article

IVI Care
5 October 2021
IVI Care: a new way of understanding assisted reproduction

At IVI we have been by the side of our patients for many years. Listening, asking questions, and attending to their needs. Thanks to this knowledge, we are now taking a step forward, thanks to which we can affirm that we are going to transform the way we understand an assisted reproduction treatment, while offering… View Article

lesbian couple IVF
14 September 2021
Lesbian Couple IVF and Fertility Care

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) works just the same for lesbian couple IVF as for any other couple. The only slight difference is that, rather than donor sperm being an option, it is a necessity. When a lesbian couple embarks on the exciting journey of family building, there are plenty of options for fertility treatments that… View Article

reciprocal IVF
14 September 2021
What is reciprocal IVF?

Reciprocal IVF is an adaptation of the well-established IVF technique in which a woman’s eggs are retrieved, fertilised in the laboratory and one of the resulting embryos is transferred to her uterus. Reciprocal IVF is a method whereby a lesbian couple, or trans men who have functional female reproductive organs, can share parenthood. In essence… View Article

fertility tests for men
12 August 2021
Fertility tests for men and options for assisted fertility treatments

These days more and more people are aware that when a couple experiences problems with fertility, it’s equally likely to be an issue with the male or female partner. In fact, 30% of all cases of infertility come down to male factors, 30% female, with the remainder unexplained. Naturally, if you’ve been trying for a… View Article

Lesbian family
3 August 2021
Lesbian Family Planning: IUI vs IVF Fertility Treatment Options

We at IVI have a strong and ongoing commitment to help all individuals and couples achieve their family dreams. We support family diversity and we welcome the European Union’s first ever EU strategy, published in 2020, to achieve equality for the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer) community. For many people in… View Article

Precautions after ovulation when trying to conceive
24 July 2021
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

Growth factor rich plasma
19 July 2021
IVI Regenerate: Growth factor rich plasma for patients with poor reproductive prognoses

Treatment with growth factor rich plasma (GRP) is an adaptable procedure in the field of regenerative medicine. It is already used in various fields such as dentistry, traumatology, ophthalmology or cosmetic surgery, etc. Now IVI Regenerate is a new alternative used in reproductive medicine. “Growth factor rich plasma (GRP) has a positive effect in the… View Article

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