Monthly Archives October 2018

The Future of Fertility?

The Future of Fertility?   I read an article in The Guardian this week which amazed me but at the same time left me a little troubled for what the future may look like for reproduction. Scientists and researchers are constantly working on new ways to improve and advance IVF techniques, but some people may argue this latest research may be taking it slightly too far. The article was with regards to some research which is currently being carried out where scientists are making steady progress towards creating human sperm and eggs using ordinary cells and believe that by 2040,
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Fertility MOT’s

What are Fertility MOT’s   Fertility MOT’s are becoming increasingly popular in the industry with fertility clinics offering them almost like a health check for women wishing to assess their capability to conceive. These MOT’s usually consist of a baseline scan with antral follicle count (AFC) and an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), which a consultant will use to assess their ovarian reserve. These tests can cost anywhere up to around £300. Although these tests are definitely relevant, some consultants argue that they aren’t enough to paint a full picture on an individual’s / couple’s fertility. Having worked in the industry for
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Embryo Donation – an interesting subject

Embryo Donation – an interesting subject I recently listened to a documentary on the BBC, The New Face of Reproduction and as part of the programme they highlighted a charity organisation that I had not come across; The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program which is a division of Nightlife Christian Adoptions. I found the idea pretty interesting, so I thought I would share it with you in my blog this week. What is Embryo Donation? Embryo donation is when somebody accepts an embryo that has already been generated using someone else’s gametes (sperm and egg). The embryo is then transferred and
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