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What you MUST NOT say to someone struggling with infertility

A frequently occurring situation you might find yourself in is when you go to buy an ovulation test and are reading through the information on the packet, the well-intentioned shop assistant comes over to help. The first thing she asks, even though the answer is obvious, is if you are trying to get pregnant and if you are having problems. The next thing she will do, if she is a mother herself, will be to tell you all about her … Continue reading What you MUST NOT say to someone struggling with infertility

Why do women need to think about preserving their fertility?

Today we are going to look at a real-life case, and one that represents a recurrent issue in today’s society. It is a situation that many of you will be able to empathise with. Not long ago, I was chatting with a friend who made a reference to the fact that I work in a fertility clinic and then said in hushed tones that she was thinking about visiting my clinic because she wants to have a child. My thirty-four … Continue reading Why do women need to think about preserving their fertility?

We need to talk about egg freezing

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In December 2010 the first ‘Ice baby’ was born: the first baby to come from an egg that had been frozen. In 2012, the label ‘experimental’ was removed from female fertility preservation treatment, but with a disclaimer about the results. Today, in 2016, four years later, freezing eggs is a treatment that is included in almost all standard services offered by fertility clinics due to its high degree of reliability. Egg vitrifcation provides hope We recently read about the case … Continue reading We need to talk about egg freezing