A new trial calls into question the use of Endometrial Scratch in IVF

the use of Endometrial Scratch in IVF

In a randomized, unblinded trial Endometrial scratch did not improve first-time success with in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Patients who received endometrial scratching – in which the uterine lining is wounded slightly to facilitate embryo implantation — had live birth rates comparable to patients who received routine care (38.4% v.s 37.1%, respectively), reported […]

AI fertility product Life Whisperer offers new hope to IVF patients in the UK and Europe following CE Mark approval

Life Whisperer

Life Whisperer, fertility arm of AI healthcare company Presagen, which operates out of London, San Francisco, and Adelaide, is proud to announce the launch of their Embryo Viability Application for IVF clinics in the United Kingdom and Pan European markets, following the issue of CE mark regulatory clearance. Life Whisperer’s flagship product uses artificial intelligence to analyse images of embryos […]

Inside the lab – why sperm matters

Inside the lab - why sperm matters

By Dr Jennifer Rayward, Co-founder of the ProcreaTec, Madrid When evaluating male fertility, a sperm analysis is performed. Different parameters like the volume of the ejaculate, motility, sperm concentration and morphology are assessed. Furthermore, at times a test called Sperm DNA Fragmentation is performed. This diagnostic technique is complementary to sperm analysis and determines the […]

Free Egg Donation treatment UR Vistahermosa offer another free IVF cycle

Free Egg Donation treatment UR Vistahermosa offer another free IVF cycle

We welcome back Spanish fertility clinic UR Vistahermosa who are once again offering another couple the opportunity to receive free egg donation treatment. With over 35 years experience in helping and success rates well above average for Spain they are particularly skilled at successfully treating complex issues. The facility in Alicante offers state of the […]

Mushrooms to take the top spot of superfoods thanks to Vitamin D Hit

Mushrooms to take the top spot of superfoods thanks to Vitamin D Hit

Nutritionist and author, Madeleine Shaw, explains how eating just eight vitamin D enriched mushrooms could help you hit your RDA following latest NHS advice Humble vegetable could be the solution for Brits in lock-down at risk of low vitamin D Half of the nation are determined to not drift away from new healthy lifestyle post-pandemic, […]

Should you trust the accuracy of the popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps?

Should you trust the accuracy of the popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps?

Many of the popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps that are widely available may be inaccurate or unreliable based on the results of a data available as published online in the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. You may be interested in reading: Best fertility apps guide With their growing popularity, there is no concrete data […]

To Scratch, or not to Endometrial Scratch

To Scratch, or not to Endometrial Scratch

Additional treatments or so-called Fertility Add-ons offered by fertility clinics and clinicians have been subject to enormous scrutiny for some time now. For the layperson, it is easy to swing both ways when faced with the competing information for and against specific treatments. For now, the medical profession also seems to be unsure about the […]

Essential supplements needed for Vegans

Essential supplements needed for Vegans

Expenditure on products for vegans and plant-based diets has dramatically increased in the UK over recent years. Supermarkets are catching on and cashing in on this growing vegan lifestyle, with Sainsbury’s launching a 31 product vegan range at the end of last year, and fast-food giants such as McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King introducing plant-based […]

UK Fertility Clinics set to reopen after COVID19

UK Fertility Clinics set to reopen after COVID19

Fertility clinics in the UK will be able to reopen from 11 May 2020.  NHS and private clinics must first show they can offer safe and effective treatment, the fertility regulator said. The move is part of efforts to increase supply now that the peak of the epidemic is over, but the Commission says there […]

Spanish fertility clinic UR HLA Vistahermosa – Our Guarantee to You

Spanish fertility clinic UR HLA Vistahermosa - Our Guarantee to You

From its commitment to innovation, quality and excellence through to its Refunding guarantee programme UR HLA Vistahermosa has established itself as one of the most prestigious providers of fertility treatment in Spain. UR HLA Vistahermosa is one of the 2019 Fertility Road Fertility Journey partners and here, Business Development Director, Salomé López Garrido outlines some […]

Australia becomes The First Country To Lift Coronavirus ban on IVF Treatment

Australian becomes the first country to lift coronavirus ban on IVF and low-risk elective surgery

Australia is set to become the first country to “gradually” restart IVF treatment after Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that COVID-19 restrictions on IVF treatment and other elective surgery would begin to ease this week. With the spread of Coronavirus slowing, Australia is trying to slowly end their lockdown and restart the economy. Elective surgeries […]

Conceive Plus fertility lubricant increases the chances of conception

Conceive Plus fertility lubricant increases the chances of conception

Conceive Plus sperm friendly fertility lubricant is designed to increase the chances of conception and is used by trying to conceive couples on their path to pregnancy since 2008. It is also the only personal fertility lubricant that is formulated with a unique blend of pH, osmolarity, essential ions, Calcium and Magnesium and more developed […]

Coronavirus is bringing communities together

Coronavirus is bringing communities together

Coronavirus is bringing communities together – with a quarter of adults saying it has seen them talk to neighbours they previously had no relationship with. A study of 2,000 adults found 64 per cent believe COVID-19 is bringing their neighbourhood closer together in a lot of ways. Many are now carrying out acts of kindness […]

IVF ON HOLD Women advised against IVF treatment during coronavirus outbreak after some mothers report giving birth prematurely

IVF ON HOLD Women advised against IVF treatment during coronavirus outbreak after some mothers report giving birth prematurely

During the coronavirus pandemic, women are being urged not to undergo IVF due to concerns that the virus may have adverse effects since birth. A report by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) says all couples who are considering fertility treatment “should avoid becoming pregnant at this time.” Although the statement makes clear there is “no strong evidence of any negative effects” of coronavirus on pregnancies, it says there have been some reports of women with […]

Belfast Trust postpones fertility treatment due to Coronavirus

Belfast Trust postpones fertility treatment due to Coronavirus

Fertility treatment for 33 patients has been postponed by Belfast’s Regional Fertility Clinic due to the coronavirus. They were contacted by phone as part of the Belfast Health Trust’s plan to scale back on operations and procedures with patients who had their treatment postponted by contaact and offered alternative plans. According to the BBC Patients […]

We asked Dr Rami Wakim what are the benefits of frozen embryo transfer?

We asked Dr Rami Wakim what are the benefits of frozen embryo transfer?

With a frozen embryo transfer, there’s no need to go through an entire IVF cycle again The embryo transfer is a quick and easy procedure which does not need sedation and feels similar to a smear test Consensus is that in most cases, FET success rates are at least as high as fresh embryo transfer […]

Fertility Road announces exclusive global partnership with AI company Life Whisperer

Life Whisperer

A new partnership brings together Fertility Road and Life Whisperer two leaders in the global fertility market and paves the way for a leap forward in the way scientists choose the most viable embryos in the IVF selection process. Fertility Road is the world’s leading preconception platform for patients and has, over a decade been at the forefront […]

Fertility first brings hope to cancer survivors

Fertility first brings hope to cancer survivors

Baby Jules is another first. The first baby born through a revolutionary new technique which allows the freezing of immature eggs which are then developed further in the laboratory; a process known as in vitro maturation (IVM). Born in France, Jules was born to woman who was left infertile by chemotherapy for breast cancer. The […]

Gennima Center for Gynaecology and Reproduction share their philosophy

Gennima Center for Gynaecology and Reproduction share their philosophy

Fertility Road is pleased to be working with the Gennima Center for Gynaecology and Reproduction and recently launched another fantastic opportunity for a couple to visit the facility in Athens for an IVF cycle courtesy of the ‘Fertility Journeys’ initiative.  The partnership is Fertility Road’s first Journey offered in Athens and represents the coming together […]

Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population

Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population

Hungarian families hoping to have a baby are celebrating a new policy that will provide fertility treatment, but opponents say the state is driving private clinics out of the market for its own economic benefit. The strategy is the latest move by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to combat declining population in Hungary. Orban, a right-wing […]

A semen analysis is a window into a man’s health

A semen analysis is a window into a man’s health

For several years, many studies have shown something that urologists instinctively understood but now we know to be a fact – that a man’s fertility tells us a lot about his general health.  Research at Stanford by Dr. Michael Eisenberg Male infertility as a window to health (Choy JT, Eisenberg ML. Fertil Steril. 2018 Oct;110(5):810-814), […]

My IVF miracle

My IVF Miracle

We discovered that we were unable to conceive naturally, so we decided to embark on the IVF route. I had 9 rounds of IVF, one of which put my in hospital, with a mild case of hyper stimulation. It was then I decided to do a bit of research on the internet, into Implantation failure. […]

Prague: a city of a hundred spires

Prague: a city of a hundred spires

The Czech Republic, or Czechia as it has become known is rapidly catching up with Spain to vie as the Number 1 Hotspot for fertility travel. Over the last decade the number of IVF cycles performed in the country has risen by over 50% with international couples accounting for one-third of the total number of […]