Fostering Employee Wellness and Profitability: Supporting People on the Infertility Journey

Supporting People on the Infertility Journey

Infertility can have a profound impact on a person’s career, and it is essential for leaders and HR managers to understand and address this issue. This article aims to shed light on the challenges faced by people undergoing fertility treatments and emphasize the need for inclusive workplace practices. By recognizing and supporting the emotional, physical, […]

Navigating Low Ovarian Reserve and IVF: Expert Insights

Navigating Low Ovarian Reserve and IVF: Expert Insights

The journey of understanding and navigating the nuances of reproductive health can often be intricate and overwhelming. It’s a terrain where knowledge meets emotions, science intersects with aspirations, and where every patient needs clarity. Thankfully, with the guidance of experts from UR Vistahermosa, we will be able to give you the information you need about […]

Ground-breaking research has revealed that paternal age also impacts IVF success rates

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Clare Goulty is delighted to welcome Professor Geeta Nargund into FR LOUNGE. For too long, fertility and the ‘biological clock’ has been regarded solely as a woman’s issue. Ground-breaking research has revealed that paternal age also impacts IVF success rates. Men – your age matters too! The results are in – Professor Geeta Nargund, Founder […]

IVF treatment – establishing and understanding your personal boundaries

IVF treatment – establishing and understanding your personal boundaries

If you’re reading Fertility Road magazine, and this article specifically, there’s a good chance that you already have some experience with IVF treatment. Even if you’re not yet in treatment, the idea of personal boundaries will likely be familiar to you. Just as fences between properties can provide protection, security and privacy, personal boundaries protect […]

It’s a girl! Stéphanie and Joël welcome their miracle baby

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Updated, 19th of August, 2023 It’s a girl! Canadian couple, Stéphanie and Joël, welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world earlier this summer. Little Celeste was born via planned cesarean section on June 22nd, weighing 3.376kg (7lbs7oz). The couple said: “Having Celeste with us feels like a miracle and we believe her big brotherTristan […]

IVF for Couples Dealing with Male Factor Infertility – FAQ

IVF Success Stories

Infertility is a challenging journey faced by individuals and couples around the world. When it comes to male factor infertility, understanding the causes, available treatments, and methods to improve sperm quality becomes crucial. In this article, we will address frequently asked questions about male factor infertility in the context of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. […]

Understanding Recurrent Implantation Failure – FAQ

IVF Success Stories

Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) is a complex and emotionally challenging condition that affects individuals and couples seeking to conceive through assisted reproductive technology. Each unsuccessful attempt at in vitro fertilization (IVF) can bring feelings of disappointment and frustration. However, it is important to note that there is hope, and medical advancements, coupled with the expertise […]

Egg Donation UK – Costs, Availability and Law – Explained


Choosing to use donor eggs to have a child is a big decision. There’s a lot to think about from where to find a donor, to the medical process and not least the overall cost. This route to parenthood can be an expensive business – and one that the NHS rarely pays for. Ninety per […]

Non-invasive PGT-A – how can it help me?

Non invasive PGT-A in IVF

Non-invasive PGT-A, or non-invasive preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy, is an innovative technique that offers several advantages in IVF programs. While it is a relatively new approach with some limitations, when used properly for a specific group of patients, it can provide significant benefits. In this article, we will explore the concept of non-invasive PGT-A, […]

Embryo Monitoring – Real Patient Cases

IVF Success Stories

Facing infertility challenges can be emotionally draining for couples dreaming of parenthood. However, with the assistance of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, fertility clinics like Clínica Tambre are offering renewed hope and improved outcomes. In this article, we explore the remarkable success stories of patients who achieved pregnancy by employing specialized techniques such as sperm selection using […]

UK couple Laura and Dan – embryo transfer day at IVF-Life in Alicante

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Updated, 16th of September, 2023 The big day finally arrived for Laura and Dan this week – embryo transfer day at IVF-Life in Alicante. The couple flew from the UK to Spain over the weekend ahead of the transfer on Monday (September 11th). The couple had four good-quality embryos waiting for them at the clinic. […]

Failed IVF cycles – Real Patient Cases

IVF Success Stories

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has revolutionized reproductive medicine, offering hope to couples struggling with infertility. However, despite advancements in technology and techniques, not all IVF cycles result in successful pregnancies. To understand this problem, examining the factors contributing to failed IVF cycles and exploring the clinical perspectives surrounding this complex issue is essential. This article […]

The worst IVF clinics

The worst IVF clinics Guide

When researching fertility clinics, it is important that you know what to look out for – the good, the bad and the ugly. There are many, many articles out there offering advice to help couples and singles find the best IVF clinic. In contrast, there are very few offering practical advice on how to identify […]

Cheap IVF – Worldwide Guide

Cheapest IVF Worldwide

The Covid Pandemic caused thousands of individuals and couples to pause their IVF options abroad. As we emerge from the pandemic, IVF patients have been dealt another blow to realising their dreams of having a baby by the cost of living crisis which is causing economic stress throughout the world. The cost of living crisis […]

Best IVF Clinics in Europe


A Guide to Choosing the Best IVF Clinics in Europe IVF treatment is a very personal and emotionally intense experience. And it is little wonder, as it can result in the most precious gift imaginable. Many patients look to Europe for the best IVF clinic in order to realise their dream of becoming parents. But […]

IVF Success Rate Calculators Reviewed – Can they really predict your IVF outcome?

IVF success rates calculator

If you are considering fertility treatment, there is a good chance that you have been frantically Googling IVF success rates. An IVF success rate is, in a nutshell, the chances of a successful pregnancy resulting in a live birth. This figure takes into account factors including your age, the cause of your infertility, whether you […]

IVF Cost UK Guide – IVF Prices in The UK Revealed

IVF Costs UK

From baffling acronyms (ICSI? FET? PGT-A?!) to confusing stats surrounding success rates, the world of IVF treatment can appear bewildering to the uninitiated. But when it comes to private IVF in 2023, nothing is more likely to cause confusion than the financial side of the process. IVF can come with a hefty price tag attached, […]

Choosing the right IVF clinic for your treatment

Choosing right IVF clinic

For those struggling with infertility, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a widely used treatment option that can help achieve a successful pregnancy. However, choosing the right IVF clinic can be daunting, given the range of options available and the emotional and financial investment required. You notice I said right not best. That’s because another person’s best […]

IVF Cost Abroad – 2023 Guide

IVF cost explained

Please keep in mind that the advertised treatment costs may differ significantly from reality. One of the first ways in which patients compare IVF clinics is by cost and therefore it follows that each clinic will aim to present itself in the most favourable way – as one which offers the most affordable and competitive […]

Double Stimulation IVF Protocols Explained – When, How, If

Double stimulation protocols in IVF

Infertility can be a challenging and emotional experience for couples trying to conceive. Thankfully, with advancements in technology, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment has revolutionized fertility treatment, making parenthood a possibility for many who would have otherwise been unable to conceive. In recent years, double-stimulation IVF protocols have become increasingly popular. This technique involves stimulating […]

IVF Success Stories – PGT-A

IVF Success Stories

If you have been researching IVF treatment online, there is a good chance that you may have already come across PGT-A. Previously known as preimplantation genetic screening or PGS, PGT-A is an IVF treatment add-on that involves taking a cell or a small number of cells from an embryo and checking for abnormalities in the […]

IVF on the NHS – Costs and Eligibility

IVF and NHS funding in the UK Guide

Where do you live? No, really, what is your exact address? Because if you want to get IVF on the NHS that is probably the most important question you will ever answer. Depending if you live in England, Scotland or Wales the treatment offered and who can get it is different. In England, it can […]

IVF Success Rates Explained

IVF Success Rate Explained

Judging fertility clinics abroad on the basis of their success rates is one of the most widely used methods patients use to help them choose their ideal IVF clinic but unfortunately, it is not always the wisest one. You might ask why this is so but in fact success rates are not solely achieved by the actions of […]

The Good, The Bad And The Baby Maker – Embryo Quality – Grading Systems


Embryologists play a critical role in IVF clinics, we are the firts babysitters from day 0 (fertilization day) to day 6 of embryo development. We evaluate the embryos in culture first thing in the morning, observing them one by one and writing down all the relevant information. Each embryo requires its evaluation time and professional […]

IVF ICSI Explained

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ICSI and IVF treatments are universally offered by clinics and are accessible by single patients as well as those in same-sex relationships. Our IVF experts respond to your questions about preparing for an ICSI or IVF treatment, what to expect and the chances of success. IVF ICSI what you should know What is the key […]

IVF sex selection – availability, costs and dilemmas

IVF sex selection availability

It has been suggested that the development of IVF and assisted reproductive technology have been the standout achievements of clinical and scientific discovery over the last century, perhaps ever. If you ask anyone of the millions who have benefitted from IVF you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree. IVF and assisted […]

IVF with PGT-A (PGS) explained

PGT-A - preimplantation genetic tests for embryos

PGT-A, which was formerly known as PGS refers to a genetic testing procedure. We consider the merits of the procedure and its use in response to your IVF questions. PGT-A is short for, pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidy. Aneuploidy refers to the existence of one or more (or missing) chromosomes which leads to unequal balance […]

Egg donation IVF explained

Egg Donation IVF Guide

IVF treatment using donor eggs (egg donation) has become one of the most sought after IVF treatments worldwide. Egg donation (IVF with donor eggs) treatment involves fertilizing fresh or previously frozen eggs (oocytes) which have been provided by a donor with sperm provided by a person who is known to the patient (such as a […]

Positive pregnancy test for Nathalie – UR Vistahermosa in Spain

Nathalie, Fertility Journey at Vistahermosa Spain

Updated, 6th of June, 2023 There was some great news for Nathalie Langlois when she discovered she was pregnant following double donation IVF in Spain. Although Nathalie was overjoyed with the news, she admits that it has still not fully sunk in. She told Fertility Road: “It’s hard to tell you how I felt when […]

Endometrial Scratching in IVF – When, How, If and Prospective Outcomes Explained

Endometrial Scratching in IVF - Outcomes Explained

Endometrial scratching is a medical procedure that involves the mechanical injury of the endometrial lining of the uterus. The procedure is performed using a small plastic or metal catheter and aims to improve the chances of successful embryo implantation during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. UR Vistahermosa is a fertility clinic in Spain that specialises […]