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Benefits of IUI treatment

What is IUI? Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is when sperm is prepared and inserted by catheter directly into a woman’s uterus during her ovulation. This heightens the chance of sperm successfully reaching the fallopian tubes and fertilisation occurring. The fallopian tubes will have been checked beforehand to ensure they are open and clear, as the sperm will […]

Lifestyle & Fertility

Lifestyle has a major impact on our general health, including our fertility. The things we eat and the way in which we cope with stressful situations have a long-term impact on our health. Therefore trying to eat a healthy and balanced diet along with keeping active will be a positive step in improving fertility performance. […]

Fertility preservation for the under 35’s

RHG’s Clinical Director Luciano Nardo suggests that egg freezing using the vitrification method should be an option to consider for all women under 35 in order to help preserve their own fertility. “Whilst it is established that elective egg freezing doesn’t guarantee pregnancy outcome, it can increase the chances of a woman being able to conceive her […]

Meet our team – Clinical Director Professor Luciano Nardo

How did you begin your career in IVF? After training in Italy, London and Manchester I was appointed as a consultant in the IVF Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, where I was responsible for all aspects of reproductive medicine and surgery as part of a team of IVF specialists. I worked there full time […]

A Quick Guide to Fertility Treatments

There are several different fertility treatments available and a treatment that is suitable for one patient may not be suitable for another. Equally each treatment may provide a greater chance of success depending on a patient’s circumstances. Here is a quick guide to the fertility treatments we currently offer here at RHG and when they are typically […]

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Eight things to ask your fertility clinic

1. How does the clinic decide which treatments to choose? Through a thorough consultation with the individual or couple involved, including examining medical and reproductive histories, and by carrying out relevant tests and investigations, your consultant will be able to identify which course of treatment is the right one for you. View RHG’s range of  […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Fertility

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility in women due to its impact on ovulation. Changes in hormone levels affect the way in which your body produces and releases eggs and can cause irregular periods. If regular ovulation is not occurring this can make it difficult to achieve a successful pregnancy. Can […]

One year apart to the day – Louise’s Story

One year apart to the day, embryo transfer day and twelve months later. This is Louise’s story. At the age of 35 Louise took the decision to undergo IVF treatment as a solo mum and after treatment at RHG her son was born in December 2018. However her journey was not always a straightforward one […]

What happens during a typical IVF journey?

The journey through an IVF treatment can be quite a daunting process, so we are here to help guide you through every step, ensuring that you feel happy that the treatment is the right way forward for you. Initial IVF consultation In the very first stage of your IVF journey, you will meet your consultant […]

IVF treatment with egg donation

Who is it for? IVF treatment using donated eggs may be an option to consider for women who are unable to use their own eggs, for reasons which may include: Premature menopause Ovarian failure Lack of egg production Poor quality egg production Loss of ovaries, due to previous treatment or surgery Being at risk of […]