Over 10% of the females in reproductive age suffer from endometriosis , according to the World Health Organization (1). While many of them are able to conceive naturally despite the condition, many also need medical intervention and IVF. Can you conceive naturally? Will IVF work if you have endometriosis? Will your ability to conceive be affected because of endometrial lesions? Endometriosis creates a hostile environment for fertilization and also affects… Read More
Rising Infertility in the UAE
The number of pregnancies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to drop to 1.66 per couple from 2020-2025(1). This rising infertility in the UAE is a real concern as more poeple turn towards treatments. According to a market research conducted by Colliers, infertility rate in the Middle East is estimated to be at 15%, split across men and women (2). This is significantly higher than the 10% infertility… Read More
How to stay calm through IVF?
Are you stressed about your imminent IVF cycle and wondering if all that anxiety will affect the outcome? Stress is not good for conceiving and you’re probably already looking for tips on how to stay calm through IVF. A Swedish study found that among twenty-two women who went through IVF, the physiological stress levels among those who did not become pregnant were slightly higher than those who did achieve pregnancy… Read More
Do birth control pills affect your natural fertility?
Whether it’s your first-time using birth control pills, or you have been taking it for quite some time, you may have wondered at one point or another – do birth control pills affect your natural fertility? One common misconception about contraceptives is that they affect a woman’s natural fertility because they might mess up the ovaries’ ability to produce healthy eggs for pregnancy or IVF. Infertility with the use of… Read More
At what age are you the most fertile?
For most women, age is the most important factor affecting your fertility. Typically, women have higher chances of conceiving upto mid-30s, after which their fertility starts to gradually decline. If there was an ideal age to conceive, or say, to freeze your eggs, what is it for any woman? At what age are you the most fertile? The proverbial biological clock is no myth. Fertility in both men and women… Read More