Author Archive for: Editor@Genesis

Timeline of our achievements

Timeline of our Achievements The Genesis Research Trust arose from the Institute of Obstetrics & Gynaecology which was founded after the second world war and was the leading academic unit in the UK in all aspects of women’s health. The Institute was part of the Postgraduate Medicine Federation and based jointly at Hammersmith Hospital, Chelsea Hospital for Women and Queen

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Why sisters Maggie and Helen will Cycle Kerala

Maggie’s Story I was inspired by my sister Helen to take on the challenge of cycling in Kerala this October, in support of Genesis Research Trust. Helen had ovarian cancer in her early twenties, she then underwent IVF and my niece Charlotte was born. She was a beautiful, apparently healthy, baby girl.  Tragically, for no reason that was predicted, it

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Egg freezing issues

Dear Profesor Winston I underwent egg freezing (the latest quick freeze method) 2 years ago, aged 38.5. I produced 31 eggs and 21 were fit for freezing. My reason for freezing was to preserve fertility and I am searching for a partner. I have found the search for information of my chances of conceiving a child confusing. I am very

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Premature Ovarian Failure

Dear Robert, Hello. I am 30 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure. I feel devastated because I have also been told that I have a 1-2% chance of ever been able to conceive the natural way and I am at an age now where I am wanting to plan a family but at the

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Fallopian tube blockage

Dear Robert, Firstly I’d like to say thank you for providing this service. I read in an interview that you’re up until all hours answering questions for desperate couples – please make sure you get some sleep too! My questions come to you one day after I had surgery for a laparoscopy and single tubal ligation (a lot more painful

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Fetal Programming

We now realise that our long term health depends on an interaction between our genes and our environment, and also that the environment of the womb is highly important in having long-term effects on a child’s wellbeing later. This phenomenon is known as fetal programming. Our research has shown that if the mother is stressed or anxious while pregnant this

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Diagnosis before treatment

Dear Professor Winston, My husband and I have been trying for a baby over 5 years. I suffer from Polycystic ovarian syndrome and my husband’s sperm morphology is low. I am 33 and he is 42. Neither of us has ever had children. To date, we have had 2 fresh and 1 frozen ICSI cycles (last year). All were unsuccessful

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Male vs Female infertility

Dear Professor Winston This is a wonderful idea – thank you so much for your time. My question is fairly simple but I’m struggling to get anyone to answer it: do male factor infertility IVF patients generally have better odds of success than couples with female fertility issues? I can’t helping thinking that ICSI effectively solves the conception issue if sperm motility and count

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Concerns with modern fertility treatment

Dear Professor Winston, I read with interest your article in the Guardian recently and can relate entirely to what you were saying about misinformation, confusion and frustration within the fertility system. Three years ago, when I was 39, my partner and I started the fertility experience after trying for a baby naturally for four years, having one miscarriage during this

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