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Smoking, drinking and IVF

Hi Robert, My partner and I are at the very beginning of ivf; she is due to start her injections etc approximately on the 20th of next month roughly 5 weeks away. We’ve had an ectopic pregnancy before and upon further investigation the hospital removed both of her fallopian tubes due to them being blocked/damaged,  we initially tried to go

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IVF and embryo grade

Dear Professor Winston, Firstly, thank-you for the opportunity to raise these questions, it is an incredibly valuable and kind service to people who often find themselves in isolating circumstances. I am a healthy 44 year old women with a 50 year old, similarly healthy, partner, and we are currently in the midst of our first IVF cycle. We met later

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Misconceptions about IVF

Dear Professor Winston, I am 42 and have been trying to conceive for 3 years. I have just completed my first IVF cycle which was unsuccessful. I had 10 eggs, 9 fertilised, 7 were viable at 3 days and two were transferred at 3 days. Sadly only one of the remaining 5 was viable for freezing at 5 days. I

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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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Dietary supplements, alcohol & acupuncture and IVF

Dear Professor Winston I am 39. I am having ivf as my partner has had a vasectomy. My first cycle of ivf just failed. I had 6 grade 1 embryos – four frozen. My BMI is normal. I had acupuncture, took supplements, gave up alcohol & caffeine. My cycle went perfectly apart from mild OHSS after egg collection. I am having a frozen cycle

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