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Suppressing the immune system won’t improve your chances of conceiving with IVF

By Sarah Robertson   IT’S common for three or more rounds of IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) treatment to be unsuccessful, that is, to not to result in a pregnancy. The frustration leads many women to seek explanations and investigate alternative options. These may include complementary medicine and other unproven and unsafe medications. One contentious option – sometimes offered by IVF clinics …

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Preserving your Fertility Timeline

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  By Dr. Monika Chawla Specialist OBGYN-IVF   Freezing eggs provides women with a chance to preserve their fertility    The technology provides the option to prolong a woman’s fertility timeline to ensure that they don’t miss out on receiving all of the joys of motherhood. This can be achieved by capitalizing on a woman’s prime window of healthy and quality …

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“Is eating for two” a good idea?

Courtesy of Cohrane Library Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy helps mother and baby Pregnant women can improve their health and even reduce the risk of complications during childbirth by maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Research has shown that gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, large babies, and …

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Not Another Girl!

Sarah’s story retold by Mira Khatib   I looked hard at the stick in my hand, it confirmed my suspicions. Two bright pink lines glared at me, I am pregnant…again. With this news my heart sunk deep, instead of rejoicing, the question piercing my mind was,” is it another girl?” Being a mother of five wonderful girls, did not make …

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