Going Solo - Contemplating single motherhood?Dr Lyuda Shkrobot Compared with our mothers or grandmothers, the modern-day woman is more likely to be working, travelling, more educated and financially independent than ever before. As professionals in reproductive medicine, we’ve seen how these social trends are having a great impact on decisions surrounding motherhood. Women are having children later – 43% of first-time mums in Australia are now over the age of 30, nearly double the rate in 1991. While you may not have made a conscious decision to delay having children, if you want to have them one day you will need a plan. Why? Because time mattersDespite all these social changes, biological facts remain the same – a woman’s fertility decreases as she gets older.
Dr Siobhan Quenby and her colleagues at the University of Warwick have, like us at Sims IVF, long been convinced of the contribution of Natural Killer (NK) cells to multiple recurrent miscarriage.
Our recent modifications on AMH analysis were presented to the medical team here today.
Here are the wonderful photos from our Family Circus Day. 700 Mums, Dads and kids all enjoyed themselves in Powerscourt Hotel with the Sims team and Fossett’s Circus, helping to celebrate 17 years of success at Sims IVF.
Recent advances in vitamin D research have confirmed its importance in the field of assisted reproduction.
Listen to the full interview sharing Lisa and Gary's experiences with Sims IVF and hear what Dr David Walsh has to say.
Polycystic ovaries are a common finding in the IVF world and the dosage of gonadotropins used to treat this must be carefully managed in order to avoid hyper-stimulation and its consequence. In the IUI scenario Tamoxifen, an anti-oestrogen, can be successfully used in conjunction with alternate day FSH, to allow a sufficient sustainable response to produce one viable egg.
At a recent Medical meeting, in addition to discussing individual patients and strategies, we watched a presentation from Dr Norbert Gleischer, Medical Director of CHR in the USA.
We know that IVF patients measure high on any indicators of stress you might care to mention. Heretofore we have been unable to reliably measure this stress in a patient convenient way.
Today we discussed a patient with good quality expanding blastocysts who, unexpectedly, is not getting pregnant following implantation.