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The 10 most common questions about miscarriage

Miscarriages are a lot more common than most people think, with one in six pregnancies ending before week 20. For women and couples experiencing miscarriage, it’s important to remember that they are not alone. Along with the emotional toll a miscarriage can take on...

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Fertility and Smoking

One of the most common questions asked in fertility clinics is “What can I do to improve my chance of conceiving?” For the 18% of Irish adults that smoke  every day, quitting smoking  is one of the best things you can do, not only if you are trying to conceive but...

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How can weight affect fertility?

When women and couples who are experiencing difficulties with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of falling pregnant. Seeing other women who have an equal or even greater problem...

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Carbs are not the worst!

Carbohydrates get a bad rap! But not all carbohydrates are created equal.  Carbohydrates are actually the body’s chief source of energy, being the easiest micronutrient to absorb as they convert quickly into glucose for energy for the body to use.  But depending on...

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Fabulous Fibre

What do you think of when you think fibre? All Bran, Special K?  Fibre is so important, it helps to keep the digestion system moving, but many people do not get enough fibre in their diet. But why is it important?· Rid body of excess hormones Feeds good bacteria in...

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Why you need to quit smoking

A commonly asked question by couples on their fertility journey is “What can I do to improve my chance of conceiving?” For the one in five Irish adults who smoke every day*, quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do, not only if you are trying to conceive...

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The low down on endometriosis

Dr. Renato Bauman, Clinical Director, Rotunda IVF Many of the women who are experiencing fertility issues are what’s known as ‘sub-fertile’, meaning that they have reduced fertility potential. We know there are two major gynaecological reasons for subfertility: one is...

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10 things to know about AMH

1 What is AMH? The Anti-Mullerian Hormone (or AMH) is produced in a woman’s ovaries by the primary follicles (small clusters of cells that surround immature eggs). Levels of AMH can give you an indication of your ovarian reserve (ie how many eggs you have left)...

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We’re not getting pregnant – who can help?

With around 1 in 6 couples experiencing some difficulties when trying to fall pregnant, it helps to understand who you can turn to and how they are likely to approach your situation. The good news is that there are many professionals who can help. As you consider your...

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Your top five fertility worries answered

Dr Renato Bauman, Clinical Director, Rotunda IVF ‘Very often, when a couple comes to me because they are struggling to conceive, they ask if their choices or actions from the past could be causing the delay. I know that couples feel particularly vulnerable at...

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