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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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Testing Your Ovarian Reserve

Even before birth, a woman’s eggs begin to diminish in number. During the 20th gestation week, a female embryo contains about seven million eggs. At birth, the number of eggs has already dropped to about 1-2 million at birth and 300,000-500,000 at puberty.

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When is enough, enough?

This can be the most difficult decision you make about your treatment. How many times have you said to yourself, just one more cycle only to undertake two, three or more cycles? Perhaps you and your partner agree that you have reached the end of the road, but the thought of moving on is just too hard.

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How does Ovulation work?

Trying for a baby brings many questions to mind, about human biology and the reproductive cycle – topics we may only have touched on in science class at school.

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