How to Manage Mother’s Day When You’re Not Yet a Mother

How to Manage Mother’s Day When You’re Not Yet a Mother

Mother’s Day can sometimes be a difficult time of year for women who are undergoing fertility treatment. With the vast amount of media attention and promotions on the build up to the day, it may sometimes make you feel lonely. But it is important you know that you are...
Raising Awareness about Endometriosis

Raising Awareness about Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women in the UK. It is a condition that causes painful or heavy periods, and may also lead to infertility, fatigue, bladder or bowel problems. Around 1.5 million women in the UK are currently living with the condition, and it can affect...

Recurrent miscarriage, finding help at Beacon CARE Fertility

Most of our patients at Beacon CARE Fertility come to us because they are having problems getting pregnant and they need our help. However, many of the women who come to us for help have experienced recurrent miscarriage and they are often anxious and confused as to...

Professor Simon Fishel speaks on TV3 and the Pat Kenny Show

Renowned Fertility Expert, Professor Simon Fishel was part of the original pioneering IVF team and appeared on TV3 to explain the latest developments in IVF. See him speaking on TV3 – Wednesday, 10th Jan 9.20am Watch Now Also the further session at 9.35...

Sperm Donation

The increase in requirement for sperm donors over recent years can be ascribed primarily to the changing landscape of those wishing to create a family. Traditional scenarios would have involved a heterosexual couple who required donated sperm to avoid passing on a...

Do embryos travel well?

An exciting part of being an embryologist at CARE is the chance to carry out research and having the opportunity to present the findings at National and International conferences. I was lucky enough to have my research selected for presentation at a recent conference....

How to choose the best embryo

How does CARE choose which embryo to transfer? IVF treatment generally results in the creation of several embryos. We aim to transfer the best one and are often able to freeze some of the remaining embryos. The best embryos are the one which will give you the highest...

Dr Bart Kuczera answers your questions on women health.

Question: I am 32 years old and have a nine month old baby girl. Since her birth I have had extremely irregular periods. Prior to getting pregnant they were like clockwork but now they’re not following anything remotely close to a schedule. Is that normal? I’m worried...

Working Life with Dr Ahmed Omar, Gynaecologist

6.15am Breakfast ls minimal – cereal and orange juice – before saying goodbye to the three kids, 13-year-old twin daughters and an 11-year-old son. I cycle to work in Sandyford, it’s the only bit of exercise I get, but it’s regular and uphill!...

Weight

There is a weight range that is considered to be ideal for fertility which is based on your Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI of 19-25 is considered to be within the normal range. We know that being overweight or underweight can reduce your chances of conceiving. Women who...