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...

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...

What is Ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound (also known as sonography or ultrasonography) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique used to image inside the body. The word “ultrasound” in physics, refers to all sound with a frequency that humans cannot hear. In diagnostic sonography the...
Stress management

Stress management

Dealing with infertility can be stressful. The experience of uncertainty can be profound. Emotions of fear and anxiety can become pronounced and overbearing. Learning how to manage stress more effectively may not only increase your chances for a successful pregnancy,...

Impact of high temperature on sperm

Sperm parameters can be affected if exposed to high temperatures. For instance, sitting in a hot tub day after day should be avoided, even if a man has no known fertility problems. Repeated exposure to high temperature through hot tubs or hot baths can affect male...

Impact of smoking on fertility

Studies on male smoking have shown a decrease in the quality of sperm. Sperm motility refers to the swimming capability of sperm. If sperm cannot swim properly, they may have trouble reaching the egg and fertilizing it. In men who smoke, researchers found a decrease...