For many of us, starting a family is important. However, it's not always easy. In vitro fertilisation, better known as IVF, gives a lifeline of hope to couples who have so far been unable to have a child. For same-sex couples, it raises the question of which partner will be the baby's biological parent. Reciprocal IVF is one option that allows two female partners to share in the process of having a child, with one partner providing the genes and the other carrying the embryo. Fertility Specialist Dr Malini Uppal explains.
When you’re trying to conceive and expand your family, you may often find that it’s taking longer than you imagined it would. In some cases, the length of time may leave you wondering if you are infertile, or if there is an underlying issue that hasn’t been addressed.
We understand that not every procedure we carry out at our London clinic will be self-explanatory, and may require further clarification before a patient feels comfortable going ahead.
A common finding in couples not able to conceive naturally when looking to start a family is the male partner having a low sperm count. However, not everyone knows what it means when they are told that they have a low sperm count, or take a home test to read the count for themselves.