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2019-08-29
abnormality FAQ genetic miscarriage PGT PGS - genetic embryo screening - is it really worth it?
Dr Benjamin Abramov

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) also known as Preimplantation Genetic Testing - Aneuploidies (PGT-A) refer exactly to the same thing, to the same technology. PGS is an embryo selection tool that can be used in infertility treatment. PGT-A is the newer nomenclature but both PGS and PGT-A are used interchangeably and refer to the exact same thing. 

2019-08-22
counselling general Creating Your Emotional Support Strategy
Andreia Trigo

Managing emotions is a key part of going through fertility challenges. Research shows that a significant number of people going through fertility treatment feels anxious, depressed, or suicidal. This is related to not having their reproductive goals met, ongoing loss and grief, coping with uncertainty, feeling social pressure, amongst other reasons. It is also known most people underestimate the upheaval of fertility treatment and emotional distress is the number one reason for people to stop treatment.

For all these reasons, emotional support during fertility treatment is really important. Support is available in multiple ways and one size does not fit all!

2019-08-06
FAQ general infertility IVF support TTC 8 Steps to Getting ready for your first fertility appointment
Andreia Trigo

You have been trying to conceive for at least 12 months without success (6 if you are over 35 years old) and you may be wondering if there is something affecting your fertility. Scheduling an appointment with a fertility specialist is a daunting but important step to understanding what is preventing you from getting pregnant.

2019-07-04
counselling FAQ general infertility support TTC 8 Reasons How a Fertility Coach Can Help You Get Pregnant
Andreia Trigo

If you are going through infertility and your emotions are all over the place, you are not alone. In fact, this journey is a roller coaster of emotions. In a recent study, patients going through fertility challenges have reported that 90% felt depressed, 42% felt suicidal, 50% reported it was the most upsetting experience of their lives and 4 in 10 experienced PTSD after miscarriage.