Ask the Dietitian…

The food we eat feeds all of our cells. Our oocytes and sperm are no different from heart or liver, or skin cells and need nutrients to work properly. It is possible to improve your fertility through diet and nutrition. Poor sperm quality, obesity, conditions like PCOS and endometriosis, and being underweight, as well as

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Several research groups from around the world have been developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and using ‘deep learning’ to develop mathematical models and algorithms to improve the selection of embryos at embryo transfer. This type of AI—the same neural network that identifies faces, animals, and objects in pictures uploaded to things like Google’s online services—has proven

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Acupuncture and Reflexology

CRGW have partnered with The Wellbeing Centre in Whitchurch to offer Reflexology and Y Clinic Bach in Penarth to offer Acupuncture for patients trying to conceive either naturally or via IVF, ICSI and IUI. It’s available at CRGW in Llantrisant also, where we offer a dedicated and comfortable environment for patients to undergo acupuncture and

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Are your embryos grown in EmbryoScope?

If not, why not? Newly released data has has compared UK centres with at least one EmbryoScope to centres without an EmbryoScope. The data reveals an implantation rate (IR) in UK centres with an EmbryoScope as 38.3% compared to 30.5%  in centres without an EmbryoScope. Implantation rate is defined as the number of gestational sacs

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Flawless HIW Inspection Report

A Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) team completed a routine announced inspection of CRGW, on 5 December 2018. The ensuing report was published this week on 6th March. HIW explored how the service at CRGW complied with the Care Standards Act 2000, requirements of the Independent Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2011 and met the National Minimum

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Brexit and IVF

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Brexit and IVF?? If you are like me you are tired of hearing the daily updates on Brexit. Its everywhere we look, the internet, smart phone alerts, TV and radio. Can Brexit be meddling with IVF too? As a clinic CRGW have had to consider arrangements for when the

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Latest pregnancy results

Our latest result for donor sperm insemination and frozen embryo transfer were updated by the HFEA on 15.11.18 and we are delighted to share these with you to highlight the hard work and dedication of the team. The results are of the format ‘pregnancy rate per cycle’. Frozen embryo transfer (FET): Donor sperm insemination (DIUI):

Sperm… What happens after the hatch?

And they’re off! So what actually happens after the ‘hatch’? I’ve seen many, many men’s rooms. It’s one of those things as an embryologist I’m always curious about when visiting colleagues in their own clinics. No two are alike. Many clinics will have their own idea of how the ‘men’s room’ should be configured. Over

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Sperm Donation. Become a hero. Give the gift of family.

Inside every hero there are millions more Every year, around 13,500 fertility treatments in the UK use donated sperm or eggs. Some people will always have known that they’ll need a donor to have a family. For others, finding out they need a donor can be a real shock. Who needs donor sperm? A person or couple will need

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