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Egg freezing before cancer treatment – Aby’s story

Egg freezing before cancer treatment – Aby’s story

Aby talks to Natalie Silverman and Dr Carole Gilling-Smith about egg freezing before cancer treatment, and her thought process and decisions. I definitely did think that you had to have more of a serious operation to have your eggs frozen, I sort of imagine them...

How to transport frozen sperm, eggs or embryos to the Agora

How to transport frozen sperm, eggs or embryos to the Agora

If you wish to transport frozen sperm, eggs or embryos to the Agora from another UK licensed Clinic or from an IVF clinic abroad the process is straightforward and easy. Our dedicated embryologists and couriers will be delighted to assist you with transferring your...

TwoDads U.K. COVID19 Support Session – Fertility Preservation

TwoDads U.K. COVID19 Support Session – Fertility Preservation

Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith talks to Michael Johnson-Ellis from TwoDads.UK about fertility preservation as part of their COVID-19 support series. In this episode Carole discusses the work the Agora does with the LGBTQ+ community, their educational program and how...

Stopping the biological clock

Stopping the biological clock

One of the most painful things a woman can hear is that she has little or no hope of conceiving her own biological child. Sadly in my Fertility Clinic in Hove I see far too many women who find themselves in this situation. Many have achieved everything they could have...

Does green tea boost fertility?

Does green tea boost fertility?

Diet is really important for couples who are trying to conceive. But there are a lot of myths out there. So before you start introducing weird old wives’ practices or new fads into your food regime, follow our new series of blogs in which we look at 10 diet changes...

Coronavirus update for pregnant women

Coronavirus update for pregnant women

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has recently published an update. Based on what we know about the virus so far, there does not appear to be any added risk of coronavirus to pregnant women or to their developing baby. Neither does It appear that...

Does cutting out alcohol help when trying to get pregnant?

Does cutting out alcohol help when trying to get pregnant?

You may only be a moderate, social drinker, but if you are struggling to conceive, cutting out alcohol altogether could be the change you need to make to fulfil your dream of having a baby. It’s probably not a surprise that heavy drinking damages your fertility.  In...

What Are My Chances of Conceiving Using Donor Sperm?

What Are My Chances of Conceiving Using Donor Sperm?

In most cases, the younger you are, the greater the chances of fertility success. National figures published by the HFEA show that as a general : If you’re under 35, the success rate is around 14% If you’re 35-39, the success rate is around 11% If you’re 40-42, the...

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