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What lifestyle changes could I make during pregnancy?

What lifestyle changes could I make during pregnancy?

We advise that you include plenty of fruit and vegetables (at least seven portions a day) in your diet to make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals. We also recommend that you take a folic acid supplement of 400 micrograms per day. Getting enough exercise is also...

Enhanced Male Fertility Screening Tests

Enhanced Male Fertility Screening Tests

The latest advances in the field of assisted conception suggest that we need to measure men’s fertility more accurately. A growing problem around men’s fertility was highlighted in 2017 when scientists reported that the sperm count of men in the developing world had...

Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story

Michael is one of the dads of Two Dads and we have the pleasure of hosting him at Agora for the Open Evening on Bringing Surrogacy Home on the 22nd of February Here is Michael's story I got married when I was 20. I knew I was gay, but I was hoping that marriage would...

Bringing Surrogacy Home

Bringing Surrogacy Home

Located in the heart of Brighton, The Agora Fertility Clinic prides itself on a long and close relationship with the LGBT community. As part of that commitment, Carole Gilling Smith, the Clinic’s Founder and Director, has made it her mission to ‘Bring Surrogacy Home’...

The Agora Logo

The Agora Logo

Our logo represents both our aims and our aspirations. It shows a baby wrapped in a shawl inside an egg which embraces our philosophy of caring for and nurturing the reproductive organs and future child. And that’s what we set out to achieve for each of our patients....

Men With HIV Can Safely Become Fathers

Men With HIV Can Safely Become Fathers

In the late 1990s, Carole Gilling-Smith, Founder and Medical Director of The Agora, established the first treatment programme in the UK to enable HIV positive men to have children without the risk of passing on the virus. This programme involved using a technique...

The Medical Challenges of HIV

The Medical Challenges of HIV

Earlier this week I had the huge privilege of meeting Perry and Heather Evans and their two children, Isaac and Cerian at their home, eighteen years after I’d helped them to conceive their first child. It was one of those special moments in my career – and one that I...

What are the Legal Considerations of Using Donor Sperm?

What are the Legal Considerations of Using Donor Sperm?

If your child is born from sperm that’s donated through an HFEA registered clinic in the UK, the baby will be the legal child of you and your partner (if you have one). This means that the sperm donor has no legal rights or responsibilities for your child, although...

The Advantages of Using a Fertility Clinic for Donor Sperm

The Advantages of Using a Fertility Clinic for Donor Sperm

The UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), responsible for inspecting and licensing UK fertility clinics and regulating research in this area, reports that an increasing number of websites are offering online...

Agora Invests in the Embryoscope™ from Vitrolife

Agora Invests in the Embryoscope™ from Vitrolife

The Agora Clinic is now able to offer patients the very latest embryo selection technology – the Embryoscope. This state-of-the-art incubator provides continuous time-lapse monitoring of embryos to help improve the chances of pregnancy, particularly for women who have...

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