The most common causes of infertility in women

There can be many reasons why a woman cannot become pregnant within the first years of trying. In this article we describe the most frequent causes of infertility among women.  The most frequent causes of infertility in women are: Enclosed fallopian tubes Irregular or lack of ovulation Age Very overweight Smoking ENCLOSED FALLOPIAN TUBES Some women have constricted or completely closed fall[...]

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Good advice on pregnancy and lifestyle

If you are pregnant or want to get pregnant, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle - both for you and your child. At Vitanova we have put together a number of tips for creating good habits in your life, both before, during and after your pregnancy.  MOTION Good fitness as well as strong muscles, bones and joints provide good conditions for a healthy pregnancy. Make sure you get 30 minut[...]

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Would you like to become an egg donor?

Each year, around 600 Danish women need donor eggs. Some women may have undergone an early menopause or had their ovaries removed because of illness. Other women have serious genetic disorders that they do not want to pass on to their children.With egg donation, a woman donates some of her unfertilised eggs to another woman. The woman receiving the eggs has them inserted into her uterus after[...]

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Endometriosis and fertility

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that can be found in 4-7% of all women. Cells similar to the mucosa of the uterus (endometrium) are found outside the uterus, primarily on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, the outside of the uterus and the abdominal cavity. These cells behave just like the cells in the uterus and bleed at each menstrual period. The bleeding can cause severe pain during menstrua[...]

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Home test to reveal sperm quality

Many men may find it awkward to have to provide a sperm sample on demand at a clinic, or feel that this goes beyond their boundaries. Therefore, many men may be pleased to know that it is now possible to perform a test at home. Danish specialists have developed a home test that can give an indication of sperm quality and therefore the man’s ability to make a partner pregnant naturally. You ge[...]

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Find your most fertile period with an ovulation test

The woman is most likely to become pregnant on the day of ovulation or the day before. Using an ovulation test is an easy and safe way to predict ovulation and thus the fertile period, which lasts 5-7 days. The ovulation test measures the concentration of the ovulation hormone LH hormone (lutein). The hormone is increased in the body at the time of ovulation and is excreted in the urine. When[...]

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10 tips to improve the chances of getting pregnant

Sexually transmitted diseases should be prevented by avoiding unprotected sex, and any existing sexually transmitted disease should be treated. Infections caused by sexually transmitted diseases may result in infertility in both men and women. Being overweight or underweight may reduce your chances of conceiving, as weight influences the hormonal balance. Both men and women should therefore[...]

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What to consider before becoming a donor

There are various forms of donation: anonymous, identified and known donors. This article describes the differences between the various forms. With anonymous egg or sperm donation, the only information available to the woman/couple relates to the skin colour, hair colour, eye colour, height, weight and ethnicity of the donor, known as the basic profile. Information about the donor’s identity[...]

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What is the difference between IVF treatment and insemination?

IVF / TEST TUBE TREATMENT Test tube treatment is often abbreviated as IVF, which stands for In Vitro Fertilization and means that fertilization takes place outside the woman's body in a glass. During IVF treatment, the egg is removed from the ovaries to be fertilized with the semen in a laboratory. The eggs are removed through the vagina using ultrasound. It takes place under local anesthesia[...]

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A healthy diet during pregnancy

It is particularly important to eat a healthy and varied diet when pregnant. Anything missing from your diet could affect your baby’s development. Pregnancy therefore gives you a great opportunity to review your eating habits and consider whether there are any types of food that are missing from your diet.You do not have to eat for two while pregnant. Your body only needs an additional 300 ca[...]

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Good advice for anyone planning a pregnancy

Conception takes place about two weeks before the anticipated first day of your period, so few women are aware that they are pregnant until at least 2-3 weeks later. The foetus is most vulnerable to harmful effects early on in pregnancy, during weeks 3-8, while the organs are being formed.It is therefore a good idea to behave as if you are pregnant even if you do not yet know for sure whether[...]

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It is not known whether stress affects fertility

Failing to conceive can be stressful, but could stress and worry affect your chances of conceiving?Many studies have been conducted in order to find out whether stress can affect fertility, but there their findings have been limited.However, it is generally believed that very high stress levels can, in rare cases, cause hormonal disorders in women, affecting the menstrual cycle and causing ir[...]

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Woman's Fertility - Is It declining?

Women who have passed the age of 35 and have not yet had children often feel that they are under time pressure if they are going to have children and are very concerned about their fertility. But it is important to understand that fertility does not decrease abruptly but that it occurs as a smooth transition. There is no magical age after which it is suddenly impossible to conceive. That's ho[...]

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Sperm quality less than ideal in one in four Danish men

Poor sperm quality could mean that up to 15% of men will find it difficult to make their partners pregnant without fertility treatment, and that 25% may have to wait a fairly long time before pregnancy becomes a reality.A lot of advice is available on how men can improve the quality of their sperm. They should avoid wearing tight trousers and applying direct heat to their testicles with a com[...]

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3 methods of assisted fertilisation

Assisted fertilisation or ART (assisted reproductive technology) used to be known as artificial insemination. We prefer the notion that we assist with fertilisation, so this is the term we normally use. More information on the methods used in assisted fertilisation is provided here. IUI – intrauterine insemination IUI is the simplest form of assisted fertilisation and is therefore the first m[...]

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7 things worth knowing about fertility treatment

1. Infertility is not uncommon Unfortunately, infertility is not as unusual today as it used to be. Statistically, infertility affects one in six couples and is caused by problems with the woman in 40% of cases, problems with the man in 40% of cases, and problems with both parties in 20% of cases. It is impossible in many instances to say why couples have problems conceiving, so there is clea[...]

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