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IVF. A Mans View- 8 Things Women may or may not realise

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There was a stage in my life when I thought that I didn't want children. That was in my 20's when I was renowned as being a party monster. I was fond of more than just the odd tipple and lived for the weekend....

What is ICSI and how does it differ from IVF?

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What is ICSI? A question that I had following my initial infertility diagnosis was what is ICSI? When I got the bad news, the doctor continued to explain potential fertility treatments but the initial shock meant that nothing was registering. It was like in one...

What is the IVF Process? (IN LAYMAN’S TERMS)

In Vitro Fertilisation is when a women’s egg are fertilised outside of the body. The term comes from Latin and it literally means in glass fertilisation. The IVF process uses either couples or donated eggs and sperm. The IVF process was first tested 30 years...

A Shortish Version of My IVF Success Story.

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  How my wife and I became an IVF success story. "The chances of you having children are one in a million. You might as well not bother trying naturally" said the world's grumpiest fertility doctor to my wife and I. It was September 2014, and...

Fertility Centre. 3 tips on how to find the best one.

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3U8Np_CTzc Finding the right fertility doctor and fertility centre is a really difficult decision. It can be the difference between successful and unsuccessful IVF treatment. It is convenient to expect that finding a clinic will be easy. A quick search on google will bring up your...

15 Useful Tips to help You with Successful IVF

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  https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLcfKW2_2Zk5P0u5ik3PZ4bGQ2TDnYUyBV&v=KemAhjwUOVQ Successful IVF is a long hard process. Surviving three IVF treatments does not make me an expert. I have however learned many lessons that will be valuable for any courageous couples that are struggling with infertility. My wife and I went through two...

Who the hell is Scantily Dad and what is the Scantily Dad Blog?

Why Did I start this Dad blog? This is the Scantily Dad blog. My name James, I am from Dublin, Ireland, and live in Berlin, with my wife Olivia. In November 2016, our twins Max and Mathilda were born. It was the best day of our...

How to beat IVF Treatment!

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“Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it's not fine it's not the end.” ― Oscar Wilde IVF treatment is the hardest thing that I have ever experienced. The whole IVF process is long and arduous. There are so many low points that come...