Christmas is seen as a time for family and friends but often with these get-togethers the awkward questions about when you’re going to have a baby are asked that may increase your anxiety and stress levels.
So, we’ve put together five tips for a more relaxed Christmas for our friends on the fertility roller-coaster.
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The Most Amazing and Generous Gift of All – The Gift of Life
With Christmas fast approaching our thoughts turn to finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones.
But have you thought about the most amazing and generous gift of all? The gift of life to a woman or couple who cannot become a parent without donated eggs or sperm.
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We’re excited to announce that over 1000 babies have now been born following fertility treatment with us since we started up in 2011.
Amazingly, that equates to approximately one baby being born every two to three days!
The arrival of over 1000 babies demonstrates our mission to give patients the best chance of achieving a healthy singleton baby to complete their family.
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Free IVF? Sounds too good to be true…
But if you join our egg sharing programme and donate half of your eggs produced during your IVF treatment to an anonymous woman who needs eggs for her IVF treatment, then you can both have a chance of becoming pregnant and, as a thank you for this amazing and generous act of egg donation, you can receive free IVF.
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Donating your sperm to help someone have a child is a truly wonderful and generous act. Donors feel a sense of pride, knowing the joy they have brought to people who could not otherwise become parents.
At the Complete Fertility Centre Southampton our donor team are on hand to guide you through the process of donating your sperm in a confidential and discreet manner.
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People whose weight falls outside of what is termed healthy for their height may reduce their chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby.
These ‘unhealthy’ weight categories include being obese, overweight and underweight. In this blog we look at the problems associated with being over and underweight for both men and women when it comes to their fertility and, what you can do to optimise your fertility.
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Donating your eggs is the most generous gift
The gift of life through egg donation is a truly valuable and honourable act that positively changes the lives of those who for a variety of reasons would not be able to start a family themselves without donated eggs.
Our donors feel a huge sense of pride and achievement, knowing the joy
they have brought to people who could not otherwise become parents.
When considering donating your eggs you will have numerous questions and this blog answers the most frequent ones we hear from our donors.
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You might need donor sperm to help you start a family for a number of reasons including being: a man with very low sperm count or no sperm, a same-sex couple or, a single woman.
In this blog we’ll help guide you through the six main things you need to consider when choosing fertility treatment with donor sperm.
Listen in to a chat about sperm donation and treatment on BBC Radio Solent
Julie our Donor Coordinator and a couple who have successfully used donor sperm in their fertility treatment with us will be chatting about sperm donation and treatment on Radio Solent this Tuesday at midday. Tune in to hear more.
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Become a donor
We need men and women to become heroes this Christmas and give their sperm and eggs.
Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty falling pregnant and achieving their dream of becoming parents.
Fertility clinics, such as Complete Fertility Centre, are here to help make these dreams come true. For some, a truly generous donation of sperm or eggs offers the only chance to start a family and provides hope to those who thought that they could never have children.
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The SpermComet is a specialised test carried out to check sperm quality and DNA health. It identifies DNA damage in sperm and can help determine the best way forward for couples to have the optimal chance of having a baby.
Continue reading SpermComet test available at Complete Fertility