1 How T o Get Pregnant a Guide to Fertility advanced Fertility care Welcome Five reasons to come to Sims List of Contents Beat infertility in a safe and caring way From our Mind/Body programme to the Part 1. understanding Infertility 2. latest Eeva time-lapse technology, from IMSI to reproductive immunology, from Infertility Explained 2. miscarriage clinics to Information Open How Fertilisation Works 5. Days - Sims IVF is the first place to start 10 Ways to Boost your Chances of Conception 6. your Fertility journey. Sims IVF Mind / Body Programme 8. Nutrition to Boost your Fertility 9. Advanced Testing Some of our advanced testing Part 2. Talking to the Experts 12. techniques are unique to Sims including: Early Embryo Viability Testing (Eeva ), Making an Appointment 12.
2 And Reproductive Immunology. A First Sims IVF Consultation 12. Sims IVF has provided IVF treatment Advanced Infertility Testing 13. to couples in Ireland since 1997. Our Leaders in reproductive medicine We take pride in being able to offer Part 3. Infertility Treatments and Supports 18. aim now, as it was then, is to help beat our patients every possible chance infertility in Ireland. We strive to bring The Treatments that you Need 18. of success. We were the first clinic in the joy of a family to those who need Ireland to provide Blastocyst Culture and Treatments in Detail 19. help with their Fertility and to help people IMSI, the first to give you the chance to The Support and Resources you Need 29. in a confidential, professional and avail of donor sperm and eggs and we will continue to provide patients with the Part 4.
3 Results 32. caring manner. most innovative technology available. New Beginnings Happen Every Day at Sims IVF 32. We believe in the importance of mind Factors Affecting the Outcome of Treatment 33. State of the Art Facilities and body in our treatment of infertility Managing the 2 Week Post-Transfer Wait 34. Responding always to the needs of our and we have established our Mind / Body patients, we have grown steadily to programme and specialised counselling become the largest and most innovative Part 5. Choosing the Right Fertility Clinic 35. and support services to Guide our patients. IVF clinic in Ireland. Advanced Fertility Care 35. Our clinic has been designed with you in The Sims IVF Five Core Principles 36. Meeting the infertility challenge is all Making an Appointment with Sims IVF 39.
4 About teamwork. We want to work mind: warm, welcoming and professional. with you to make your dream of having Excellent Results a baby a reality. We want you to be Since 1997, we have helped thousands confident that you receive the best care of people to have healthy, happy, Sims Our commitment is to care for you, and treatment - emotionally, medically babies. Our results are consistently above the European average. so that you can realise your dream and economically. of having a baby. Through our commitment to research, investment in technology and our global connections, we are determined to help patients beat infertility. That is why new beginnings happen every day at Dr. Anthony Walsh MD. Sims IVF is licensed by Irish Medicines Board Sims IVF.
5 FRCOG. MRCPI. as a Tissue Establishment (TE-011). Group Medical Director and Founder We are officially recognised by the British Fertility Society as a training institution for reproductive endocrinology. 1. Part 1. understanding Infertility What are the common causes Is starting a family later in life of infertility? an issue? There are a number of causes of infertility, There is no doubt that starting a family later although some infertility cases are unexplained. in life can lead to Fertility problems. Financial Common causes of infertility in women circumstances, second relationships, and a include lack of regular ovulation (monthly woman's career are the primary reasons release of an egg), endometriosis, ovarian cysts, why people choose to delay having a child.
6 Problems in the reproductive immune system Research clearly shows that: and blockage of the fallopian tubes. Women are most fertile between the . In men, the most common problem is poor ages of 20 and 24. semen quality (the fluid containing sperm, released during ejaculation). At 35 you're half as fertile as when you were at 25. How can we prevent infertility? At 40 you're half as fertile as when . This Guide will give you a number of insights you were 35. into preventing infertility. In brief, stress, diet and lifestyle choices are key factors affecting Miscarriage Risk Fertility . You can prevent infertility by making dietary changes, taking steps to reduce stress The risk of miscarriage also increases with and by avoiding toxic substances such as age.
7 Risk of miscarriage at age 25-29 is 10%. drugs, alcohol and tobacco. while the risk at age 40-44 is about 34%. Infertility Explained This section of How to Get Pregnant Furthermore, advanced maternal age is also contains the answers to some of the Safe sex is also an important consideration, as associated with an increased risk of congenital Getting pregnant is not always straight- questions that our patients ask about infertility. some sexually transmitted diseases can lead abnormality in babies. forward. One in six couples experience to infertility if not properly treated. difficulties conceiving a child. About 85% of How often do you need to have sex Why does Fertility decline with couples do conceive a child naturally, within to conceive?
8 When should we go for treatment? increasing age? the first year of trying, and 95% conceive within two years - if they have sex regularly. It may seem obvious, but one of the most Under normal circumstances, a couple has a A woman's ovaries age in the same way that However, the chances of getting pregnant are important contributors to pregnancy is 20% chance of conceiving a child each month, normal aging affects all of her organs and reduced significantly for women over the age a happy, natural and active sex life. Many if they have unprotected intercourse during tissues. Most women have about 300,000. of 40. couples, trying for a baby, time their sex life the fertile part of the menstrual cycle. About eggs in their ovaries at puberty. For each to fit with a woman's ovulation cycle.
9 The 85% of couples do conceive a child within egg that matures and is released or ovulated What is infertility? Infertility is when a couple best advice is to have sex every 2 to 3 days a year. during the menstrual cycle, at least 500 eggs cannot get pregnant, although they have during the month. Aim for less stress and do not mature and are absorbed by the body. regular, unprotected sex. more fun. Timing sex and ovulation can lead When considering infertility treatment, time As a woman ages, the remaining eggs in her to increased stress and this stress may lead to is never on your side and age is an important ovaries also age, making them less capable of What causes infertility? There are a number a decreased interest in sex. factor. Every six months makes a significant fertilisation and their embryos less capable of of factors that can inhibit conception.
10 It difference in terms of your Fertility , so don't implanting. is important to clearly understand those Is infertility likely to be a male or a wait to seek treatment. Broadly, the guidelines possible factors, so that you take appropriate female problem? are that if you are under 35 and have not One third of couples have infertility problems action. conceived within one year, then talk to your where the woman is over 35. This rises to Statistics show that female factors account doctor and get expert advice. If you are over two thirds, when the woman is over 40. Men's Do not be discouraged, even if you have tried for approximately 40% of all infertility cases 35, then time is critical and you should seek Fertility gradually decreases from the age of a number of avenues already.