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Frequently Asked Questions about Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Pre-implantation Genetic Screening

Naturally, families have many questions and concerns. Often, they are about to start an unfamiliar procedure with little-known terminology. Most likely, you will never anticipate needing such a procedure.Our goal is to help you build a healthy family. Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions about Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Pre-implantation Genetic Screening”

Family Balancing

Family balancing is essentially a form of gender selection which is done for the purpose of achieving a more balanced representation of both genders in a family. A “balanced family” is one with equal numbers of male and female children. Many parents feel a strong desire to complete their families with the specific addition of a son or a daughter. Continue reading “Family Balancing”

How does Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) work?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a form of assisted reproductive technology that is used to help infertile couples conceive. Infertility is clinically defined as the inability to conceive despite having regular, unprotected intercourse for a period of one year or longer. Physically, infertility impacts both men and women, and although it might not  Continue reading “How does Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) work?”

The effect of hormones on fertility

The endocrine system and the hormones production and secretion play a significant role not only in the health of our entire body, but the ability to achieve and sustain pregnancy. Our reproductive system relies on a proper hormonal balance to function properly.Hormonal imbalance directly results in ovulation problems in women, Continue reading “The effect of hormones on fertility”

The link between obesity and fertility

Obesity is linked to several health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and infertility. In the recent years, the link between lifestyle, weight, nutrition and fertility has gained more public exposure.For a woman, the decision to finally conceive is fraught with a lot of doubts and questions regarding her health and well-being. Continue reading “The link between obesity and fertility”

Struggling to have a second child ?

A study carried out by Aster DM Healthcare mentioned that one in five couples in the UAE face fertility issues – a higher figure than in other parts of the world. Statistics also show that in Dubai alone the incidence of infertile women seeking treatment per year could nearly double from 5,975 cases in 2015 to 9,139 cases by 2030. Continue reading “Struggling to have a second child ?”

What is ICSI and its advantages ?

Fertility is an issue that affects many couples all across the world. In the UAE itself, one in every five couples is seeking treatments for infertility. Thankfully, with the ascension of medical technology over the last decade, there are numerous procedures now that allow infertile couples to conceive on their own. Continue reading “What is ICSI and its advantages ?”

How does PGD add to the process of IVF

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD is a process that is carried out parallel to performing an in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The primary aim of the PGD process is to help recognize any genetic defects that may be present in the embryos created through IVF, in order to prevent the hereditary passage of certain diseases Continue reading “How does PGD add to the process of IVF”


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