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13Mar, 2020

CORONAVIRUS, COVID -19: NOTIFICATION TO BCRM PATIENTS

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Background A coronavirus is a type of virus whose potential transmission rate remains unknown. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world however novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. This outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected. Typical symptoms […]
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24Dec, 2019

BRISTOL-IVF Research Study

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Dr Amy Taylor is lead researcher on the BRIST-IVF study, running now at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine.    Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, grew up here in Bristol. Now, around 20,000 babies are born through IVF in the UK every year.    Research has enabled us to learn a great deal about IVF since Louise’s birth in 1978. We know, for example, that maternal age and the number of eggs a woman has – their ‘ovarian reserve’ – are factors which affect the success of IVF treatment. But there’s still a lot that we don’t know.    IVF treatment outcomes are still improving, albeit slowly. If we want to try and increase […]
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14Sep, 2019

Protect Your Fertility Opportunities with Egg Freezing

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Mature oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, is a powerful choice for women and couples looking to keep their options open. If you’re waiting for a better point in your career before you start a family, have a medical condition that may affect fertility, or simply haven’t decided if you want children yet, egg freezing could give you much-needed peace of mind. The best time to freeze eggs is before the age of 35, as egg reserves decline with age – but the service may still be useful if you are […]
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