The IVF journey can be a real roller coaster ride for couples. Having a reliable source of information can be extremely valuable on this journey.
In this podcast you will get invaluable insights into Dr (“Prof”) Michael Chapman’s IVF practice. You will learn valuable tips and solutions to dealing with infertility, how to maximise your success rate, the impact of age on fertility, and lots more. Feedback from listeners have reported real value in the help that the the podcast provides.
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164. What Can Go Wrong With IVF?
Before investing in IVF treatment, most couples want to know if it will work for them - that they will have a healthy baby at the end of their cycle.
A good IVF specialist will perform tests and will give you realistic expectations around numbers and probabilities of success.
The IVF treatment involves stages, and a complication may arise in each stage, causing the IVF treatment to fail. e.g. low number follicles, under or over-response to medication, failed egg collection.
Tune in to this episode to listen to learn more about the various stages of IVF and the challenges that often come up for couples.... read more
163. What Is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency?
An increasing number of women are curious about Premature Ovarian Insufficiency. They fear that their egg numbers are decreasing and that they may have difficulty conceiving.
In this episode, Prof explains what Premature Ovarian Insufficiency is. He also talks about the different ways to measure a woman’s ovarian reserve (the capacity of the ovary to provide egg cells that are capable of fertilization).
He also provides options available to couples where the woman has a low AMH and is unable to conceive with her own eggs.
He explains that not all specialists are trained to deal with such situations. This... read more
162. Egg Quality After 40: Female Age and Fertility
With increasingly busy lifestyles, some women don't have much physical and mental capacity to consider having children before their 40s.
Because they're focused on their careers, they've often not had the time to meet a life partner.
In his consults, Prof often treats women seeking treatment for low egg-count.
But unfortunately, there has not been a proven treatment that improves their chances of success.
In this episode, Prof explains how egg quality deteriorates to 15%-20% at 40, lower as the woman gets older.
“Can I afford an IVF procedure? What does it cost? How can we afford one?”
These are some of the most common questions asked by couples seeking IVF treatment. IVF treatment isn't cheap, but if you’ve invested in the right clinic, you might get favorable results.
In this episode, Prof discusses the factors that impact the cost of an IVF cycle - professional, administrative and medical staffing, operating theaters, and state-of-the-art equipment, to name a few.
He explains your options to make the treatment more affordable.
He further discusses the... read more
160. Is There Treatment for Male Infertility?
In a recent Facebook live session with Prof, this question came up: “For a count of 4million sperm/mil, is there anything we can do to improve the count?”
In this episode, you'll hear Prof's rseponse to that question.
He explains how different factors such as stress, lifestyle, medication, and genetics can affect sperm production. He also explains that there isn’t any advertised medication that has produced results around the low-sperm count issue.
Finally, he offers a detailed explanation around the IVF treatments that can address male-infertility, how they work, and what they do.