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Here you can find news concerning our clinic as well as IVF in general.


Diminished Ovarian Reserve – Is There A Solution?

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

One of the most frequent findings in women with infertility problems is a diminished ovarian reserve, hence a low response to treatment and therefore a small number of egg production when stimulation medications are used.

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Can Acupuncture Actually Help Infertility?

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

Acupuncture has been used for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine, for a whole range of illnesses. The theory behind this treatment is that the acupuncturist stimulates specific points on the body, which reside on channels or meridians, in order to balance the vital energy (Qi) flow through the body.

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5 Factors that may influence the fertility of couples

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

It is well known that environmental parameters and lifestyle have a big impact on fertility. 5 factors that have been studied and influence the fertility of couples are...

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The difference between a blastocyst transfer and a day 3 transfer

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

Many of the couples I meet and discuss with either prior to a treatment cycle or during one have this question in mind: what is the difference between a blastocyst transfer and a day 3 transfer?

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When should I Opt for Donor Sperm?

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

As an embryologist, I come across this question quite a lot with patients. For some people, it is clear when they need to use donor sperm, but for others it can come as a shock and even a disappointment.

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New Law regarding the number of embryos transferred in Greece

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

At the end of September 2014 the national regulatory body of assisted reproduction in Greece brought out a new Law regarding the number of embryos that can be transferred according to certain parameters (FEK 2589/29-9-2014).

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Newlife IVF-Greece at the Fertility Show 2014

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

Our Clinical Director Dr. Dimitrios Dovas and the Lab Director Ms. Chrysa Karakosta had the opportunity to visit the Fertility Show that was held in London on the 1st and 2nd of November 2014.

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IVF Complications - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

Most of fertility treatments involve the use of drugs to stimulate the ovaries in order to produce more eggs. In some cases the use of these medications may lead to hyperstimulation of the ovaries. OHSS although rare might have devastating consequences on a woman’s health.

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