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


Top 5 reasons for coming to Greece for IVF treatment

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

As the international patient coordinator at Newlife IVF in Thessaloniki Greece, I receive many emails on a daily basis from people facing problems in having IVF treatment in their own home countries. The main reasons that they seek treatment abroad are...

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Newlife IVF is an Official Supporter of Infertility Network UK

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

Newlife IVF is really pleased to be recognised as an official clinic supporter of Infertility Network UK

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Important Facts to Know About Egg Freezing

by Chrysa Karakosta, Embryologist

Egg freezing is becoming very popular and in the media there are often news articles about it. It is usually recommended in cases where a woman wants to delay becoming a mother (career, studies or no suitable partner), to preserve her fertility prior to therapies which are detrimental to the ovaries (chemotherapy, radiotherapy) and prior to radical gynecological procedures. But do you really know all the facts about egg freezing?

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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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