Obstetrics Gynecology – MD, MSC, MMSC, Phd – Fertility Specialist

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Garavelas Medical Group covers trending topics, information, and related stories regarding everything from trying to get pregnant to after your family is complete. With tips about nutrition, health, fitness, shopping and more, this blog covers all the steps of the fertility process. It is a lifestyle blog for everything related to fertility, pregnancy, and new parenthood.

For a more in-depth examination of the field of infertility, join Dr. Attanasio Garavelas as he writes about the medical and technical side of the family building process. With a focus on emerging technologies in the field of Assisted Reproductive Medicine, Fertility Treatment explanations, Tips for getting pregnant and more, the Dr. Attanasio Garavelas Blog is your best resource.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Sperm Freezing

Sperm Freezing or Sperm Cryopreservation is the process of preserving sperm cells for later use.
Cryopreservation of Sperm enables us to “freeze” time and in case of fertility for any reason, to have immediate availability of cryopreserved sperm.

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The Best Foods to Improve Male Fertility

Eating healthier foods can help increase sperm count, while chowing down on the not-so-healthy stuff may lower his numbers. If you and your partner are trying to conceive, a change in his eating habits may bring you closer to your goal of getting pregnant.

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Low ovarian potential – How do we deal with it?

Recognizing an existing problem in a woman’s cycle, we proceed step by step to solve it, based on the latest scientific methods in the field of assisted reproduction.
The development and maturation of multiple follicles is crucial for achieving IVF pregnancies.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Male Infertility Treatments

Infertility has traditionally been thought of as a woman’s problem. But as it turns out, we men don’t get off that easily. About one out of every three cases of infertility is due to the man alone, and we’re somehow involved in infertility about half the time.

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How does sunshine and vitamin D affect your fertility levels?

Do you know that the word sunbathing is not accidental? The healing properties of the essential oils, have long been known in ancient times. But how does it positively affect your fertility?
Vitamin D is produced in our skin, through direct exposure to sunlight.
Research shows that both men and women experience an increase in their fertility from exposure to vitamin D.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Birth of a Second Child

The happiness and love that your first baby brought into your life is beyond measure, and now you’re expecting another child. Preparing can be as rewarding and special as the first time. But you’ll have some different things to consider as you await your second child, even though you’ve been through pregnancy and childbirth before.

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The best berries for a healthy pregnancy

The craving for different snacks during pregnancy can be for many different foods and it is often difficult to resist them. But many women also crave healthy foods such as fresh fruit. Berries, in particular, provide a good amount of complex carbohydrates with dense nutrients, which not only provide energy but can easily pass through the placenta to nourish your baby as he grows.

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Healthy Living and Reproduction

If you are thinking of getting pregnant, and especially if you are having difficulty conceiving, then one of your priorities should be to ensure a healthy lifestyle. You may be surprised to learn how strongly our lifestyle can affect the health of the reproductive system and the developing fetus. Taking care of our health before pregnancy consists in ensuring healthy eggs, healthy sperm, a normal fertilization process, and the normal development of the fetus.

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24h Time-Lapse embryo monitoring

For the first time in Greece, our fully equipped Embryology laboratory has the ability to monitor on a 24-hour basis the development of ALL embryos with the latest generation Embryoscopes of Time Lapse technology
Aiming to provide excellent health services, we are entering a new era, being the only IVF Unit in Greece and one of the few in Europe that has the ability to cultivate all the embryos of the Unit in the new state-of-the-art Embryoscopes.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Low ovarian potential – How do we deal with it?

Recognizing an existing problem in a woman’s cycle, we proceed step by step to solve it, based on the latest scientific methods in the field of assisted reproduction.
The development and maturation of multiple follicles is crucial for achieving IVF pregnancies.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

When to See a Fertility Doctor

With the term infertility, we describe the non-achievement of pregnancy after 1 year (12 months) of frequent free sexual intercourse. Planning for pregnancy can be difficult. If you are ready to become a parent but are having problems getting pregnant, it may be time to seek the advice of a fertility specialist. Infertility is not just a female issue. Men can also have infertility problems.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

20 Fertility Foods That Can Help Increase Sperm Count

If you are planning to have a baby and want to increase your virility as a man, you should follow a healthy diet. Including vegetarian food as well as some meat-based food in your diet can be really good for your health. By consuming healthy foods, you can increase your sperm count naturally.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

What are an infant’s sleep needs?

Generally, newborns sleep about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and about 8 hours at night. But they may not sleep more than 1 to 2 hours at a time. Most babies don’t start sleeping through the night (6 to 8 hours) without waking until they are about 3 months old, or until they weigh 12 to 13 pounds. About two-thirds of babies are able to sleep through the night on a regular basis by age 6 months.

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Female fertility: How will you enhance it?

Researchers at Harvard Medical School in 2017 published a review of the impact of diet on fertility and found that folic acid, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids were associated with positive results. Other studies have found that vitamin D, acetyl L-carnitine and coenzyme Q10 may also help.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Low ovarian potential: How do we deal with it?

The development and maturation of multiple follicles is crucial for achieving IVF pregnancies. A significant percentage of women, however, who undergo ovarian stimulation as part of assisted reproduction do not adequately respond to standard ovarian stimulation protocols with a significantly reduced number of developing follicles.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Vitamins you should take in the winter

With the temperature dropping and the sun hibernating, there’s no denying that winter is finally here—and with the season comes increased stress and strain on your immune system. Yep, it’s not just your imagination that you tend to get sick more often during the cold-weather months. While colds can strike at any time, they are more common in the fall and winter, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity also peaks between the months of December and February.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): What to expect

A hysterosalpingogram, also known as uterosalpingography, is a type of specialist X-ray used to examine the shape and structure of a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes. It is most frequently used in fertility, as it can be part of the tests done to assess couples dealing with difficulties to conceive however is not always needed if the patients are going for an IVF procedure as this treatment bypasses the tubes completely.

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