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

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Five ways to enjoy sleep during Pregnancy

Some say it is a preparation for the many sleepless nights you will spend with your baby. According to one study, all expectant mothers report frequent awakenings, while 3 in 4 women do not sleep well.

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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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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

What is endometriosis?

You’ve probably heard it mentioned, but what exactly is endometriosis? The endometrium is another word for the lining of the womb that gets shed every month as period blood. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue cells similar to the type that grows inside the womb starts growing elsewhere in the body. These cells bleed as a reaction to the menstrual cycle every month, but as the blood is unable to leave the body it can cause a lot of serious pain, inflammation and the formation of scar tissue.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Sleep and Fertility

Trying to conceive a child isn’t always a walk in the park, and with many factors to take into consideration whilst trying to get pregnant, most women don’t realise that sleep can play a big part in the process. Fertility specialists recommend that women should aim to get between 8 to 9 hours of sleep every night to help boost their fertility levels.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Egg Freezing

Up until a few decades back preserving one’s fertility was considered something that is seemingly impossible, but with the advancement of medical technology it is quite possible today through egg freezing. In case you are wondering what egg freezing is – it is a method of preserving a woman’s fertility so she can try and have children at a later date. Let’s delve a little deeper into what egg freezing is and how the process works.

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Dr. Athanasios Garavelas

Male Infertility

Male infertility refers to the inability of a men’s sperm to fertilize a woman’s egg. About 10% -15% of couples fall into the category of infertility or infertility. This means that for a long time (at least for a year), they have tried to conceive a child with normal and regular sexual intercourse, but without any success. In about half of these cases, the male factor is the cause of the absence of conception.

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