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Dr Geetha Venkat

Director of Harley Street Fertility Clinic

Dr Venkat has more than twenty years of experience in various fertility clinics around Harley Street. Her focus has been to tailor treatments to the needs of her patients while incorporating the latest developments in the discipline. Dr Venkat presents her work regularly in conferences and has published articles in many peer reviewed journals. She has also contributed two chapters to the authoritative book on ‘Donor Egg IVF’, published in 2008. She offers advice to the community on fertility matters in television and radio programs.

The Impact Of Alcohol On Your Fertility

For women, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can have a negative impact on ovulation and menstrual cycles, which is essential for conception. Alcohol also depletes the body of vital vitamins and minerals and we know, we need good levels of nutrition to make a healthy embryo and baby.
09/11/2017 12:23 GMT

The Top Five Fertility Myths

Fertility issues affect both men and women alike. For one-third of couples the issue is related to the female, for another third, it's related to the male partner and then for the other third, both partners have a fertility issue. If you are experiencing problems getting pregnant, it's important for both partners to undergo health checks.
19/10/2017 13:44 BST

Five Things You Should Know About STIs And Fertility

Nearly half a million people in the UK are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) every year. There are many associated complications to contracting a sexually transmitted disease; your health can be affected, there is often a social stigma attached to STI carriers and, your current and/or future fertility may be put at risk.
13/09/2017 12:09 BST

Coping With Infertility On Father's Day

Joining a support group can often be a good idea where you can share your emotions amongst caring, like-minded individuals. At HSFC we know the fertility journey can be very stressful and we believe that reducing this stress will contribute significantly to your overall health and well-being.
31/05/2017 13:11 BST

Fertility And Age: Knowing Where You Stand

At the Harley Street Fertility Clinic, we use a number of methods to evaluate a woman's fertility health. It really is crucial to undergo fertility health-checks in order to know where you stand and if you need to take steps to preserve your fertility (such as egg freezing) for the future.
19/05/2017 14:30 BST

The Truth About Your Weight And Fertility

We all know that maintaining an ideal weight is important for our overall health and wellbeing, but what we have come to learn from recent studies, is that weight can cause complications during pregnancy and also has a significant effect on fertility. In fact, research shows that overweight and obese women have poorer outcomes following fertility treatment.
18/04/2017 14:44 BST

The Benefits Of Egg Freezing

It's important to know that freezing your eggs does not guarantee a baby, but it offers a good insurance plan. Future success rates depend on factors such as lifestyle and age. It's crucial to remember that before the eggs are ready for use, they must complete several steps prior to pregnancy including surviving thawing, fertilisation, and implantation.
09/03/2017 14:37 GMT

Problems Getting Pregnant Second Time Around?

It is not uncommon for couples to want to extend their family. However, it is not unusual to experience infertility when trying for a second or third child. The situation can be stressful and upsetting and also difficult to process, especially if the first pregnancy went without a hitch.
30/09/2016 13:44 BST