Fakih IVF Blog

Exercise during pregnancy, yay or nay?

Exercise during pregnancy, yay or nay?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Pregnancy is often mixed with intense emotions like excitement, fear, doubt, or love. A "tale as old as time” where women were advised not to exercise when pregnant, a pure myth. Today we know differently, it is not only ok to keep your body...

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Care for one ....that's love, care for hundreds.... that's Nursing

Care for one ....that's love, care for hundreds.... that's Nursing

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Fakih IVF starts the day by wishing all the nurses of this world "Happy International Nurses Day 2017” A nurse is someone who provides hands-on care to patients, monitors patient’s condition, maintain records and communicate with...

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Mrs. Miller's experience with Fakih IVF

Mrs. Miller's experience with Fakih IVF

Monday, May 8th, 2017

"There is light at the end of every tunnel, Keep moving- all you need is a little Faith""Firstly let me tell you IVF works – it really does. Don’t get me wrong, it's not a simple or easy process, but it works and it is worth every step of...

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Touch Screen or touch (bacteria) Infection!!

Touch Screen or touch (bacteria) Infection!!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Having android or IOS phone is inevitable in everyone's life. Globally there are approximately 700 million of people using iPhone according to the CEO of apple Tim Cook revealed in March 2015. As we know we are attracted to new releases and a...

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Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Drinking energy drinks is the best way to get energized??Energy drinks might make you feel a short and fast burst of energy, but it doesn’t last! These drinks are usually high in caffeine, and too much caffeine may cause rapid heartbeat and...

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Listen Up!

Listen Up!

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

“NATIONAL INFERTILITY AWARENESS WEEK (NIAW) is not just about awareness for one week but it is much more than that. It is a movement that, since 1989 has set out to reduce the stigma associated with infertility, to educate the public about...

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Signs and symptoms of infertility

Signs and symptoms of infertility

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Infertility is when women cannot get pregnant after having unprotected, regular sex for six months to one year, depending on her age. Infertility may be caused by a variety of conditions.  Both partners should be investigated together for...

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 Do fertility drugs cause breast, invasive ovarian and endometrial cancers?

Do fertility drugs cause breast, invasive ovarian and endometrial cancers?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse (for couples over age 35, the time is reduced to 6 months).   Dealing with the challenges of infertility can be very difficult...

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Stress and Fertility

Stress and Fertility

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

In today’s modern, educated, liberated and fast-paced society, the most “in” thing is “Stress!” And if you aren’t stressed, it must mean that there is something wrong with you! Sounds funny, but true!Realistically, we all should...

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National Infertility Awareness Week 2017

National Infertility Awareness Week 2017

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

1 in 5 couples living in the UAE suffers from infertility related issues according to a recent study.On the occasion of National Infertility Awareness Week Fakih IVF put together a video to build awareness on infertility and how to better support...

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Understanding your Fertility

Understanding your Fertility

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Fertility is knowing and recognizing when the fertile time (when a woman can get pregnant). If you are practicing fertility awareness as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy, you need to avoid having sexual intercourse or use a...

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Miracle foods for magical health??!

Miracle foods for magical health??!

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Food industries are trying to convince us that eating some foods slow down the ageing process, alleviate depression and boost our intelligence. Many of us want to believe that a single fruit containing certain antioxidants will cure a disease such...

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Obesity can transmit diseases to your future kids

Obesity can transmit diseases to your future kids

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The prevalence of obesity has increased at an alarming rate during the last two decades, and this appears to be more pronounced in women. UAE has an obesity rate that is double the world average, according to a disease study report. More than 36 per...

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Eating for 2?

Eating for 2?

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Plan healthy meals during your pregnancyThe Five Food groups Grains—Bread, pasta, oatmeal, cereal, and tortillas are all grains.Fruits—Fruits can be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried. Juice that is 100% fruit juice also...

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The greatest wealth is health

The greatest wealth is health

Friday, April 7th, 2017

“When health is absent         Wisdom cannot reveal itselfArt cannot manifest          Strength cannot fightWealth becomes...

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Lifestyle choices that you Make or Break can affect your Fertility

Lifestyle choices that you Make or Break can affect your Fertility

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone but it's especially important if you’re trying to get pregnant. So if you want to start that beautiful journey of hoping to get pregnant, you should be taking care of small things which will...

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How does age affect fertility?

How does age affect fertility?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Fertility in women starts to decrease at age 32 years and becomes more rapid after age 37 years. Women become less fertile as they age because they begin life with a fixed number of eggs in their ovaries. This number decreases as they grow...

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Dr. Monikaa Chawla talks to Aquarius Magazine about Egg Freezing

Dr. Monikaa Chawla talks to Aquarius Magazine about Egg Freezing

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

There’s often a lot of misunderstanding or lack of information on Egg Freezing, therefore Dr. Monikaa Chawla - Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist talks to Aquarius Magazine to shed some light on this topic.Click here to read...

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The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

1- PLAN AHEAD"Start getting healthy even before you are pregnant," On your must-do-first list should be taking a daily multivitamin, with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid, a B group vitamin that helps prevent neural tube defects; quit...

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Female Age and Fertility

Female Age and Fertility

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Age is no barrier to achieving many things - but it can reduce the chance of a woman getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. A woman’s age is the single most important factor affecting her fertility.Women are born with all the eggs they...

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To speed up weight-loss in the initial stages of dieting... it is better not to exercise Myth or Fact?

To speed up weight-loss in the initial stages of dieting... it is better not to exercise Myth or Fact?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

MYTH - A common misconception!During the initial stages of weight-loss, you have the fastest weight-loss pattern and your body is still trying to adapt to the lower caloric intake; hence sports may seem more tiring than usual. If you exercise when...

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We have been blessed with our sweet 3-year-old daughter and our now 1-year-old twins

We have been blessed with our sweet 3-year-old daughter and our now 1-year-old twins

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

"There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life"It gives us great pleasure to receive a wonderful testimonial and beautiful pictures from Allison and her family. She was kind enough to share with...

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Fertility tests are normal, why am I not getting Pregnant?

Fertility tests are normal, why am I not getting Pregnant?

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Dr. Karunakar Marikinti, Consultant IVF, OB/GYN explains why couples can't get pregnant even if all their Fertility tests are normal...

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The best way to limit your sodium intake is to stop using the salt shaker

The best way to limit your sodium intake is to stop using the salt shaker

Monday, February 13th, 2017

THE TRUTH - We eat too much sodium, but the salt shaker is not the biggest culprit. Sodium is everywhere, from milk, chips, turkey, salted nuts, pickles, dressings to ready-to-eat pasta or the Big Mac Combo…Over 75% of the sodium we eat...

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Can my weight affect my Fertility?

Can my weight affect my Fertility?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Dr. Karunakar Marikinti, Consultant IVF, OB/GYN briefly talks about how weight is linked to Fertility-

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Common Reasons Behind IVF Failure

Common Reasons Behind IVF Failure

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist explains the common reasons that cause IVF to Fail.

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Infertility runs in my family, should I be worried?

Infertility runs in my family, should I be worried?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Dr. Erdal Budak, Specialist IVF, explains what you should do if you or your partner have family members who are suffering from Infertility or Premature Menopause 

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Secondary Infertility

Secondary Infertility

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Dr. Nadi Najjari, Specialist IVF talks briefly about Secondary Infertility-

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Sometimes Miracles come in Pairs

Sometimes Miracles come in Pairs

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

We would like to thank Isabelle Marie Tuale, & Elisabeth Marie Tuale’s parent’s for sharing their wonderful IVF Journey with us:“At first we meet Dr. Michael Fakih for consultation and assisted the whole procedure with Dr. Erdal, requested 2...

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What is AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)?

What is AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)?

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist of Fakih IVF, talks briefly about AMH  (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) Testing.

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 What you need to know about Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

What you need to know about Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Preimplantation genetic testing is a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) refers specifically to when one or both genetic...

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​Mediterranean diet, fact or fiction?

​Mediterranean diet, fact or fiction?

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Recent studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with either olive oil or nuts was more beneficial in preventing breast cancer compared to a low fat diet, without advising what type of fats to use. The rationale for the...

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Gender Dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

"Dysphoria" is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with the way you function in normal life, for instance...

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Am I Pregnant?

Am I Pregnant?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Dr. Alain Chalhoub, Specialist OB/GYN talks briefly about the first indications of being Pregnant.Click play to watch the full video

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Infertility Symptoms

Infertility Symptoms

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Dr. Erdal Budak, Specialist IVF talks briefly about the symptoms of Infertility.Click play to watch the full video

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Dr Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, at Fakih IVF sheds some light on PCOS

Dr Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, at Fakih IVF sheds some light on PCOS

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

As part of PCOS Awareness Month Dr. Monikaa Chawla,Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, at Fakih IVF Fertility Center sheds some light on PCOS and provides information about the main causes, diagnosis & treatment options and the influence of PCOS on infertility.

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Making Little Miracles Everyday- Welcome Baby Marc

Making Little Miracles Everyday- Welcome Baby Marc

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The proud parents of baby Marc extend their best wishes and gratitude to Fakih IVF team for helping them make their dream come true!Baby Marc’s parents say: "Thank you Fakih for making our dream come true ! Marc Anthony Ryan was born December 19,...

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Portion control & Holiday season

Portion control & Holiday season

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Tune into your body's own wisdom about what, when and how much to eat…Portions are spinning out of control. Children eat cookies the size of their face and popcorn from tubs that is the height of their body. Obesity is not only a problem of...

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Food Intolerance Test

Food Intolerance Test

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Dr. Fadi Baladi Medical Director, Consultant Internist talks about Food Intolerance test why should you take it and how will it help you!

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Guide to Early Breast Cancer Detection

Guide to Early Breast Cancer Detection

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. However, with early detection and treatment, you can greatly improve your chance of survival. We have created this resource to empower you with the tools...

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Myth or Fact? Cows' milk is full of hormones and antibiotic

Myth or Fact? Cows' milk is full of hormones and antibiotic

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

MYTH: Milk should meet strict government standards and must be recognized as safe and healthy before disposing it on the market. Growth hormones to stimulate milk production are not approved for sale or permitted for use in most countries. Just...

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If a food is low in fat, fat-free, light or reduced-fat, it must be healthy? Myth or Fact??

If a food is low in fat, fat-free, light or reduced-fat, it must be healthy? Myth or Fact??

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

MYTH: Lot of foods that are low in fat are definitely not healthy choice: candy, pop, low-fat cookies and fat-free frozen treats. “Fat-free" is can also be taste-free!! To make up for that, food industries tend to pour other ingredients,...

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Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits- part 2

Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits- part 2

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Read the 2nd series discussion of Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN at Fakih IVF with The Desi Wonder Woman blogger about premarital visits to an OB/GYN doctor including advice on basics of gynecological exams, why you need them, what...

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Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits

Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Read the 1st series discussion of Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN at Fakih IVF with The Desi Wonder Woman blogger about premarital visits to an OB/GYN doctor including advice on basics of gynecological exams, why you need them, what...

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Eggs increase blood cholesterol

Eggs increase blood cholesterol

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

FALSE.. Cholesterol from eggs does not automatically raise blood cholesterol! How so? When we eat a high cholesterol-containing food, the excess dietary cholesterol is removed from the body through the liver which also down-regulates the...

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Soft Drinks and Juices Vs Abdominal Fat (nice round belly!)

Soft Drinks and Juices Vs Abdominal Fat (nice round belly!)

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Studies have shown a strong positive association between regular sugar-sweetened beverages (like soda, iced tea, etc) and fat around your belly area, which the latter is associated with predisposition to type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, diet soda...

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Reduced Fertility in the Gulf linked to low vitamin D and Obesity

Reduced Fertility in the Gulf linked to low vitamin D and Obesity

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The MiddleEast region is notorious for reduced vitamin D levels in the body, and obesity as independent risk factors for poor reproductive outcome in a region-specific manner.  It is important to develop educational public health...

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Welcome to the first steps towards parenthood

Welcome to the first steps towards parenthood

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Watch an overview of your IVF journey with Fakih IVF!!

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 Making babies  in the modern world

Making babies in the modern world

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Freezing eggs provides women with a chance to preserve their fertility. The technology provides the option to prolong a woman’s fertility timeline to ensure that they don’t miss out on receiving all of the joys of motherhood. This can be...

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​What is Thalassemia?

​What is Thalassemia?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

What? Inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal formation of hemoglobin (absent or decreased) and red blood cells in the body.Why? Mutation in DNA of cells that make hemoglobin: Which? Alpha- and beta-thalassemia are the...

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DETOX your body, New you?

DETOX your body, New you?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Flush toxins from your body and better digestive system?Weight-loss, clearer skin and better mental focus?Give you more energy?Don’t you want amazing results in a limited time period?Quick fix programs for our bodies? But the...

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Exercising while Fasting

Exercising while Fasting

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Exercising while fasting burns more calories than after eating:Glycogen is one of the primary fuels for muscular contraction. Just 3 sets of 12 repetitions of weight-lifting can almost cut your glycogen stores in half. When glycogen is depleted, as...

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Keeping Healthy in Ramadan

Keeping Healthy in Ramadan

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be beautiful. It begins with enjoyment.”During the Holy Month of Ramadan, our routine, diet and sleeping patterns change… Sudden change in dietary habits combined with long periods of daily...

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Dehydration is common during the period of fasting

Dehydration is common during the period of fasting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Lack of liquids, heat, humidity and air conditioning may lead to dehydration. The key is to compensate during non-fasting period:1. Fluid requirements: 2 – 3 L/day for adults 2. After Iftar, aim for 6 to 8 cups and drink early morning 3....

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Fasting  for  Fertility

Fasting for Fertility

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Islamic fasting is special and novel gift from God Almighty that corrects lifestyle, promotes physical health and boosts spiritual quality of humans.. Islam sees health and ‘well-being’ as much more than just bodily health: well-being or...

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What is the Best Way to Break your Fast?

What is the Best Way to Break your Fast?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Break your fast of Ramadan with 1 to 3 dates and a cup of milk or yogurt. Dates are rich in potassium, which aids in hydration and restores electrolyte balance. Milk is high in calcium and water and other essential nutrients. This combination...

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My IVF Journey

My IVF Journey

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

"Coming from a conservative Indian background going for a fertility treatment is nothing less than a taboo, especially since I have a 8 yr. old boy. I was suffering from secondary infertility because of my weight, it's my son's daily prayers to god...

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Meet  baby Juval Isaloc Arcuna

Meet baby Juval Isaloc Arcuna

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Such a BIG Miracle in such a tiny Boy!Meet our little Miracle baby Juval Isaloc Arcuna, the baby and Family are doing well and would like to Thank Dr. Fakih and his team for their continuous efforts.

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 Princess Caera is 3 years old now

Princess Caera is 3 years old now

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

After trying for almost 5 years, the couple moved to Abu Dhabi where they visited Fakih IVF. They consulted Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, and finally received proper diagnosis and treatment (ICSI with Tesa). The proud parents say: " We...

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Fakih Medical Center now open in Al Ain

Fakih Medical Center now open in Al Ain

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Fakih Medical Center, partners of Fakih IVF, is now open in Al Ain. The center is led by Dr. Michael H. Fakih, Consultant OB/GYN – IVF, a recognized leader in the field of assisted reproduction who began his career in 1987. Fakih Medical Center...

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After 7 years of trying to conceive!

After 7 years of trying to conceive!

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Double the Joy, Twice the LoveTwo Little Blessings from Above!  Congratulations to the proud parents of Baby Valerie and Baby Jan on welcoming their adorable twins to this world! After 7 years of trying to conceive, their dream...

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Spotlight on Vitamin D

Spotlight on Vitamin D

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

“Your body is the sum of the lifestyle choices that you make” The body can achieve its most fertile state when all the nutrient and energy producing processes are optimal. This means that when we provide the body with the...

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Dr. Fadi Baladi joins Fakih Medical Group

Dr. Fadi Baladi joins Fakih Medical Group

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Fakih Medical Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fadi Baladi as the new Medical Director at Fakih Medical Center Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Fakih Medical Center is set to open in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai in 2014 and...

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Male Infertility Q & A: Dr. Rupin Shah

Male Infertility Q & A: Dr. Rupin Shah

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Dr. Rupin Shah is an internationally recognized expert in the field of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is the pioneer of male reproductive microsurgery in India and is the developer of the first Indian Penile Prosthesis. He is a...

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Fakih IVF opens new fertility center in Abu Dhabi

Fakih IVF opens new fertility center in Abu Dhabi

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Following the success of Fakih IVF in Dubai and USA, Dr. Michael Fakih has opened a new fertility treatment center in Abu Dhabi that features the latest technologies aiming to help couples trying to conceive. The center offers a range of fertility...

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Biggest leap forward in IVF technology now available at Fakih IVF

Biggest leap forward in IVF technology now available at Fakih IVF

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Modern technology has continued to give couples with fertility problems hope that they can become parents. EmbryoScope, the groundbreaking technology in this field, is now the next big deal after IVF and ICSI. So what is it?EmbryoScope is a new and...

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Fakih IVF Dubai welcomes Consultant OB-GYN to medical team

Fakih IVF Dubai welcomes Consultant OB-GYN to medical team

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Fakih IVF Dubai is pleased to welcome a new physician to our team, Dr. Mohamad El-Said Eid. Dr. Eid, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, has over 15 years of clinical experience in IVF and OB/GYN. He received his medical degree from Cairo...

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Breast Cancer and Freezing Your Eggs

Breast Cancer and Freezing Your Eggs

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, but what does that have to do with your eggs? An unanticipated life event such as breast cancer can endanger a woman's fertility potential because of the exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation. Such...

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Myth or Fact ? Spinach contain more iron than meat

Myth or Fact ? Spinach contain more iron than meat

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

MYTH: Although usually portrayed as the richest source of iron, spinach is actually a good source but NOT the best source: -100g (almost 3 cups!!) of spinach contains 2.7 mg of iron - 100g of red meat contains 2.6 mg in. Almost the same amount......

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Dr. Tejashree Singh, Specialist OB/GYN talks about Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention.Watch the video below to learn more about this topic:

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What factors affect the success of IVF

What factors affect the success of IVF

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Dr. Mohamed El-Said Eid, Consultant IVF, OB/GYN talks about the factors that affect the success of IVF

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What is HyFoSy?

What is HyFoSy?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Dr Tejashree Singh Fakih IVF, Specialist OB/GYN talks about HyFoSy (Hysterosalpingo-foam sonography). HyFoSy is an ambulatory ultrasound examination that can test TUBAL PATENCY and examine CONTOURS OF THE UTERINE CAVITY. HyFoSy is a safe and...

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Omega-3 & Autism

Omega-3 & Autism

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

World Autism Awareness Day!Omega-3 & Autism Many children with autism tend to have low levels of omega-3 fats. Omega-3 is essential for optimal brain health, mental wellbeing and reduces inflammation. Sources of omega-3 include fish, nuts, and...

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