Wine is among the few beverages that are not only delicious but healthy as well. In small amounts it regulates blood pressure, calms you down and acts as an antioxidant. That is why many women wonder if they can indulge in a glass of wine while pregnant.

The well-known ban on alcoholic beverages during the nine months of pregnancy is rather the result of fear of abuse. Your obstetrician-gynecologist cannot be sure you will not drink too much. Their main goal, as well as yours, is for you to give birth to a healthy baby.

Although healthy, wine contains alcohol, which has potential risks. We are not talking about a couple of glasses during the nine months, but about chronic alcoholism. It is assumed that daily intake of alcoholic beverages (mostly hard liquor) increases the risk of birth defects by 40%.


The liver of the fetus does not produce the enzymes needed to break down alcohol. How much alcohol will reach the baby depends on the function of the mother’s liver.

Along with premature birth, development issues and low birth weight, there is a risk that the baby will suffer from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It is characterized by delayed mental and physical development, problems with speech and memory, as well as heart defects.

Especially dangerous are the first 3 months of pregnancy, because at that time the organs of the baby are developing. Nearly 80% of pregnancies in the world are not planned and many women consume alcohol before they know they are pregnant. To prevent complications, do not drink until after the baby is born.


In Bulgaria, alcohol is part of almost every event. Whether it is a dinner, a birthday or a wedding — it is highly unlikely to go alcohol free. Fortunately, for all who cannot consume alcohol, there are non-alcoholic alternatives to popular beverages. Along with the popular non-alcoholic beer, non-alcoholic wine is also available. It is not just alcohol-free, it also has 1/3 of the calories of regular wine.




When homeopathy is mentioned, the debate is guaranteed. For some people, it is the best treatment option, suitable during in vitro fertilization and pregnancy. For others, it is nothing but a well-advertised placebo. Whose side you’re on, is up to you.


Homeopathy is a method of alternative medicine, created more than 200 years ago by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle «similar treats similar». This means that when a healthy person takes a certain substance, he can get negative symptoms. A sick person suffering from the same symptoms, however, can be cured with a homeopathic medicine prepared from this substance.

Homeopathic medicines are of plant, mineral or animal origin. They are produced by repeated dilution of a substance. Homeopaths support the theory of water memory. This is also the reason homeopathic remedies do not actually contain an active ingredient or it has a very low concentration. According to homeopaths, this renders them absolutely harmless and suitable for many people, including pregnant women and young children.

If you are a supporter of alternative medicine and its methods, we won’t judge you. Many people prefer not to talk about this matter out of concern about how they will be accepted. This is not the most important thing when it comes to your health. Hiding such information from your doctor may only hinder your treatment.


During an in vitro cycle anything you take can have an impact. This includes dietary supplements, traditional and alternative medications. Your gynecologist will determine how those might affect ovarian hyperstimulation. If anything you use can have a negative impact on it, you’ll probably have to stop or change it.

Although harmless, homeopathic remedies are still medications. Therefore, self-treatment with them is a bad idea. If you wish to take such medications during an IVF cycle, always consult with a homeopath and with your treating physician, of course.

, проф. Нери Лауфер ще консултира пациенти в клиника Ню Лайф на 15 и 16 Октомври

The world renowned expert in Assisted Reproduction Prof. Neri Laufer will consult patients at New Life Clinic

The world renowned expert in Assisted Reproduction Prof. Neri Laufer will consult patients at New Life Clinic on 15th and 16th October 2018. Due to the high interest and limited number of time slots, we advise you to make an appointment as soon as possible on 032/ 693 693 or free number 0800 13 006 (for Bulgaria only), where you will receive additional information.
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Open Day: Donor Eggs Program

Dear friends,

We would like to welcome you to Our Open Day on 16th October (Tuesday) 2018 at 18:00 at New Life Clinic Plovdiv!

TOPIC of the Open Day: Donor Eggs Program

We would like to welcome you on 16th October 2018 at 18:00 at New Life Clinic, where as part of our open day specifically for couples interested in a donor egg procedure, you will receive complete information about the program by Prof. Neri Laufer, Dr. Dobrinka Petrova and Assoc. Rumen Dimitrov.

The program gives you the opportunity to select a donor that meets your requirements. You can choose your donor based on information such as eye and hair color, height, education, blood type and others, as well as get to know the medical history of the donor and her family.

All couples who visit the open day will receive a free consultation with one of our reproductive specialists Dr. Dimitar Tanev or Dr. Andrey Minchev after booking an appointment .

We ask all couples who would like to attend the open day to confirm their presence by calling 032/693 693 or 0800 13 006, where you would receive additional information about the event. You can also confirm your presence by sending us a personal message to the clinic’s Facebook page.