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14Sep, 2019

Protect Your Fertility Opportunities with Egg Freezing

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Mature oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, is a powerful choice for women and couples looking to keep their options open. If you’re waiting for a better point in your career before you start a family, have a medical condition that may affect fertility, or simply haven’t decided if you want children yet, egg freezing could give you much-needed peace of mind. The best time to freeze eggs is before the age of 35, as egg reserves decline with age – but the service may still be useful if you are […]
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10Sep, 2019

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy – PGT-A

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What is PGT-A? PGT-A (Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy) previously known as Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), is a method of screening embryos for chromosomal abnormalities prior to transfer back to the womb at the time of IVF.   How is PGT-A helpful? It is expected that a proportion of all embryos formed will be chromosomally abnormal (chromosomes being the packages that carry genetic information). These are known as aneuploid embryos. This is true whether the embryo was formed through natural conception or assisted conception (IVF). A chromosomally abnormal embryo is […]
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17Aug, 2019

Endometriosis and fertility

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The aim of this article is to explain in a patient-friendly way what endometriosis is, how it might effect fertility and what fertility treatments might be recommended. It is not supposed to be an exhaustive reference and if you have concerns or questions please discuss them with your GP or fertility or endometriosis doctor. What is endometriosis? The endometrium is the medical name for the lining of the womb. Endometriosis is a condition in which this tissue grows outside of the womb. This can be almost anywhere in the body, […]
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27Mar, 2019

Mothering Sunday

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For most people Mother’s Day is a lovely time of celebration, but if you have been trying unsuccessfully for a baby and are not yet lucky enough to be a mum, it can trigger a range of painful feelings and can be a heart-breaking reminder of your lack of a family. Understand and accept yourself To get through this day, you need to accept that it’s OK and completely understandable for you to be feeling the way you do and that, given your situation, you are responding perfectly normally. Accept […]
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8Jan, 2019

Fertility Stories

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Thrilled to share a success story below from one of our delighted patients Around 3 years ago my husband and I made the decision to start trying for a baby; we were both so excited and couldn’t wait to be one of ‘those’ couples who could share their baby news with the world. Although this excitement was coupled with a secret feeling of dread, I had been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome some years earlier and began to worry this wasn’t going to be as easy as we first hoped. […]
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13Nov, 2017

Amanda Jefferys, Fertility Specialist Bristol

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Having worked in the field of gynaecology for the past 13 years I knew from an early stage that I was destined for a career in the fertility field. For me the field of fertility combines a number of passions – a fascination with the underlying science, and an enjoyment of the practical side including scanning and surgery but mostly I am driven by the patients I meet and the fulfilment of guiding couples and individuals through their fertility journey, in the hope of achieving the long-held dream of a […]
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