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Thumbs up for new fertility clinic from Danni and Fran: IVF Babble

Newlyweds Dannii and Fran Thorington Neve, who are expecting their first baby in August, have given an enthusiastic thumbs-up to the new state-of-the-art fertility clinic just opened by Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) at Aztec West

The pair were among the first group of expectant couples to have a pregnancy scan at the clinic and have said they are “bowled over” by the new premises.

Fran, 34, said: “We were thrilled to see the scan of our baby, who is the result of our second round of IVF with BCRM. The whole thing is such an amazing experience, and we are incredibly excited about becoming parents.

“Dannii and I opted for reciprocal IVF, which means she is carrying my embryo, and we’re hoping – after a suitable interval – to be able to do it all over again with me carrying Dannii’s embryo next time, to provide a little brother or sister for this one.”

The couple, who married last July, both work for the UK’s leading veterinary charity, PDSA, where Fran (34) is a vet and Dannii (38) is a veterinary operations manager, and they live in Totterdown in Bristol.

Fran said they are both very impressed by BCRM’s new premises.

“The new clinic has a lovely warm feeling to it: much more spacious and airy. It’s easily accessible, near the junction of the M4 and the M5, and there’s loads of free parking,” she said.

“Of course, we’re still being seen by the same wonderful BCRM nurses. They just have the nicest team of people there, who make you feel so special and well looked after.”

One of the longest-established fertility operators in the South West, the ever-increasing demand for BCRM’s services was a major driver in their relocation, and the planning for the new clinic has focused on enhancing the patient experience, as well as equipping them to treat a greater number of patients and to continue developing as a centre of excellence.

The Aztec West premises offers a very large consulting suite for patient appointments and a spacious waiting area which affords high levels of privacy and comfort for people coming through.

And with the latest technology, laboratories, equipment and treatment rooms for IVF and other fertility treatments, plus more energy-efficient features and ultra-modern theatres, best-in-class care is assured.

BCRM treats heterosexual couples, same sex couples and single women, and can help with male as well as female fertility issues. The clinic has some of the best success rates in the country for IVF and the team is well-known throughout the fertility industry for the dedicated care and support they provide to patients throughout their whole fertility journey and treatment.

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