Opposition to egg donation for mitochondrial procedures is misleading and unfounded

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Within hours of the House of Lords passing new legislation that allows the donation of mitochondria cells during IVF treatment, critics of the process started to emerge and raise questions about the ethics of the new procedure. Even though many … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with male fertility

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Your first visit to a fertility centre can be a daunting experience. There is often a lot of information to take in and understand, and as your visit is likely to be the result of an already stressful, frustrating process, … Continue reading

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Why looking your best could be bad for your fertility

cosmetics bad for your fertility

You’ve probably heard the same old advice a million times when you are trying for a baby: book a weekend away together, try some relaxing sensual massage, get dressed up and go out together on a ‘date night’. But what you may … Continue reading

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Egg freezing parties: the new craze sweeping Silicon Valley

Egg freezing parties

We were intrigued to read a story that appeared on the Telegraph website recently about US fertility expert Dr Aimee Eyvazzadeh. Dr Eyvazzadeh runs regular egg freezing parties – a new craze that is proving particularly popular with professional women … Continue reading

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UK votes for families to be free of mitochondrial disease

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It is wonderful news that the House of Commons yesterday voted to approve the technology whereby faulty mitochondria within an embryo are replaced by those from a healthy donor. The human body is made of billions of cells and each … Continue reading

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The insurance policy with a heart-breaking excess

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It was no surprise to us when Vogue magazine and the Daily Mail published some rather disheartening figures recently about conception rates using frozen eggs. Both publications highlighted a surprisingly low 10% success rate for live births per embryo transfer … Continue reading

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New year, same dedication to our clients

New year

2014 was a great year for everyone at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre. Our ‘Donate the gift of life’ advertising campaign proved to be particularly effective, leading to a surge in Black and Asian egg donations after the campaign went … Continue reading

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Free IVF: your options

Free IVF - your options

The IVF rollercoaster can be a physical, emotional and extremely stressful ride. And if you are paying for your treatment at every stage of the process, the financial cost can quickly add to the emotional strain. There are still a … Continue reading

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Aiden’s first Christmas

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It might sound like an unusual way to save a newborn baby’s life, but little Aiden Mitchell will be celebrating his first Christmas this December thanks to a cold blanket. Unlike most newborns, who need constant protection against the cold … Continue reading

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Herts & Essex Fertility Centre raises £465 in 7 days for Infertility Network UK

Infertility Network

This week Herts & Essex Fertility Centre’s Medical Director, Michael Ah-Moye, marked the end of National Fertility Awareness Week by presenting Infertility Network UK with a cheque for £465. Infertility Network UK, the leading national infertility charity, launched The Great … Continue reading

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