Zika virus and fertility treatment

Zika virus mosquito - how the zika virus affects fertility treatment in the UK

You may be aware of the concerns regarding Zika virus infection and the harm it may cause to a baby during pregnancy. The infection has a possible association with congenital malformations (birth defects), particularly microcephaly, and this is being investigated. Almost … Continue reading

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Follow-up consultations for when IVF treatment fails

herts essex fertility follow up appointment

When IVF treatment fails it is a heart-wrenching experience for everyone involved. All we ever want to hear at the end of a patient’s cycle is the good news that they are now pregnant, and looking forward to experiencing their pregnancy and … Continue reading

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HBA analysis included in all semen assessments

HBA sperm semen assessment analysis

For individuals or couples attending our One-Stop Fertility semen assessment, the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre has introduced an additional specialist sperm selection technique called Hyaluronan Binding Assay (HBA) analysis. The HBA semen analysis is included for all patients within … Continue reading

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Fertility success rates: HFEA Trends and Figures 2014

Herts Essex Fertility success rates

Last week (March 2016) the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) released their annual Fertility Trends and Figures Report for 2014. Because we know that fertility clinic success rates can be hard to interpret, we have looked at the HFEA … Continue reading

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Egg freezing helps you decide when the time is right to try

Freeze Your Eggs For Free

What is Freeze Your Eggs For Free when you share? Even though the ideal situation is for women to have their children when they are younger, it is also the age when women are most likely to be pursuing other … Continue reading

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A closer look at new treatment innovation in IVF

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As one of the top fertility clinics in the UK, Herts & Essex Fertility Centre prides itself on being well-informed on new treatment innovation in IVF. We are always keen to offer treatments where research has demonstrated that a real … Continue reading

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How does the Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) test assess ovarian egg reserve?

Ovarian egg reserve AMH anti mullerian hormone testing

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), a hormone produced by the ovarian antral follicles, is now regarded as a much better predictor of a woman’s ovarian egg reserve than the previously measured Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level. Unlike FSH, AMH levels in a … Continue reading

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UK surrogacy report urges changes to surrogacy law

UK Surrogacy report highlights surrogacy myths - Essex Herts Fertility

A landmark report, which highlights results from the largest unprecedented surrogacy survey undertaken in the UK, was published earlier this week by Surrogacy UK, a not-for-profit organisation which is run by surrogate mothers and intended parent members. According to the … Continue reading

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New technologies in IVF


Herts & Essex Fertility’s Senior Clinical Embryologist, Lucy Richardson writes about the seminar entitled ‘New technologies in IVF’ that she co-hosted at this year’s Fertility Show. New technologies in IVF A team of clinicians, nurses, embryologists and administrators from Herts … Continue reading

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Christmas good cheer starts early at the Herts & Essex Fertility Open Day

Herts and Essex Fertility Centre - Fertility Open Day

The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre is opening its doors for another of our popular fertility open day events on Saturday 5 December, 12noon-4pm. Come and join us at the clinic to discover the range of tests and treatment options available … Continue reading

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