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

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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

Aiden’s first Christmas

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

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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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There’s no business like Fertility Show business

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Over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre exhibited at London Olympia for The Fertility Show, the UK’s biggest annual fertility event. Our team of experts manned the stand throughout the weekend … Continue reading

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Tech giants can’t freeze the fertility clock

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Egg freezing had some rare front-page news coverage earlier this week, after it was announced that Facebook and Apple are to offer infertility treatments to their employees. The new staff ‘benefits’ package could signal the start of a worrying trend … Continue reading

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Egg donation is a great feeling — one of the best in the world

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We were really pleased to read this story in the local press recently and the positive attitude displayed by one of our egg donors Laura Slattery. Thanks to her two people have fallen pregnant and are now starting their own … Continue reading

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No sperm shortage at the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre

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The world’s first national sperm bank will open in England today. As you’d expect, there’s been some media attention, including the usual closed-minded negativity from certain tabloids regarding alternative families. In other newspaper coverage, it’s has been revealed that as … Continue reading

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Telling your child they are IVF (Part 2)

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Julia Bateson continues her account of telling her daughter she was an IVF baby Last time I described how we told our lovely daughter of 10 years and 9 months that she was an IVF baby. Today I want to … Continue reading

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