No sperm shortage at the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre

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In October this year, the world’s first national sperm bank will open in England. 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 revealed that … 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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Telling your child they’re IVF (Part 1)

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Guest blogger Julia Bateson writes of her experience telling her daughter that she was an IVF baby.                        And then I was (finally) a mum … Joyously overwhelmed by this … Continue reading

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New Parents Study

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The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre has been working with researchers at the University of Cambridge over the past few months helping them with their New Parents Study.  The study is of heterosexual, gay and lesbian couples who have used … Continue reading

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Men trying for a baby

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Dr Allan Pacey’s new study investigating lifestyle factors associated with poor sperm morphology (that is, the size and shape of sperm) reveals that the recreational use of cannabis is a factor. The study, published in Human Reproduction June 2014, suggests … Continue reading

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A top performance from our laboratory team

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We were delighted to learn this week that we have come third out of 78 top performing laboratories for our skills in embryo assessment. This is well deserved recognition for the work and dedication of Lynne Glover and her team … Continue reading

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Egg Donation – how you are reimbursed

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The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre runs one of the most successful donation programmes in the UK. Fortunately we are seeing a steady increase in the number of woman prepared to make altruistic donations of their eggs and we are … Continue reading

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A single mum’s story

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Herts & Essex Fertility Centre patient Kerry Morgan has had her story published today in Woman’s Own magazine under the heading I didn’t need a husband to have my children. Kerry made the brave and strong decision to become a … Continue reading

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Don’t delay your baby conversation

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A commonly held view is that age related infertility can be resolved by IVF. Some women may consider freezing some of their eggs in their twenties in anticipation of them providing a healthy baby years later. However, results following frozen … Continue reading

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Egg Sharing and Egg Donation – sharing our results

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Our current campaign to encourage women to donate their eggs is proving to be successful and we now have no waiting time for Caucasian eggs and a shorter wait for Black and Asian eggs. The concept of egg sharing is … Continue reading

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