Zika virus and fertility treatment

You may be aware of the current 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. … 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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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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New technologies in IVF

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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

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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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RI Witness security at Herts & Essex Fertility

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The RI Witness security system was installed in the laboratory at the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre in 2008 following an exciting invitation from the system’s designer, Research Instruments (RI) to be the first UK fertility clinic to trial the … Continue reading

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Donated sperm and eggs should grow loving families

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Part 2: Discovering your true parentage as an older child or adult You may initially be worried about your older child ‘finding out’ that they have a different biological mother or father (or both). How do you cope with this? … Continue reading

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Donated sperm and eggs should grow loving families

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Part 1: Donated sperm and eggs should grow loving families, not tear them apart Using donated sperm and eggs during IVF, or other assisted conception treatments, is as accepted today as using the sperm and eggs of the couple that … Continue reading

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