Overview of Consultations

Infertility treatment can be expensive. As such we provide the information below in order to be transparent about the potential costs involved. Your first consultation: At your first appointment we will take a detailed history from you and review any previous

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‘First Steps’ Investigation

The CRGW First Steps Infertility Investigation Package is a comprehensive investigation of both male and female partners for the most common causes of infertility. The package is available to couples who have not had an initial

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Clomid follicle tracking with natural intercourse

Clomiphene (Clomid) and follicle tracking At CRGW our 3 cycle Clomiphene and follicle tracking package is a cost effective treatment option designed to help patients who: Don’t ovulate e.g. have PCOS Have open fallopian tubes Have

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IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)

What is intrauterine insemination (IUI) and how does it work? Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves a laboratory procedure to separate fast moving sperm from slower or non-moving sperm. The fast moving sperm are then placed into

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IVF

IVF What is IVF? In vitro fertilisation (IVF) literally means ‘fertilisation in glass’ giving us the familiar term ‘test tube baby’. During the IVF process, eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilised with sperm

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ICSI / IMSI

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) ICSI is a procedure that can be used as part of an IVF (in vitro fertilisation) treatment. It was introduced in 1992 and since then has become the most successful technique

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Surgical sperm retrieval

Techniques for Sperm Recovery Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) A PESA, is generally used where there is a blockage which prevents movement of the sperm between the testis (where sperm is produced) and the penis.

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Egg / Sperm Share Program

Egg Share Program Many couples with fertility problems find themselves ineligible for treatment on the NHS but cannot afford to pay for treatment privately. Egg or sperm sharing provides IVF treatment for infertile couples who are prepared

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Egg freezing (fertility preservation)

Why egg vitrification is superior to traditional egg freezing? (slow freezing) The egg is the largest cell in the body and is contained mostly of water. The classic problem with freezing eggs has been that

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Sperm Freezing

Is sperm freezing right for me? You may want to consider freezing your sperm if: You have a condition, or are facing medical treatment for a condition that may affect your fertility. You are about

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Embryo freezing

Often with IVF or ICSI treatment, people have good quality embryos leftover which they can’t use. Instead of discarding them, they have the option to freeze them to use in the future (in case treatment doesn’t

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Donor sperm programme

Donor sperm programme Thank you for your interest in becoming a sperm donor / sperm sharer. Sperm donation may represent the only hope for some infertile couples to have children of their own, and can

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Sperm donation – Sperm recipient program

There are several reasons why a patient / couple require treatment with donor sperm. CRGW have treated many patients / couples with donor sperm for for different reasons. These reasons may include: Some men do not

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EmbryoScope

CRGW were the first clinic in Wales and the South West, and amongst the first clinics in the UK to offer a revolutionary new technique called ‘EmbryoScope Imaging’. This equipment records images of embryos every

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Embryo Glue

What is EmbryoGlue        EmbryoGlue is an implantation promoting transfer medium with a unique combination of hyaluronic acid and recombinant albumin. The addition of a high concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) in a transfer medium, such as

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Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)

For several years the HFEA have been asking IVF clinics to reduce their rates of multiple pregnancy – for reasons of safety for the mother and baby. They have been setting annual targets for clinics

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Reproductive Gynaecology Services

Reproductive surgery is an important part of fertility care at CRGW. The aim of reproductive surgery is to correct defects, whether congenital or acquired, to restore normal anatomy and the spatial relationships between the Fallopian

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Endometrial Scratch

Endometrial ‘Scratching’ Unsuccessful IVF is difficult to accept but is not uncommon. Embryo implantation is a complex process and some common causes of failure can be due to poor endometrial lining (endometrium) or a genetically

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Pregnancy scanning services

Pregnancy scanning services – early pregnancy (performed from 6 to 16 weeks) These scans are performed for several reasons. The principal reason is for reassurance that the pregnancy is progressing satisfactorily and that the baby’s

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