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Glasgow Hospital

25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ

Switchboard 01413349441
Fertility services 0141 576 2752
New treatment enquiries 0800 61 62 67
Radiology 01415 762 768
Appointments 0800 61 62 67
Nurses’ station (in-patients only) 0141 530 9231
Accounts & insurers 0141 530 1240
Pathology 0141 575 2762

Why choose Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital for your embryo transfer treatment?

If you want to have a child but are in need of fertility treatment. Our fertility experts at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital are here to help and can provide you with rapid access to a fertility treatment plan which is individually tailored to you and your partner.

One treatment you may want to consider is embryo transfer. During an embryo transfer, an embryo is placed in the uterus ready to be fertilised to begin pregnancy. This procedure is often used in connection with IVF treatment, which is also available in Glasgow.

More reasons to consider Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital for your embryo transfer:

  • One of the highest success rates in the UK
  • Over 30 years of experience in fertility
  • Our team is some of the most qualified staff in Scotland
  • Flexible opening times and out of hours service
  • Our facilities and comfortable surroundings including en-suite bedrooms, Sky TV, full menu options from our hospital chef
  • Support services from a private hospital will help you feel relaxed and give you piece of mind
  • On-going support is available from a full range of hospital services including baby scanning, counselling, nutritional support and pregnancy physiotherapy.

How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital

Before you proceed with fertility treatment, you will need to book an initial consultation with one of our experts at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital. To book, please call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 01415 762 800, or fill out a contact form above to find out more information.

What happens during embryo transfer?

  • On the day of your transfer appointment report directly to the fertility unit. We understand this can be an anxious time
  • Embryo transfer is usually a simple and painless procedure and takes 5-10 minutes. No anaesthetic or sedation is required
  • You do not need to have a full bladder. Your partner is welcome to sit with you during the transfer
  • A nurse will escort you to the treatment room and ask you to prepare as you would if you were having a cervical smear. We will ask you to confirm your full name and date of birth
  • We have a rigorous witnessing procedure that ensures that each stage of movement or use of egg, sperm or embryo(s) is witnessed by two members of staff
  • Our embryologist will tell you about the development and quality of your embryo(s) and the final decision will be made about the best number of embryos to transfer
  • The chance of any embryo implanting is dependent on a variety of factors including age, quality of embryos and any other relevant history (i.e. previous pregnancy). When making this decision we are balancing the chance of a pregnancy with the risks of a multiple pregnancy
  • We will also discuss any possible embryo storage with you.

After your embryo transfer

  • After your transfer you will meet with a nurse to discuss your next steps
  • If you have any concerns about activity levels or your medication in this next phase of your treatment be sure and discuss this in your meeting
  • The nurse will advise you when to do your pregnancy test (16 days after egg transfer) and give you a test kit
  • Please do not use commercial pregnancy tests as these are not as accurate and can be misleading
  • You will need to call us with the result on the day of your test
  • If your result is positive we will confirm what medication you should continue taking and arrange a pregnancy scan.

Our team approach to your treatment

Fertility treatment can be an emotional roller coaster. Before we start any treatment we will make sure that all the risks and side effects are fully discussed and all consent forms are signed and fully understood.

Our nursing team is largely responsible for your day-to-day care during throughout your treatment. We happy to answer your questions and to support any concerns you may have.

Note: This treatment does not qualify for the Price Promise below.

Ashley Hyde, Embryologist at Nuffield Health

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