In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment in Glasgow
At Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital you can rest assured that you will receive the best possible care, in a welcoming and comfortable environment. One of the assisted conception treatments we specialise in is In Vitro Fertilisation, more commonly known as IVF treatment. Read more…
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Why choose IVF treatment at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital?
At Nuffield Health Glasgow Fertility Services we believe everyone should have the opportunity to become a parent. The decision where to have your treatment can be a daunting one. Our exemplary fertility centre in Glasgow is renound for:
- 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 your IVF treatment at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital
Before you proceed with IVF treatment, you will need to book an initial consultation with one of our experts at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital to discuss your concerns and the other fertility treatments available. To book, please call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 0141 576 2752, or fill out a contact form above to find out more.
The cost of your IVF treatment
Your individual IVF treatment plan will be designed around your needs to give you the best chance of success. Until your consultant has fully assessed you it is difficult to give you an exact price. However our fertility team can provide you with a full price list by enquiring above.
Success of your IVF treatment
With one of the highest success rates in the country, we are the best placed to do everything we can to help you conceive a child. You can read about our success rates here.
A typical IVF cycle can be broken down into the following phases:
The female undergoes a treatment cycle where her own menstrual cycle is suppressed. Once this has been achieved the ovaries are then stimulated with gonadotrophin drugs to produce several eggs.
2. Egg retrieval
When the follicles in which the eggs are contained reach maturity, an injection will be given to allow the follicles to release the eggs. This is all timed accurately so that the eggs can be collected (usually under sedation or light general anaesthetic) using ultrasound guidance.
3. Fertilisation and culture
Once the eggs are retrieved they will be fertilised with a prepared sperm sample from the partner or sperm donor and incubated over night. The clinic will culture fertilised eggs (embryos) for several days depending on their development.
4. Embryo transfer and freezing
An appointment will be given to you to attend for the embryo transfer, usually on days two or three or days five or six after egg collection. Any embryos remaining in culture that are of suitable quality will be frozen (cryopreserved using vitrification) provided we receive your consent.
5. Pregnancy test
A pregnancy test will be carried out 11 to 14 days after embryo transfer; depending on which day the embryos were transferred. If your test is positive an early pregnancy scan will be carried out vaginally when you are between six and seven weeks pregnant. This is to check for an on-going pregnancy by checking the growth of the foetus and the heartbeat.
Time will have been spent with you before treatment starts to make certain that the risks and side effects of IVF are fully discussed and required consent forms are signed and fully understood.
Our specialist nursing team is largely responsible for your day-to-day care during this time.
We have a responsibility to help you understand the risks related to multiple pregnancies and there will be certain situations where we will recommend the transfer of one embryo - this is dependent on age and a combination of other factors. Our gold standard is one live healthy baby.
Fertility support from our team in Glasgow
Each person has a unique reaction to fertility treatment and their journey. It can be an emotional roller coaster and you may have feelings that range from disappointment and frustration to hope and excitement. It’s understandable but these feelings can be unpredictable and upsetting, and can cause tension in relationships.
Our dedicated Nuffield Health Glasgow Fertility Services team are here to support you throughout your IVF journey. Our team are trained and experienced in providing emotional support and we have specialist fertility counsellors who can work with you.
Note: This treatment does not qualify for the Price Promise below.
Fiona and Karen were supported by Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital to conceive their bouncy baby boy, Harris. Find out more about their story and contact us to see how we can support you in yours.