Donor insemination is a method of conception using a registered donor’s sperm.
For couples undergoing IVF or ICSI treatment we will need to manually collect eggs produced by your ovaries.
You can use donated eggs if you do not have any eggs of your own or they are very low in numbers. Donated eggs are fertilised in our specialist laboratory with your partner’s sperm, then transferred to you.
For some couples egg sharing is an option which can allow them to help another couple who cannot produce their own eggs whilst receiving fertility treatment themselves.
Our assisted conception experts can advise you on the storage of embryos for future treatment cycles.
In the days following your egg collection our embryologist will keep you informed about the timing of your embryo transfer.
At Nuffield Health we are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art treatment using the latest technology for increasing chances of having a family.
Endometrial Scratch (ES) is sometimes offer to patients who have experienced multiple failed IVF / ICSI cycles, despite having good quality embryos transferred.
Many assisted conception patients can now benefit from extended culture and blastocyst transfer.
Family planning allows you to choose if and when you want to become pregnant. There are also permanent methods to prevent you from becoming pregnant.
If you choose to store embryos you may be able to undergo more cycles using these embryos. Treatments are usually carried out during your natural cycle or a hormonally induced cycle.
IVF is the most well-known fertility treatment and can be recommended for couples having difficulty conceiving, for single-ladies and for same-sex couples all wanting to have a family.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an IVF technique carried out in a laboratory where a single sperm is injected directly into an egg.
Intrauterine insemination is a fertility treatment that involves inserting sperm into the patient's womb.
If you have irregular cycles or there is no evidence of ovulation (releasing an egg) your consultant may recommend ovulation induction.
There is an increasing demand for treatment using sperm donation and a supply shortage in the UK.
Men who have a problem producing a semen sample on the day of egg collection or who have had a procedure or illness that may impact the production of semen may opt for sperm freezing.
Surgical sperm retrieval is usually performed as a day case. The type of procedure will depend on the medical reason for lack of sperm production.