The Beginnings Assisted Conception Unit strives to be a centre of excellence providing high quality assisted conception treatments to both NHS funded and self funding patients.
We offer a wide range of assisted conception treatments including:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): IVF involves the fertilisation of an egg with sperm in a laboratory setting. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the woman's uterus. IVF is suitable for various infertility causes, including blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm count, advanced maternal age, or unexplained infertility.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): ICSI is a technique used in conjunction with IVF. It involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg to facilitate fertilisation. ICSI is typically recommended when there are severe male fertility issues, such as low sperm count or poor sperm motility.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT): PGT is a procedure performed during IVF to screen embryos for genetic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities. It helps select the healthiest embryos for transfer, reducing the risk of certain genetic conditions or miscarriages.
Our team will help you explore your treatment wishes, design an individualized treatment that best suits your health and treatment needs, and offer support at every step of the way. We support patient through the assisted conception treatment journey as follows:
Initial Evaluation: The first step in IVF is an initial evaluation with a fertility specialist. During this appointment, your medical history, lifestyle factors, and any previous fertility treatments will be discussed. You may undergo various diagnostic tests, such as blood work, ultrasound, and semen analysis, to assess your reproductive health.
Post-embryo transfer care and Pregnancy Test: Approximately 2 weeks after the embryo transfer, a blood test is performed to check for pregnancy. If the test is positive, an appointment will be made for a transvaginal ultrasound scan to check the viability of the pregnancy.
If the test is negative, your fertility specialist will discuss further options and alternatives with you.
It's important to note that the IVF process can vary from person to person, and your fertility specialist will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. They will guide you through each step of the process, address any concerns you may have, and provide emotional support throughout your IVF journey.
Remember, the success rates of IVF can vary depending on factors such as age, overall health, and the specific fertility issues being addressed. Your fertility specialist will provide you with personalised information regarding your chances of success based on your individual circumstances.
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Beginnings Assisted Conception Unit
Block E, St Helier Hospital NHS Trust
SM5 1AA UK
Patient pathway coordinator:
+44 208 296 3861
Reception: +44 208 296 3860
+44 20 8296 3862
Mon-Fri: 8:00 -16:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00 (Limited Embryology)