Harley Street Fertility Clinic: Fertility care, ultrasound, andrology and gynaecology in London
Harley Street Fertility Clinic in London has a team of specialist consultants in the fields of fertility, gynaecology and urology, offering advice and treatments in all aspects of fertility, assisted conception, gynaecology, endoscopic surgery, and male infertility management.
Infertility and assisted reproduction treatments available at Harley Street Fertility Clinic
Fertility treatments represent the art and science of helping people have a baby. The staff at Harley Street Fertility provide comprehensive assistance to couples who are not able to conceive on their own.
Assistance ranges from simple methods, such as timing intercourse and inducing ovulation, all the way through to advanced techniques, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and donor sperm and eggs. The end goal of all these techniques is the same: your future baby.
This is the simplest form of assisted conception. Some assistance is provided in monitoring the follicular growth, ovulation and timing of the intercourse.
Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI)
Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI) is commonly known as artificial insemination. This has been in use for over 100 years. Artificial insemination includes intra-vaginal, intra-cervical and intra-uterine insemination. The first two procedures were used in the past, but IUI is the most commonly used procedure nowadays.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Conventional IVF is the name given to the original ‘test tube baby’ treatment method and involves mixing prepared sperm and eggs in a dish in the laboratory.
Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
This refers to a technique whereby a single sperm is injected into the egg. After the egg collection, the cumulus cells, which surround the egg, are removed. This is called stripping the egg for ICSI.
Frozen Embryo Replacement
The surplus embryos of a fresh cycle are frozen for future use if they are of good quality. If the fresh attempt is not successful the frozen embryos can be thawed and used for treatment. Even if the fresh treatment is successful, the frozen embryos can be used for having siblings for the successful IVF/ICSI babies.
Egg donation refers to a form of assisted conception treatment whereby another person’s eggs are used. The woman who donates the eggs is the donor; the woman who receives the embryos (fertilized eggs) is the recipient.
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This is a form of egg donation which is mutually beneficial to both parties. When an infertile couple can not afford the cost of IVF treatment, they share the eggs with another couple. The donor couple´s treatment is free.
This refers to a form of assisted conception treatment whereby another person’s sperm (not the male partner of the woman) is used.
Embryo donation refers to a process whereby already generated embryos are donated to an infertile couple/woman. The usual donors are couples who have undergone IVF treatment and completed their family.
Surrogacy refers to an arrangement when one woman carries a baby or babies for another woman/couple and hands over the baby after birth. This is called renting the womb. The couple who want the baby and start this arrangement are called the commissioning couple. The woman who carries the baby is called the surrogate or host.
Surgical Sperm Retrieval
Surgical sperm retrieval is a technique for collecting sperm from the epididymis or testis. There are two types of sperm retrieval: Percutaneous Epdidymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) and Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA).
Pre-implantation Genetic Screening
Pre-implantation genetic screening is a technique whereby the cell is taken from the embryo for checking the chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo.
Other treatments available at Harley Street Fertility Clinic
Gynaecology is a wide field covering the diagnosis and management of issues relating to the female reproductive system. The clinic offers state of the art gynaecological services to women who require treatment of conditions such as fibroids, ovarian cysts and endometriosis.
Treatments range from the simple, such as a semen analysis, to the advanced, such as micro-dissection testicular sperm extraction.
Ultrasonography or ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique used to visualise internal organs. It provides invaluable information in the diagnosis and treatment of fertility issues for men and women. Ultrasound scans are extremely useful in every step of the way in fertility treatments. Ultrasound scans also provide a definitive diagnosis of pregnancy. The Clinic offers state of the art ultrasound treatments, including a 3D/4D scan of your baby.