For many of us, starting a family is important. However, it's not always easy. In vitro fertilisation, better known as IVF, gives a lifeline of hope to couples who have so far been unable to have a child. For same-sex couples, it raises the question of which partner will be the baby's biological parent. Reciprocal IVF is one option that allows two female partners to share in the process of having a child, with one partner providing the genes and the other carrying the embryo. Fertility Specialist Dr Malini Uppal explains.
Many people will currently be considering IVF treatment in the UK in order to expand their families and have the children they’ve always wanted. But how does IVF work, exactly? How long will the procedure take? These are questions we’re often asked at GENNET City Fertility, and we have put together this expert guide on IVF treatment to help provide some of the answers.
When planning a cycle of IVF, it’s only natural to worry about how it will affect your budget. But how much does IVF actually cost in the UK? Knowing this may give you more peace of mind and the chance to settle your finances before you prepare for any medical treatment and a potential new arrival afterwards.
On Saturday 31 October the Prime Minister announced a second lockdown in England beginning, subject to Parliamentary approval, on Thursday 5 November. Patients considering or going through something so emotionally challenging such as fertility treatment are now understandably anxious. We have therefore issued the following statement.