IUI, IVF, ICSI – whatever the reason that brings a woman, man or couple through our door at Bourn Hall they all share the same desire to be a parent coupled with the need for specialist fertility advice to help them achieve that goal.
We see many who, despite numerous hospital tests, don’t know why they are struggling to conceive (unexplained infertility) along with couples where one or both partners has a condition affecting their fertility such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, early menopause, blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm count to name just a few.
For each we prepare a personalised plan, here we explain some of the options such as IUI, IVF and ICSI that are available for treatment.
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March 16, 2018
FET baby is a miracle on so many levels
He was the only 1 to survive the thaw! read Toni's guest blog
February 27, 2018
How do you choose an embryo for IVF?
Embryo grading is a skilled job and benefits from experience
December 15, 2017
Fertility Blog to help you with your journey
Our Fertility Blog will keep you up to date with news, views, opinions and...
March 30, 2017
IVF success rates improved with 5 day blastocyst transfer
IVF success rates have improved over recent years and the increased use of blastocyst...
January 26, 2017
Test-tube baby goes back to where it began
'Bourn Hall baby' Ian Drake filmed an interview for his film course.
October 11, 2016
‘Super sperm’ from successful couple inspires IVF ‘gifting’ programme
Gifting fertility treatment in exchange for the donation of high-quality sperm
June 15, 2016
How to make a test-tube baby
A video about ‘How to make a test tube baby’ has won an international...
March 15, 2016
IVF injection tips and advice from our patients
We asked our patients on Facebook for their IVF injection tips and advice
March 14, 2016
IVF injection tips
Patients are offered a ‘drug teach’ where we talk through the medications and give...
May 1, 2015
IVF after ectopic pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy can cause the fallopian tube to rupture
November 19, 2014
Free IVF treatment for egg sharing or sperm donation
Free IVF treatment is available for those who choose to egg share or donate...
January 5, 2014
ACE and ICSI treatment for male infertility celebrate 21 years
A breakthrough in male infertility treatment came 21 years ago when the first baby...
March 28, 2013
Want to know more about IVF drugs?
IVF drugs play an important role in fertility treatment.
Thank you for these lovely photographs Sonja - what a cheeky little face.
Sonja writes: "Hello! I realised i had not sent in a picture of my Beautiful Bourn Boy! Ashton, born 1st Feb 2017 ... the most amazing, loving, cheeky and independent little boy who is the love of our lives. Booked in today for a consultation to give Ashton a little brother or sister! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Lovely against the odds story. Thank you for sharing xx
Hello! Finally getting round to introducing my little Bourn Hall baby Callum Robert Grant-Crawley, who was born on 28th March this year. He was from our second cycle and we’re over the moon that he arrived safely after my complications with Ashermans Syndrome (scar tissue in the uterus) made us think we wouldn’t ever have another child. His 6yr old brother is so excited to have a little brother, and who knows, maybe we might even have another in the future from one of the two frozen embryos we have left. 🤞🏻 Thanks to everyone at BH who helped our family expand. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Tanya and Brendon who completed the London Marathon. Tanya is a cancer survivor, the diagnosis came out of the blue and the couple froze their embryos ahead of chemo to give them the chance of having a family. Read their story on our Fertility Blog bit.ly/2GRpduM... See MoreSee Less
Delighted to hear good news from Nicci, she has had 'twins' several years apart.
She writes: "Dear All at Bourn Hall. Just to thank you once again for blessing us with our IVF baby girl no. 2. Isabelle was born a month early but is perfect in every way just like her big sister Gabriella. Isabelle was the result of a frozen embryo that was put into storage after We had Gabriella transferred back to me in May 2015. So created at the same time, but born 2.5 years apart. How amazing is science?! We can never thank you enough. 😊💗💗
Nicci had two miscarriages and three attempts at IVF before the couple had success with Gabriella. She told us how petrified she was having a scan.
“Every time I went to the toilet I was expecting to see blood. Every time I felt a twinge I thought ‘I’m losing the baby’. It didn’t help that I didn’t have any pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness.”
When they came for the 12-week scan, Nicci broke down crying, telling her husband she couldn’t face having the scan. “I was absolutely terrified – I froze,” Nicci says. “I had to take it step-by-step, with Laurie encouraging me all the way.
“During the scan I shut my eyes, I felt sick and my fists were clenched; it was terrible. The nurse went about her business and after a couple of minutes said, matter-of-factly, ‘Yes you’re pregnant; there are the arms, the legs and you can hear the baby’s heartbeat. Everything looks to be fine.’ To me it was just another step that we had come along the way. I still wouldn’t admit to myself that I was pregnant.”
Thank you Nicci for sharing your story - behind every Bourn Hall Baby there is a long journey. ... See MoreSee Less
Adrian was told as child he would never be a dad. It was so important to him that he warned Michelle before she even started going out with him. But as time ran out Michelle realised she didn't want to be an old lady regretting they hadn't investigated the options. Read their story on our Fertility Blog bit.ly/2JUnDsX... See MoreSee Less