Here at TFP Fertility, we make families.
Whatever your situation or reason for seeking fertility treatment, we are here to help guide you through the process and create a plan as unique as you are.
IVF involves the fertilisation of eggs with sperm in a laboratory incubator. Eggs are collected from the womb using ultrasound guidance after a series of injections based around the woman’s cycle and personal care needs. Partner or donor sperm is then mixed with them to allow fertilisation to occur. The developing embryos are tracked, and up to five days later – depending on their progress – one or two embryos are transferred back to the woman with the aim of implantation and pregnancy.
IUI involves separating high-quality sperm from poorer quality sperm before injecting it directly into the womb to provide a better chance of pregnancy. IUI can also be used when a physical disability or psychosexual problem inhibits normal intercourse.
If the chances of success of IVF are low because the number of suitable sperm is too low, the eggs obtained following hormonal stimulation can be fertilised in the laboratory by means of microinjection using one sperm cell each. The resulting embryos are transferred to the uterus, just like in IVF.
As part of your consultation and diagnosis, our clinics perform a semen analysis. Male-centred issues such as blockages, reduced sperm production, a previous vasectomy or a failed vasectomy reversal can be overcome by carrying out collection via surgical sperm retrieval.
IVM is suitable for women who want to avoid the use of fertility drugs, often due to an existing medical condition. The main difference between IVF and IVM is that in IVM, immature eggs are collected and grown in a laboratory before being fertilised and inserted into the womb.
We know that one of the best indicators for a successful pregnancy is the age of the mother, or rather, her eggs. Vitrification technology means we can safely freeze eggs before storing them for later use. It’s worth noting that the eggs will be linked to a woman’s age when they were frozen, and pregnancy success rates will show a correlation. Additionally, we can also freeze sperm for fertility preservation, such as in cases of medical procedures.
Egg or sperm donation can be the only chance of a baby for thousands of people. However, using a donor is a major decision and should not be taken lightly. You should take your time to think about whether or not becoming a donor is the right decision for you
Harmony Testing is risk-free, non-invasive prenatal testing carried out after 10 weeks of pregnancy and consists of a blood test that analyses DNA from the foetus that circulates in the mother’s blood.
Unused embryos from your IVF treatment can be frozen for future use, depending on their quality, meaning that you don’t need to go through a potentially intensive egg collection cycle when you would like to try for a baby. These embryos can be used for future pregnancies, and recent studies have shown there is no difference in pregnancy rates between frozen and fresh embryos. In fact, a FET may have a higher success rate.
IVF and ICSI can be very successful treatment methods. However, some cycles don’t finish with successful implantation, even after a number of transfers with apparently good embryos. Also, sometimes a cycle achieves a conception, but the pregnancy doesn’t develop to term. If you’d like to talk about your options after an implantation failure or miscarriage, we’re here to help.
Vitrification involves much more rapid cooling than other less advanced methods of freezing, and it prevents ice crystals from forming. This preserves the quality of the cells and improves the chances of success when they are thawed.
Natural Cycle IVF is IVF treatment without the use of stimulation drugs. During the Natural Cycle IVF, only the follicles naturally formed during the menstrual cycle are used for treatment. In most cases, one follicle forms, and therefore, one egg is used for treatment.
The body’s hormones are fundamental to everyday life. Changes in their balance need careful management, whether it be due to a medical condition or a specific stage of life. Hormone Health’s range of expertise means they can offer appropriate advice and treatments for women throughout their lives.
Our aim is to provide you with fast access to your fertility status, allowing you to make an informed and empowered choice about your fertility options. We offer a complete range of infertility investigations undertaken by our fertility specialists.
We have partnered with The Natural Fertility Clinic to offer therapy for patients trying to conceive either naturally or via IVF, ICSI and IUI. It’s available at our site in Oxford, where we offer a dedicated, unique and comfortable environment for patients to undergo acupuncture and reflexology treatments that may enhance their chances of conception.
We can provide various levels of genetic screening during treatment, to help us select embryos with normal chromosomes that will have the best chance of developing into a healthy pregnancy. The pre-implantation genetic screening we offer is Next Generation Sequencing from embryo biopsy.
The EmbryoScope+ is a special incubator that has a 15 built-in cameras, capable of taking pictures of your embryo several times an hour. These pictures are then combined to create a time-lapse video showing the embryo’s development right up to the blastocyst stage.
As well as fertility-related treatments and services, we also offer additional services such as blastocyst culture, endometrial scratch and assisted hatching.