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New hope given to women struggling to conceive
Southampton researchers have found new insight into why some women have difficulty falling pregnant.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition affecting around 10 per cent of women and is associated with chronic abdominal pain, irregular periods, and lowered fertility.
In order to become pregnant a woman must produce a mature egg. Maturation occurs in fluid-filled structures called follicles in the ovary. The mature eggs are then released to become fertilised however eggs in women who have endometriosis are affected by a very hostile uterine environment that lowers fertility. It is assumed...
Expert fertility consultations, investigations and check-ups now in Bournemouth
To make your fertility assessment and treatment as easy as possible we now offer a satellite clinic service in Bournemouth.
Our expert fertility consultants, who are internationally renowned as pioneers and leaders in their field, are offering local, individual and convenient fertility consultations, investigations and fertility check-ups at the Strouden Park Medical Centre in Bournemouth.
People having difficulty conceiving in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas can benefit from having initial consultations, tests and scans at this local clinic before travelling to Southampton...
Pioneering Southampton General Hospital treatment offers fertility hope for cancer sufferers
Women of childbearing age diagnosed with cancer can have their fertility preserved through a pioneering procedure offered by specialists in Southampton.
Clinicians in the city are among the first in the country to carry out a new technique to remove and freeze ovarian tissue containing eggs to prevent them being damaged during cancer treatments.
Now leading experts hope the new method can trigger a wider rollout of fertility preservation for thousands of women and girls on the NHS.
Fertility preservation techniques are already available but they are not suitable for all women. Read more...
Dr Larisa Corda talks about fertility on This Morning
Dr Larisa Corda from Complete Fertility discusses why women should have children early on in life, the subject of today's phone-in.
This Morning Wednesday 29th June with Holly and Phillip.
Southampton fertility experts launch new service for cancer patients
Clinicians in Southampton are performing a new procedure which can help to preserve fertility in women with newly-diagnosed cancer.
It is known as ovarian tissue cryopreservation and involves removing and freezing healthy ovarian tissue containing eggs before the start of radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Both therapies can permanently damage the reproductive organs or cause premature menopause.
Once a patient has completed their course of treatment and is either in remission or of child-bearing age, the ovarian tissue strips are thawed.
Embryoscope™ technology now at Complete Fertility Centre
Time-lapse Embryoscope™ monitoring is now available to fertility treatment patients at Complete Fertility Centre as part of their treatment cycle.
The Embryoscope™ is a sophisticated incubator with a built in microscope and time-lapse camera which allows all the vital stages of embryo development to be monitored from the time of conception.
This highly-detailed information about an embryo’s development provides embryologists with enhanced data to identify the embryos with the highest potential for pregnancy.
Genetic test will tell if a woman will never get pregnant through IVF
A test which tells women if they are unlikely to get pregnant through IVF could spare years of heartache and the expense of costly procedures which will never work.
Doctors have been puzzled why some women still fail to conceive even when a healthy embryo is implanted through assisted fertility techniques.
But now they have discovered that women who never become pregnant carry a specific genetic ‘fingerprint’ in the womb which appears to hinder pregnancy.
'Natural' fertilisation device for IVF
A private UK fertility clinic is offering couples a new form of IVF treatment that lets conception occur in the womb rather than in the lab.
Doctors hope that making fertilisation more natural will mean healthier pregnancies.
The Complete Fertility clinic in Southampton is first in the UK to use the AneVivo device method.
It is a tiny tubular capsule that is loaded with the sperm and egg before being placed into the uterus.
Prof Nick Macklon, head of the clinic, insisted it was not a gimmick.
Ruth Wilde, Senior Fertility Counsellor at Complete, is appointed as a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
Congratulations to Ruth Wilde our Senior Fertility Counsellor who has been selected to join the HFEA as one of its twelve Authority members. The Authority members determine HFEA policies and review treatment and research licence applications. This is a public body ministerial appointment for three years, which Ruth will combine with her counselling work for Complete Fertility.
The HFEA is the UK’s independent regulator of treatment using eggs and sperm, and of treatment and research involving human embryos. They set standards for, and issue licences to, fertility clinics and research organisations.
New Consultant for Complete Fertility
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Mili Saran to the post of Consultant at Complete Fertility Centre.
“I am thrilled to have secured the post of Consultant at Complete Fertility Centre and to work as part of this dynamic multidisciplinary team. This exciting position offers the opportunity to provide first class individualised care for fertility patients to help make their goals a reality whilst also being involved in cutting edge research in the field of fertility” says Dr Mili Saran
Mili has been working at Complete Fertility Centre since July 2013 when she joined as a Senior Special Interest Training Fellow. As a new Consultant, Mili has a futuristic vision for fertility treatment. She is passionate about continuous improvement and service development.
IVF revolution that signals end of the 'test tube' baby era...by allowing fertilisation to occur inside a woman's body
An IVF breakthrough could signal the end of the 'test tube baby' by allowing fertilisation to occur inside a woman's body for the first time.
The development, to be offered within weeks to British couples having trouble conceiving, means the crucial first stage of embryo development can take place in the natural surroundings of the womb rather than in the laboratory – just as in normal conception.
The cutting-edge process involves inserting a device smaller than a matchstick, containing a mixture of sperm and eggs, into the woman's body. It is removed after 24 hours to allow doctors to assess which of the resulting embryos are healthy enough to be implanted in the hope of achieving a successful pregnancy.
‘Miracle baby feels like a dream’
As seven month-old Harry gurgles happily on his play mat, Victoria recalls the rollercoaster ride which brought her her miracle baby, a brother for 11-year-old Hannah.
Her fertility problems were caused by severe polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), diagnosed when she was a teenager.
She says: ‘It wasn’t until I was 22 I joined a new surgery and the nurse looked at my notes and said ‘you’ve got quite a bad case of PCOS. Why are you on the pill?
‘I said it was because I didn’t want to get pregnant and she simply replied “but you can’t have children”.
Infertile mothers who use donor eggs DO pass their DNA to their children
It has been hailed as 'an amazing discovery' by Nick Macklon, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Southampton.
Scientists have discovered that infertile women who are forced to use donor eggs do still pass their own DNA to their child.
It has been hailed as 'an amazing discovery' by Nick Macklon, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Southampton.
It was previously believed that the fertilised egg used to make the embryo only had DNA from the father and donor mother.
A day in the life of a fertility counsellor
I arrive at the clinic after driving into work. Most of the other staff will have been there since 8am, so when I get in the nurses are already busy scanning patients and there are egg collections going on as well.
I’ll check in on our donor co-ordinator to see how her diary is looking for the day, and to enquire as to whether there is anything particular I need to know about any of the patients or donors who are coming through.
My station at the centre is with the nurses in their office, so when I arrive I have a chance to catch up with them. In between answering phone calls from patients, they’ll update me on any news or pregnancy test results, and if a patient I’ve been working with has had a failed cycle, I will...
Open evening for women considering donating or sharing their eggs
Complete Fertility Centre is holding its first open evening specifically for women who are thinking of becoming an egg donor or sharing their eggs if they need IVF themselves.
In the UK there is an increasing number of women who need donor eggs in order to conceive and a shortage of donors.
Donated eggs are offered to women suffering premature menopause, those whose egg quality is poor or who do not have any eggs, women who are infertile following cancer treatment or have a genetic condition they do not want to pass on to their offspring, those with declining ovarian function due to age or an unknown cause of infertility...
What’s next for the world’s 5 million IVF babies?
Studying 20 years’ worth of data is helping scientists to understand the long-term health effects of IVF – and how to improve its success rate and safety.
When in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) began in 1978, some scientists were worried that the babies born as a result of it might suffer birth defects and health problems.
Intensive research in the early years, and a thriving population that has now grown to more than 5 million IVF children worldwide, have reassured scientists, but they have not stopped studying and trying to improve the process...
New top fertility clinic offers local fertility consultations
People in West Sussex and East Hampshire who are having difficulty conceiving will benefit from a new clinic opening in Bosham that will offer consultations, preliminary fertility investigations and fertility check ups, locally.
Dr Hannah Davies, a local GP who works at Langley House Surgery in Chichester and also the Bosham Branch Surgery, will be working alongside top fertility experts from Complete Fertility Centre Southampton...
Fertility experts discover most women support egg freezing treatment
Complete Fertility presented findings at ESHRE of a pioneering study conducted by Dr Camille Lallemant and her team at Complete Fertility that s howed that most women support egg freezing treatment.
99.4% of respondents considered egg freezing acceptable for medical reasons, such as before the start of cancer treatment and 89.1% considered it acceptable in order to delay the start of their family until social and domestic circumstances were more appropriate.
The researchers also found women were more concerned with their biological clock than their careers, with being under 35 years old, not having a partner by that age, childlessness and a history of infertility cited as reasons women might want to consider egg freezing.
Donor Conception Information Evening a success
Our Donor Conception Information Evening on Monday 2nd June proved to be a great success with many attendees and lots of positive feedback.
Guest speaker Olivia Montuschi, a Founder Member of the Donor Conception Network, together with 3 other parents of donor-conceived children talked about their personal stories and their feelings and experiences.
University of Southampton to study if 'Mediterranean diet' could help couples using IVF
Scientists in Southampton are launching a trial to establish whether a Mediterranean diet could help boost the fertility of couples undergoing IVF.
Fertility experts in the city are examining the use of omega-3 fish oil and vitamin D in diets taken six weeks prior to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment - known as the preconception period.
Daily Echo March 2014
Team Complete run for Sports Relief
Congratulations to Team Complete who ran 6 miles each, and collectively 60 miles, on Sunday 23rd March for Sports Relief 2104 in Southampton.
10 members of the team (Jane, Anne, Denise, Taryn, Dawn, Victoria, Julie, Mukhri, Hammed and Mili) challenged themselves and completed the course to raise funds for this worthy cause and help change lives both here in the UK and abroad.
Check-ups to help couples take charge of fertility
In a bid to give couples the very best chance at becoming parents, the Complete Fertility Centre is offering ten per cent off fertility checks in January.
Daily Echo January 2014
New Year fertility check 10% discount
Take control of your fertility health this New Year and benefit from 10% off our fertility check up during January and February 2014.
Complete Fertility Centre is a leading infertility centre on the South Coast, investigating and treating reproductive health issues to give people the very best chance of having a baby.
With the start of the New Year you may decide to start trying for a baby. It can be daunting to embark on a journey towards conception without knowing your chances or if you might need assistance and couples often use up valuable time trying on their own when they actually need help.
New Consultant joins the team with a special interest in male subfertility
Complete Fertility Centre continues to develop and expand its offering of skilled specialists and is delighted to welcome Mr Rowland Rees, Consultant Urologist, who has a special interest in the investigation and management of male subfertility.
Mr Rees joins Complete Fertility to provide a specialist clinic for couples where there is a significant male fertility issue. This clinic will focus on fully investigating men who have abnormal sperm counts and look for issues such as tubal blockages, hormonal problems or lifestyle factors. A significant percentage of these male infertility problems can be optimised and treated to negate the need for sperm retrieval procedures or donor sperm.
Mr Rees is also a trained micro-surgeon specialising in surgical reconstruction of the genital tract where there are obstructions, such as congenital anomalies, post-infective obstruction, or following previous vasectomy.
Another area of interest is the improvement of sperm retrieval rates in non-obstructive azoospermia (where there is no sperm in the ejaculate). Using detailed investigations and careful surgery many centres worldwide have significantly improved the rate of sperm retrieval for men who would once have been told there was no hope.
Mr Rees says; “Azoospermic men are still being told to give up on fathering a child after a negative simple biopsy. However, we now know that, by deeper and further examination of spermatogenesis (the production and development of mature spermatozoa) and new sperm retrieval techniques, many more men can father their own children. There are excellent results’ coming from our US colleagues and it is our obligation to give these men a more thorough exploration.”
Microdissection techniques allow men with what seems like poor prognostic factors to have healthy sperm retrieved. They have achieved a sperm retrieval rate of over a 50% in men with Klinefelter’s syndrome, who have an extra X chromosome.
Mr Rees continues; “My objective is to raise the game in the management of male infertility to give men the best chance possible of having their own child.”
Mr Rees will complement the expert fertility team at Complete Fertility. He brings a wealth of experience in male subfertility whilst also sharing the values of the Complete Fertility Centre; to understand a patient’s deep wish for a child and to make that wish a reality using the latest proven techniques and working in partnership with all patients. The underpinning success of Complete Fertility is its personalised approach to patient care together with cutting edge evidence-based assisted conception techniques delivered by specialists in their field.
Infertility Awareness and Complete Fertility's Infertility Support Group
National Infertility Awareness Week sees the launch of a new Infertility Support Group – and also a Great Cake Bake – in Southampton.
A new Infertility Support Group is meeting on October 28, during Infertility Awareness Week, at the Complete Fertility Centre in Southampton.
Daily Echo October 2013
The media's role in breakthroughs in fertility
Professor Macklon discusses the media's role in breakthroughs in fertility. In this article in the BMJ he says "Journalistic enthusiasm for 'new breakthroughs' which ignores the lack of evidence of benefit opens infertile couples to exploitation."
BMJ October 2013
National Infertility Awareness Week sees launch of new Infertility Support Group and Great Cake Bake in Southampton
A new Infertility Support Group is meeting for the first time on Monday 28th October 2013, during National Infertility Awareness Week, at the Complete Fertility Centre Southampton.
Staff are really excited to be supporting the Great Cake Bake as part of the national Infertility Awareness Week and will bake cupcakes for new members of this support group to enjoy at their first session as well as selling them in the Centre throughout the week. The money raised will be used to support the 3.5 million people suffering from some sort of infertility who are struggling to conceive.
The new support group has been set up to bring together anyone currently experiencing infertility who would like to meet with others, to share information and experiences and for mutual support and understanding.
Everyone who is affected by infertility is welcome to join the group irrespective of the stage they are at in their infertility journey and their sexuality, including heterosexual and same sex couples, men and women, whether currently single or in a relationship. In fact men are particularly encouraged to come along and offer support to each other in breakout groups within the meeting.
Southampton’s Infertility Support Group will meet on the last Monday evening of each month at the Complete Fertility Centre Southampton. The group is free to attend and is run by Ruth Wilde, Fertility Counsellor and Patient Coordinator, Louise Burton and often guest speakers will be invited.
Ruth Wilde, Counsellor and Infertility Support Group Facilitator said: “Patient support groups can be invaluable to many people going through infertility. This group will offer the chance to talk to others who are also going through infertility, to share feelings and experiences, with members supporting each other on this rollercoaster journey. We hope to remove the feeling of isolation that infertility can bring by offering an informal forum where discussions with people who really understand infertility and its emotional impact can be had in a supportive environment.
She continued “It is important to raise the level of understanding about infertility whilst encouraging people to think about their own fertility. The staff at the Complete Fertility Centre have really got behind the INUK’s Great Cake Bake and are looking forward to a week of eating and selling cakes whilst raising money to provide people with the right help, information and support they need throughout the difficult journey to possible parenthood.”
Professor Nick Macklon speaking event and Women's Hour
Professor Nick Macklon talked at the Progress Educational Trust debate on Wednesday 25th September on the topic of:
Hype, Hope and Headlines: How Should Breakthroughs in Fertility Treatment Be Reported? Click here for more details.
He also discussed these issues on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour on Wednesday 25th September.
Embryo 'chatter' clues to fertility
The "chemical chatter" that determines whether an embryo can implant in the womb has been detailed by scientists.
It is important for the lining of the womb to know if an embryo is healthy before allowing it to implant, but how this is done was unclear.
A study by the universities of Southampton and Warwick has shown the amount of a chemical, trypsin, helps determine whether an embryo implants.
It is hoped the discovery will lead to new fertility treatments.
When a sperm fertilises an egg and begins to divide and grow, the process does not always go smoothly.
"A lot of embryos have chromosomal abnormalities so there must be a mechanism to stop a pregnancy," fertility scientist Prof Nick Macklon told the BBC.
BBC News September 2013
'Crucial' new recurrent miscarriage insight
Fertility scientists say they have made a "crucial breakthrough" in understanding why some women have repeated miscarriages.
There has been debate about whether giving steroids would help women who have lost multiple pregnancies…
"I think this is a crucial breakthrough in the understanding of recurrent miscarriage, it's the gateway to the clinical trial.”
Prof Nick Macklon - University of Southampton
BBC News September 2013
Fertility experts say night shift workers 'more likely to suffer miscarriages'
Fertility experts at Southampton's teaching hospitals have discovered women who work night shifts are at greater risk of suffering miscarriages than those who work regular office hours.
The research, led by Professor Ying Cheong of the University of Southampton, also found those who work alternate and changing shifts - not just nights - are more likely to take longer to conceive a child and suffer from menstrual disruption.
The team, based at the Princess Anne Hospital, assessed the impact of non-standard working schedules, which included night and mixed shifts, on the reproductive outcomes of 119,345 women.
They found almost a third of women (29%) who worked night shifts only had an increased rate of miscarriage, while a similar number (22%) who worked alternate or changing shifts suffered menstrual disruption, which can cause fertility problems.
Additionally, shift workers had an 80% increased rate of subfertility, which is the term used to describe prolonged inability to conceive.
"Many women work and we already know that working shifts is a risk factor for health and social wellbeing as shift workers adopt poor sleep hygiene, suffer sleep deprivation and develop activity levels that are desynchronised from their daily routine," explained Dr Stocker, who is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Princess Anne Hospital.
"But the adverse health impacts of shift work in early reproductive function is a new, additional finding and it provides strong initial evidence that women who are trying to conceive would benefit from assessing their work patterns."
Professor Ying Cheong, Clinical director of the Princess Anne Hospital's Complete Fertility Centre Southampton and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton, added: "Our findings may have implications for women attempting to become pregnant as well as employers.
"But women will want to know how they can enhance their reproductive potential, not just decrease their risk of fertility problems, so we are now looking to discover the medical explanation for this in order to improve outcomes."
The study, conducted in partnership with Dr Susan Bewley at King's College London, and Professor Macklon of Southampton University was presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on Tuesday 9th July 2013.
It’s your ovarian age that really matters, not your actual age
A woman’s lifestyle may play a larger part than her age when it comes to fertility.
The Sun July 2013
Listening to your biological clock
Most of us plan to have children. Some of us are lucky to have the families we have dreamt of without the need for medical help but for many…
Isle of Wight County Press June 2013
New partnership means wider treatment options for fertility patients
People who want to have children are benefitting from a new partnership between fertility experts in Southampton and Portsmouth.
This collaboration between Complete Fertility Centre Southampton and Portsmouth Fertility Centre brings together leading specialists in fertility medicine and embryology across the two sites - allowing patients access to a broader range of treatment options.
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UHS Journal, June 2013
Complete Fertility Centre launches mobile website
Mobile internet is booming. The UK has one of the highest penetration levels of smart phones in the world. As more people are choosing smart phones and tablets as a primary internet device Complete Fertility Centre has just launched a mobile-friendly website for its online visitors.
While most Fertility Centres in the UK have traditional websites, trying to access them with a mobile device can be timely and frustrating as they are usually extremely slow to load and difficult if not impossible to read.
Mobile websites are designed specifically for smart phones and tablets and as such users benefit from a much improved experience.
Complete Fertility Centre’s mobile website offers its visitors optimal download speeds without waiting allowing more time for browsing; effortless onscreen reading without the need to zoom in to read online text and out to navigate around the site; navigation buttons for use with fingers not a mouse or keyboard; a dropdown menu of options and a search box at the top of the page for ease of navigation around the site and request forms that can be completed quickly and simply on a mobile device.
Professor Nick Macklon, Medical Director of the Complete Fertility Centre “Our patients are always at the forefront of everything we do and with our mobile traffic growing rapidly it is important that we respond to this and give current and new visitors a seamless and convenient way to connect with our Centre.
Visitors to our mobile-friendly website can access all of the online features available on the traditional website directly from the privacy of their mobile phone wherever they happen to be. They can easily find information on our treatments and services, fertility advice, success results, prices and past patient testimonials as well as being able to request an appointment, a brochure and to book onto our Open Evenings.”
Professor Macklon discussing women's biological clock
Professor Nick Macklon, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical Director of Complete Fertility talks about how the biological clock affects women's fertility and what we can do to help women in the decisions they face about when to try for a family.
Radio Unity 101 April 2013
Clinic offering couples chance for a ‘fertility MOT’
A Hampshire fertility clinic has revealed it has a pioneering method to avoid the devastation couples face when they are unable to have children.
It comes after statistics released this week show the number of people having difficulties starting a family has risen dramatically to one in six couples.
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Daily Echo February 2013
Egg donation, what's it all about
Mr Nick Brook discusses egg donation in Baby Hampshire magazine.
Baby Hampshire November 2012
Super-fertility offers clue to recurrent miscarriage
"Super-fertility" may explain why some women have multiple miscarriages, according to a team of doctors.
They say the wombs of some women are too good at letting embryos implant, even those of poor quality which should be rejected.
BBC News August 2012
Recurrent miscarriage 'caused by super-fertility'
They have found some women who repeatedly lose their babies early in pregnancy, do so because they are too good at letting imperfect embryos implant in the uterus.
Professor Nick Macklon, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, said many women who suffered repeated miscarriage “feel guilty that they are simply rejecting their pregnancy”.
The Telegraph August 2012
Complete Fertility is first in the UK to benefit from the latest lab solution
The Embryology team at Complete Fertility are thrilled to be the first UK Fertility Centre to use the latest CellCura ART Lab Solution that combines all the steps in the IVF process into one integrated workplace. More...
Medics in Southampton perform pioneering surgery on cancer girls
Medics in Southampton are performing a pioneering procedure that offers new hope to cancer patients who feared their treatment would end any chances of having a family.
For the first time in Hampshire, young girls and babies faced with the devastating diagnosis can have their fertility saved before undergoing treatment. Continue reading...
Daily Echo June 2012
Without a donor our daughter would not be here
After years of trying for a baby Janine and James Gibbins were on the verge of giving up but they were finally successful – thanks to a sperm donor.
As they snuggle up to their newborn baby they still find it hard to believe that their dreams of becoming parents have finally come true.
For years they struggled to fall pregnant and after three failed cycles of fertility treatment, Janine and James Gibbins feared that they may never hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet.
But thanks to the selfless act of generous sperm donors, the Gibbins from Hampshire have avoided that heartache and given birth to the baby they had longed for. Continue reading...
Daily Echo May 2012
Fertility expert's freezing technique offers hope for cancer patients
Experts in Southampton are performing a new procedure to help keep newly-diagnosed cancer patients fertile after undergoing treatment.
Consultant gynaecologist Dr Kirsten Schmidt, who has recently joined Complete Fertility Centre, Princess Anne Hospital, pioneered the technique, known as ovarian cryopreservation. More...
Fertility check news
Here at Complete Fertility we understand that you may be wondering about your fertility health and would like to monitor your fertility levels to support your family planning.
Our fertility check can be done individually or as a couple to evaluate your fertility. For women we gather information from a lifestyle and health questionnaire, an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) blood test and an ultrasound. A consultant explains the results and their implications during your visit. For couples we also incorporate a semen analysis. More…
Egg and sperm donation news update:
These new fees better compensate this truly honourable and valuable act of donors who are helping women and couples, unable to conceive, to achieve the gift of life.
Princess Anne fertility service given go ahead to treat NHS patients
The Complete Fertility Centre based at Princess Anne Hospital is now able to offer couples who live in the south central catchment area one NHS funded cycle of IVF or ICSI. This includes ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilisation and implantation, and appropriate diagnostic tests, scans and pharmacological therapy.
Professor Macklon, consultant in obstetric gynaecology at UHS and medical director at Complete Fertility, said: "It is great news that patients living in the neighbouring community can now benefit from NHS funded treatments. The centre offers a wide range of services that will now be available to many more people who are struggling to conceive."
Congratulations! It's a girl!
All of us at Complete Fertility would like to wish our latest arrival all the best for a wonderful life ahead.
Her proud parents had this to say about their experience of Complete Fertility:
"Thank you so much for our little miracle we are so very pleased, excited and relieved that everyone's hard work has resulted in our beautiful daughter, what a great team, we can’t thank you enough!!"
Emma and Richard
Emma and Richard's IVF story
She is their little miracle that they feared they would never have.
For five long years Emma and Richard Bryant yearned for a little brother or sister for their seven-year-old daughter Imogen. Continue reading...
The Daily Echo January 2012
Professor Nick Macklon and Julia Paget discussing current issues in fertility
Steve Mullane from Hospital Radio hosts a programme with Nick Macklon, Professor, Consultant in Obstrectic gynaecology and Medical director of Complete Fertility centre to talk about Fertility centre and its services. Listen again...
Radio Unity 101 December 2011
New test to help millions of women
Surgeons and scientists in Southampton have pioneered a test that could revolutionise diagnosis of early-stage endometriosis which affects millions of women in the country. Continue reading...
The Daily Echo September 2011
Stopping smoking when already pregnant can boost baby's health
Babies born to mothers who stop smoking in early pregnancy are similar weight to those born to mothers who never smoked. Continue reading...
The Guardian July 2011
'Patient-friendly' IVF centre opens
A new fertility centre is the first in the UK to focus on 'patient-friendly' IVF and the health of mothers-to-be to help improve conception rates, a hospital trust said today. Continue reading...
The Independent May 2011