NURTURE has the highest pregnancy rates in the Midlands

April 23, 2009

NURTURE has maintained its position of achieving the highest clinical pregnancy rates the Midlands for the third consecutive year.

An impressive 60.8 per cent of patients 35 years of age and under became pregnant between July 2007 and June 2008 per embryo transfer. Whilst the rates have been extremely good for the last few years, these latest figures show NURTURE  is now the second most sucessful clinic for this age group in the UK.

During the same period 2006 to 2007, the live birth rate per embryo transfer increased to 47 per cent for women 35 years of age and under, again making NURTURE the top clinic in the Midlands, and third most successful in the UK for this age group.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the UK's independent regulator, has published the latest Clinical Pregnancy Rates from July 2007 to June 2008, and Live Birth Rates from July 2006 to June 2007, all of which are now available to view on their web site www.hfea.gov.uk

NURTURE's Clinical Director James Hopkisson said " At NURTURE we are all very pleased with the newly published IVF success rates, which place the unit as one of the top UK IVF centres. More importantly it shows that more couples and women in the East Midlands are getting their much longed for family. Approximately 50 per cent of the tretaments performed at NURTURE are funded by the National Health Service, and these pregnancy rates show that IVF is an effective treatment.

"At a time the East Midlands Primary Care Trusts are demanding single embryo transfer (SET) for all funded patients, it is important that IVF centres are in a position to offer the best evidenced-based and patient-centred care. Success can only really be assessed by the implantation rate of an embryo. NURTURE feels confident it can meet the challenge of SET, however the sucess rates will be lower next year per cycle started.

"However in response to this, more patients will be given the opportunity for blastocyst culture and frozen embryo replacement to keep over all pregnancy rates as high as possible. All of us at NURTURE look forward to meeting these challenges and helping those will fertility problems achieve their much cherished goal"