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Better quality eggs, boosting success rates

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | 0 comments

SO HAPPY: Richard and Emma Bryant with baby Ellena, who is five weeks old.Unlike many fertility clinics, the Complete Fertility Centre tries to give patients mild stimulation, which means softer, shorter and much less stressful hormone treatments.

Rather than numerous hormone injections over a six-week period with the aim of producing the most eggs possible, mild stimulation involves fewer injections over a fortnight. And although fewer eggs are produced, the clinic believes these will be of a better quality, boosting success rates.

Julia Paget, senior embryologist, said: “It is very stressful to go through fertility treatment but we offer a shorter, less stressful option. Evidence shows it is better to have fewer eggs of a better quality, rather than push out as many eggs as possible, including bad ones.”

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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