Cambridge IVF have become the first IVF clinic to as standard, freeze embryos to increase the chances of women becoming pregnant.
Cambridge IVF fertility clinic working alongside Addenbrooke’s Hospital, working with a group of 167 women between the age of 24 and 45 achieved a 61.8 per cent success rate compared to 40.6 per cent when using fresh embryos.
It shows a significant increase on the 36 per cent for using fresh embryos, according to the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) who provide independent fertility information and licenses to fertility clinics across the UK.
Stephen Harbottle, consultant embryologist at Cambridge IVF said: “As an NHS clinic our focus is on patient care and research rather than profit – just as it was when Louise Brown was born and the NHS was conceived.”
The clinic will offer the new freezing technique at an additional fee of only £245 per cycle to cover costs putting patient care and research rather than profit.