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Treatments at the LWC Cardiff

We provide a full range of fertility treatments and services to patients in Wales and Bristol. Our leading success rates are thanks to something we call Precision Embryology, where we use the latest techniques to give you the best chance of a successful IVF outcome. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Our LWC Clinics have the highest success rates in Wales 

London Women’s Clinic Wales and Bristol is one of the most established and successful clinics in the country since it formed in Swansea in 1993. The main laboratory moved to Cardiff in 2012 and we further expanded into Bristol in 2016 with a new satellite centre. We also have the longest running preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) service in Wales and the South West.

According to the latest HFEA verified data, we have consistently been the best performing clinic for babies born following IVF/ICSI. This data shows the chance of success from all fresh and frozen embryo transfers within two years of one egg collection. Our precision embryology approach and quality of service has led to a high cumulative live birth rate as demonstrated by these figures

Clinic

Live birth per embryo transfer; under 35s

National Average

41%

LWC Wales & Bristol

41%

WFI Neath Port Talbot

37%

CRGW

37%

WFI Cardiff

33%

Verified live birth rates are available from the HFEA website. Please note that success rates have limitations as the basis for comparison and personal choice. Further advice on what to look for in a clinic can be found here.   

 

At LWC Wales & Bristol, we personalise the number of embryos transferred to your own treatment plan.

Success rates by treatment type

Under 35

Live birth rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - December 2018 (152 transfers performed)

National average 34%

35-37

Live birth rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - December 2018 (76 transfers performed)

National average 25%

38-39

Live birth rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - December 2018 (52 transfers performed)

National average 18%

40-42

Live birth rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - December 2018 (46 transfers performed)

National average 11%

Under 35

Live birth rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - December 2018 (119 transfers performed)

National average 30%

35-37

Live birth rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - December 2018 (45 transfers performed)

National average 25%

38-39

Live birth rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - December 2018 (14 transfers performed)

National average 19%

Under 35 Stimulated Cycle

Live birth rate per cycle

January 2018 - December 2018 (27 cycles performed)

National average 19%

Under 35 Natural Cycle

Live birth rate per cycle

January 2018 - December 2018 (29 cycles performed)

National average 17%

All ages Stimulated Cycle

Live birth rate per cycle

January 2018 - December 2018 (58 cycles performed)

National average 15%

All ages Natural Cycle

Live birth rate per cycle

January 2018 - December 2018 (50 cycles performed)

National average 13%

 

Age

Livebirth per embryo transferred (IVF/ICSI) Fresh embryos (own eggs, 2018)

Livebirth per embryo transferred (IVF/ICSI) Frozen embryos (own eggs, 2018)

HFEA National average (Fresh embryos)

HFEA National average (Frozen embryos)

<35

35 (67/191)

33 (49/148)

34

30

35-37

18 (18/98)

40 (19/48)

25

25

38-39

17 (12/72)

24 (4/17)

18

19

40-42

11 (8/77)

** too few

10

n/a

3,500

Healthy IVF babies born since 1995

25 years

of fertility excellence in Wales and the South West

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44%

IVF success rate
for under 35s

 

 

 

 

Our team is dedicated to
helping you have a healthy baby

 

Meet some of the LWC Cardiff Team

With over twenty years experience in the fertility industry, our team of specialists, nurses and front of house staff will assist you at each step of your journey with us.

Anne Fisher, Nurse Manager

Anne has been with us at the LWC in Swansea since 2003. She qualified as a state enrolled nurse in 1981 and gained experience on a gynaecology ward. She’s worked in intensive care for 6 years, as a member of the critical care team, and completed an anaesthetic and gynaecology course. She’s also worked at the Chelsea Hospital for Women and Queen Charlotte's Hospital.

Dr Hemlata Thackare, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

Dr Thackare completed her clinical research fellowships in reproductive medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the London Fertility Centre and The Cromwell IVF Unit, Swansea. She has a special interest in endometrial factors in implantation and polycystic ovarian syndrome and received ‘The Best Young Scientist’ award by the British Fertility Society in 2004. She joined the LWC in 2007 and is the Person Responsible to the HFEA for LWC Cardiff. She says: 'The London Women’s Clinic has been a groundbreaker on issues such as treating same-sex couples and egg sharing. I am proud to lead a very dynamic and caring team in Cardiff.'

Dr Janet Evans, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

Dr Evans came to Cardiff in 1972 as a medical student and on qualification specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. After spending a year in Austria in 1985 working in one of the world’s pioneering IVF centres, she came home to set up IVF in Cardiff in 1987. In 1991 Dr Evans became a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Llandough Cardiff, whilst continuing her fertility specialist interest and research at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW). In 2005 she became Director of IVF Wales in Cardiff and Person Responsible to the HFEA, she was also Clinical Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UHW and LLandough. Dr Janet Evans now consults for the London Women’s clinic and is also director of a new MSc course at the University of South Wales in Reproductive and Sexual Health.

Peter Sprober, Deputy Laboratory Manager

Peter joined the LWC in Wales in 2011, having previously worked as a senior embryologist and laboratory manager at the Kaali Institute in Szeged, Hungary. He has over 15 years’ of experience working the field of embryology and is particularly interested in time-lapse analysis and embryo biopsy.

Ellie Cook, Clinic & Patient Care Coordinator

Ellie joined the team in January 2018 as our Clinic Administrator, after working in Customer Care in Financial Services for 15 years. She is based in our Bristol clinic but will be on hand to answer any queries you may have and will guide you through each stage of your treatment journey.

Dr Chandra Kailasam, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine

Dr Kailasam is a highly experienced Consultant in Reproductive Medicine who cares for patients at both our Cardiff and Bristol clinics. He has worked as a specialist in Reproductive Medicine and taught at the University of Bristol for more than 20 years, during which time he has published several research papers. In 2016 he received an award from the British Fertility Society for his research work. Dr Kailasam specialises in IVF and in Fertility Preservation for patients facing cancer treatment.

Dr Helen Priddle, Laboratory Manager

After 14 years of academic research and lecturing in the highly competitive field of embryonic stem cells, Helen embarked on a career as an embryologist in 2006. Her former experience provided an in depth perspective of the molecular development of human embryos and established her as a respected Clinical Scientist. From 2013 to 2019 Helen was an integral part of the Association for Clinical Embryologists, helping to establish the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists. Shortly after she was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. She is an international speaker and publishes in respected journals, and her passion lies in maximising quality in outcomes and patient care.

Stephanie O’Kelly, Senior Business Coordinator

Steph joined London Women’s Clinic in October 2018, after working in sales and operational management roles for 6 years. Her work involves managing service development and improvement, and engaging with all staff to make sure our clinics are friendly, welcoming, and comfortable places. Steph is especially interested in the impact of service excellence in healthcare and focuses primarily on ensuring patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Rebecca Wozencraft, Fertility Nurse

Rebecca joined London Women’s Clinic in 2020. She trained as an Adult Nurse at the University of Manchester and following graduation, worked for 12 months on a Trauma and Orthopaedic ward. Rebecca particularly enjoys engaging with people and ensuring that patients feel comfortable and at ease during their treatment with us. Rebecca is passionate about providing high quality care and positive patient experiences.

Samantha Thomas, Fertility Nurse

Before joining London Women’s Clinic in September 2021, Sam previously worked as a Midwife within Cardiff and Vale Health board, providing midwifery care to women and their families in both hospital and community settings. Prior to undertaking midwifery training, Sam worked as an operational manager for 12 years within a large insurance company. Sam strongly believes in providing excellent patient care, teamwork, and creating a positive working environment.

Jacqueline Sage, Healthcare Assistant & Clinical Administrator

Jacqueline joined London Women’s Clinic in August 2021. Prior to joining us, Jacqueline worked as a phlebotomist and phlebotomy trainer at University Hospital of Wales for 13 and a half years. Jacqueline prides herself on delivering outstanding patient care, and supporting patients undergoing procedures by making sure they feel comfortable and at ease. Jacqueline assists our doctors in the smooth running of the operating theatre and provides clinical support to the nursing team.

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Cardiff

15 Windsor Place
Cardiff
CF10 3BY

02920 236 301

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