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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 and Bristol

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 Births per egg collection (% <38 years 2015-2017)
LWC Wales and Bristol 51%
CARE Bath 50%
Oxford Fertility 49%
National Average 44%
CRGW 43%
Ocean Suite (Plymouth) 43%
BCRM 42%
Salisbury 34%
WFI Cardiff 31%
Exeter 31%
Neath and Port Talbot 30%

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

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Oct 2018-Sep 2019)

Based on 137 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 37%

 

35-37

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Oct 2018-Sep 2019)

Based on 85 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 28%

38-39

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Oct 2018-Sep 2019)

Based on 71 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 22%

40-42

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Oct 2018-Sep 2019)

Based on 92 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 13%

Under 35

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-Dec 2019)

Based on 157 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 33%

35-37

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-Dec 2019)

Based on 60 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 35%

38-39

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-Dec 2019)

Based on 23 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 23%

40-42

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-Dec 2019)

Based on 19 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 17%

Fresh recipients

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-Dec 2019)

Based on 33 embryos transferred

LEB frozen donor eggs

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-Dec 2019)

Based on 66 embryos transferred

FET (created using LEB donor eggs)

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-Dec 2019)

Based on 27 embryos transferred

All ages

Jan-Dec 2019

Based on 13 IUIs

Under 35

Jan-Dec 2019

Based on 92 IUIs

All ages

Jan-Dec 2019

Based on 145 IUIs

 

Age Livebirth per embryo transferred (IVF/ICSI) Fresh embryos (own eggs) Jan 15-Dec 17  Livebirth per embryo transferred (IVF/ICSI) Frozen embryos (own eggs) Jan 15-Dec 17  HFEA National average (Fresh embryos) (%) HFEA National average (Frozen embryos) (%)
<35 32% (159/503) 38% (88/230) 31 27
35-37 20% (47/239) 30% (27/90) 24 23
38-39 15% (21/138) **too few 16 n/a
40-42 7% (15/212) **too few 9 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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45%

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.

Andrew Thomson, Laboratory Manager

Andrew joined LWC in 2018 having previously worked at Oxford Fertility and UHCW NHS trust. He is the quality lead for the Embryology Laboratory and is a diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists. Andrew has a wealth of experience and knowledge particularly in embryo development, time lapse imaging, fertility preservation and HFEA regulation. His research has been presented at multiple national conferences and he is currently investigating the various effects of cryopreservation on eggs and embryos. He has taught various aspects of embryology at the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick. Andrew was also responsible for achieving accreditation for the laboratory to train scientists to national standards as part of the scientist training programme (STP) and is the designated training officer.

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Cardiff

15 Windsor Place
Cardiff
CF10 3BY

02920 236 301

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