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Treatments at the London Women's Clinic Swansea

The LWC Swansea has been treating patients in Wales for over 25 years and has the highest success rates in Wales and the West Country. Our stylish, newly refurbished clinic provides a full range of fertility treatments and services. All consultations, investigations and treatment monitoring takes place in Swansea with IUI, egg collection and embryo transfer taking place at our state-of-the-art facility in the centre of Cardiff.

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.

Outstanding success rates in Wales & the West Country

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 27% (15/212) **too few 9 n/a

 

Rates based on treatment in our Cardiff clinic.

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 Swansea Team

Our team of friendly and experienced doctors, nurses and front of house staff are here to guide you through your treatment journey to a happy end result - a healthy baby!

Dr Hemlata Thackare, Deputy Medical Director

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.

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.

Helen Lloyd, Nurse Manager

Helen has 33 years’ experience within fertility nursing with a special interest in ultrasound scanning. Previous to her role at the LWC she has worked as a gynaecology ward sister and as an NHS fertility nurse coordinator.

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.

Where to find us

Swansea

Ethos Building
Kings Road
Swansea
SA1 8AS

01792 644 918

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