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IVF Select is an innovative, approach to assisted reproduction that involves

Embryos with abnormal numbers of chromosomes or parts of chromosomes rarely develop into a pregnancy and healthy baby. These are the most frequent causes of IVF failure and miscarriage, especially in older patients. This technique maximises cumulative live birth rates per IVF attempt and minimises multiple pregnancies, which increases the health risks for both mother and baby. 

The London Women's Clinic team at London Bridge is one of only a handful of clinics around the world who have pioneered this treatment.  The resulting outstanding pregnancy rates, across a wide range of maternal ages, mean you can maximise your chance of a healthy baby. 

Benefits of IVF Select

  • Only genetically balanced (normal) embryos are transferred
  • Pregnancy rates up to 70%
  • The risk of multiple pregnancies is lower, which is safer for mother and baby
  • The chances of pregnancy loss and miscarriage fall
  • It can takes less time to become pregnant than standard IVF
  • You can store additional embryos for the future
  • Affordable, inclusive packages, including up to two frozen embryo transfer cycles

How does IVF Select work?

IVF Select incorporates many of the latest innovations in IVF to maximise the chances of a successful and safe single pregnancy:

  • Ovarian stimulation individually tailored to optimise the number of mature eggs collected in a single IVF treatment cycle
  • Embryos are cultured to the blastocyst stage and monitored by time-lapse imaging
  • Unlimited embryo testing for genetic imbalances (aneuploidy and structural abnormalities) by 'Next Generation Sequencing' (NGS) chromosome copy number analysis
  • No embryo transfer in the fresh cycle to avoid ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and improve the chance of pregnancy
  • All blastocysts are vitrified (frozen) with a series of transfers of single genetically balanced blastocysts

Success Rates

These statistics show our IVF Select success rates - those that successfully lead to pregnancy. All pregnancies were confirmed for foetal heartbeat by ultrasound scans.

Under 35

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 36%

35-37

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 31%

38-39

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 24%

40-42

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 18%

Over 42

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 8%

Three Cycle Package

Package completed 2013

All ages 

No national average available

Under 35

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

35-37

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

38-39

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

40-42

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

Over 42

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

Under 35

Cumulative pregnancy rate per cycle (n=12 Cycles)

March 2016 - February 2018

No national average available

35-37

Cumulative pregnancy rate per cycle (n=20 Cycles)

March 2016 - February 2018

No national average available

38-39

Cumulative pregnancy rate per cycle (n=18 Cycles)

March 2016 - February 2018

No national average available

40-42

Cumulative pregnancy rate per cycle (n=13 Cycles)

March 2016 - February 2018

No national average available

43 and over

Cumulative pregnancy rate per cycle (n=5 Cycles)

March 2016 - February 2018

No national average available

Fresh donor eggs

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

January 2016 - December 2017

National average 44%

Frozen donor eggs

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

January 2016 - December 2017

No national average available

Intra-partner

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (n=22 Cycles)

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 44%

Egg-sharing (recipient)

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (n=5 Cycles)

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 44%

Under 35 Natural Cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate (n=21 Cycles)

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

All Ages Natural Cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate (n=49 Cycles)

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

Under 35 Stimulated Cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate (n=32 Cycles)

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

All Ages Stimulated Cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

Under 35 Natural cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate 

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 13%

All Ages Natural Cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

Under 35 Stimulated Cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate 

February 2017 - January 2018

National average 15%

All Ages Stimulated Cycle

Clinical pregnancy rate

February 2017 - January 2018

No national average available

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. For further advice, please visit the HFEA's advice pages.  

 

Meet the IVF Select team

Our dedicated team has over 25 years experience in fertility and genetics

Mr Michel Summers, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine

A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge Mr Summers completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is certified by both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ACOG) as well as on the GMC Specialist Register as a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine. His special interests include IVF, embryo culture, embryo implantation and preimplantation genetic diagnostics, areas of research in which he has published extensively.

Professor Alan Handyside, Consultant in Pre-implantation Genetics

Professor Handyside is a leading scientist in human embryology and the genetics of early human development having pioneered the development of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Genetic Embryo Testing for chromosome aneuploidy - two groundbreaking techniques for identifying genetic abnormality and for assisting embryo selection. He supports team in all aspects of patient care and continues to lead important developments in embryo assessment.

Dr Julija Gorodeckaja, Fertility and IVF Specialist

Dr Gorodeckaja trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Vilnius University Hospital in Lithuania. Since moving to the UK in 2012, she has worked at the Whittington Hospital as a specialist trainee, at the Baltic Medical Centre and at the Kings College Hospital as a clinical fellow. Her specialist interests are in preimplantation genetics (PGS), advanced gynaecological scanning and early pregnancy diagnostics.

Jinjun Wang, Laboratory Manager and Senior Embryologist

Jinjun received his embryology training from the Shenzhen Hospital of Beijing University and Sydney. He has been a member of the team at LWC since 2008 and became Laboratory Manager in 2013. His objective is to maintain the high success rate of the laboratory and introduce new technologies - such as oocyte vitrification and blastomere biopsy - for the benefit of LWC patients.

Elena Linara, Senior Embryologist and Quality Lead

Elena has 10 years’ experience within embryology and is qualified in biomedical sciences, prenatal genetics and fetal medicine, and clinical embryology. She is particularly interested in ocyte and embryo vitrification, prenatal genetics, quality management, intrauterine insemination and egg sharing. Before joining the team at LWC she worked as an embryologist, andrologist and a deputy sperm bank manager.

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