The clinic will be the first of its kind in the UK, offering whole genome genetic testing for rare diseases like mitochondrial diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmunity.
Abortion services in Wales are provided by local Health Boards, each having their own process for accessing abortion.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) involves injecting sperm directly into a woman’s uterus through a small catheter, making the procedure less invasive than IVF and needing no fertility medications. IUI can be performed either during a natural or stimulated cycle and requires no fertility drugs or monitoring to identify ovulation; semen samples collected from male partners or donors before washing and concentration prior to being injected through a speculum through the cervical canal or soft catheter directly into the uterus.
The London Women’s Clinic’s Cardiff branch provides fertility treatments as part of its wider network, which also encompasses nine other clinics located at Harley Street, London Bridge, Swansea and Bristol. Furthermore, two London sperm banks and an egg bank exist within this network for couples who choose either egg donation or sperm donation to improve their chances of conception.
Donor insemination is an increasingly popular fertility treatment option for couples having trouble conceiving, as this procedure involves injecting sperm directly into the uterus using a catheter. Donor insemination is less invasive and more cost-effective than IVF; additionally it is ideal for same-sex women seeking children.
Women may choose between using either an unknown or known donor. Sperm banks provide anonymous donors who may choose whether their identity will be revealed at age 18. Sperm banks provide detailed donor profiles outlining physical characteristics, medical history and career background as well as screening for infectious diseases.
Known donors are usually friends or family members and can be screened for infectious diseases and genetic disorders, with a higher chance of fertilization than using one’s own sperm. Some women opt to freeze their eggs for future use in order to save costs when needing donor sperm; this allows them to reduce expenses significantly.
Women across Wales who wish to terminate a pregnancy have access to abortion services, both surgical and medical. Doctors assessing your case will advise which option best fits with the stage and history of your gestation.
Medical abortion occurs within the first ten weeks of gestation and involves taking two medicines that terminate pregnancy; typically these medicines include Mifepristone and Misoprostol or their combination. They can be prescribed by your doctor and taken at home on your schedule without interrupting work and family obligations.
Decisions surrounding abortion can be emotionally-charged affairs and it is essential that any decision be discussed with both you and your physician as early on in your pregnancy as possible. Counseling services offer support; depending on where you reside in Wales, services may differ accordingly – for example Cardiff and Vale clinics of BPAS as well as Betsi Cadwaladr Powys Cwm Taf offer pre and post abortion counselling free of charge.
At our clinic, counselling services are offered to help patients manage the emotional aspects of infertility treatment or donation. Counseling sessions may take place prior to, during, or post treatment or donation and allow women to explore their options and discuss any implications with family members. All medical card holders can access our facility. Furthermore, trained counsellors are always on-call.
The London Women’s Clinic has expanded into Cardiff to offer fertility services and treatments to people throughout Wales and Southwest England. Following its core principles and providing exceptional patient care, Cardiff follows in the footsteps of its flagship facility based out of London Women’s Clinic.
At Cardiff Gate International Business Park, the clinic is easily accessible by both train and car. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and managed by experienced specialists, the clinic offers comprehensive fertility treatments with one of the highest success rates in Bristol and Wales.