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Monday 23rd December – 9am until 5pm

Tuesday 24th December – 9am until 1pm

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Thursday 26th December – Closed

Friday 27th December – 9am until 5pm

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Sunday 29th December – Closed

Monday 30th December – 9am until 5pm

Tuesday 31st December – 9am until 1pm

Wednesday 1st January – Closed

Thursday 2nd January – 9am until 5pm

Friday 3rd January – 9am until 5pm

Saturday 4th January – 9am until 1pm

Sunday 5th January – Closed

Monday 6th January – Normal service resumes

Many couples pursuing IVF treatment opt to have some of their embryos frozen – which means embryos not used during the initial treatment, providing they are of suitable quality, can be frozen for future use. You can find out more about the process on our Embryo Freezing page. The embryos will be carefully stored by us until required, at which point the frozen embryos can be thawed and placed into the woman’s uterus via a process called frozen embryo transfer.

Of course, storing frozen embryos does require careful monitoring and additional cost, but benefits for the patient include not having to undergo an entire IVF cycle again. Since the embryos have already been created, patients can skip the egg stimulation and collection stage – though medication may be needed to help thicken and maintain the uterine lining – meaning the whole process can be much quicker and easier than a fresh embryo transfer. 

Frozen embryo transfer success rates are generally comparable to those of IVF treatment with fresh embryos. With all fertility treatment, there is never a guarantee of success and often it depends on a range of individual factors. Your consultant will be able to discuss these with you on a one-to-one basis, and only embryos deemed high enough quality should be frozen.