The Aberdeen Fertility Centre has been at the forefront of fertility treatments for over 30 years. Once a diagnosis has been made by our caring team of expert clinicians and embryology staff, we can offer a range of treatments across our Centre to suit your individual needs.
National Patient Survey
Please complete the HFEA patient survey if you have had fertility treatment in the past 10 years. Your feedback will provide us with invaluable information about treatment and care in fertility clinics across the UK. We will use the results from this survey to inform policy and improve the information we provide to patients. The results will also help to inform other areas of our work, including providing a better understanding of inequalities in treatment. Further information about the survey and the link to access it can be found here.
Introduction of new Electronic Patient Record System (EPR)
We are continually improving our service provision and are introducing a comprehensive, new EPR system which will improve our internal communication regarding patient care.
The Aberdeen Fertility Centre will not be undertaking any procedures: egg recoveries, embryo transfers, donor cycles or IUI procedures throughout December 2021 and restart on 17th January 2022. Staff will be available in the Centre throughout this time as clinics will be ongoing.
During this time staff will be undertaking training as we are introducing a new EPR management system. Please have patience when contacting the Centre throughout January and February as we roll out the live system.
COVID 19 restrictions.
As we continue to work with the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic guidelines, we are unable to fully re-instate our waiting area which can currently only accommodate three couples. Therefore, please wait for a phone call before coming up to the Centre. If you have not received a phone call 10 minutes after your appointment please advise AMH reception staff and make your way to reception on first floor.
COVID-19 Vaccinations and pregnancy
The Scottish Government recently released information regarding the COVID vaccine and pregnancy which highlights there is overwhelming evidence from around the world that it is safe for pregnant women to have the vaccine.
• COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended in pregnancy. Vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy for both women and babies, including admission of the woman to intensive care and premature birth of the baby
• Women trying to become pregnant do not need to avoid pregnancy after vaccination and there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility.
• You should not stop breastfeeding in order to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Community Hubs - Blood Tests
If you are a Grampian patient and require a blood test, an appointment can be made at one of our community hubs rather than you having to attend the hospital or your GP. In order to book your appointment please ring the Central Booking Team on: Tel: 01224 555177. Further information can be found here.
If you have a query regarding a clinic appointment please contact our reception team at email@example.com. If your query relates to IVF or donor treatment please contact our administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are considering self funded treatment we can offer you an initial Consultation to discuss your personal situation. Should you have previously had treatment in the Centre and wish to have a self funded cycle please contact the email above.
For more information regarding fertility treatment during COVID-19, please view our patient information document here.
As we can no longer undertake our fortnightly patient information evenings, we have updated our presentation which we would ask all patients to watch prior to first consultation with medical staff. There is a lot of information about fertility treatments available in various websites, on TV, magazines and newspapers however, within the Aberdeen Fertility Centre our experienced and caring staff will explore all options that may be suitable for you and together we will work out your individual journey.
Information will be provided by our medical, nursing and laboratory colleagues to ensure you are confident in giving your consent prior to any procedure or process being undertaken.
Fertility is something that most take for granted, for some however fertility issues can mean that having a child is difficult or impossible without help from a donor. Donors are people from all walks of life - there is no such thing as a standard donor. What they have in common is a desire to give the gift of life and help people to achieve the family they otherwise could not have.
A cycle of IVF can take 8-10 weeks from a menstrual bleed to the completion of the embryo transfer and it is essential that couples fully understand each step involved.
Sperm, egg or embryo freezing may be required as part of a fertility treatment cycle or for fertility preservation purposes.