There are different reasons why people may want to preserve their fertility and The Hewitt Fertility Centre has been providing high quality, successful treatments to meet these needs since its formation in 1989. Our success rates are among the best in the U.K and our facility is the largest of its type in Europe. With us, you can rest assured that your concerns and treatment will be in the very best hands.
Unfortunately, some women of reproductive age will be diagnosed with cancer which will require treatment in the form of chemo/radiotherapy. We offer an industry leading, fast track fertility preservation service for women all over the U.K, and our protocols are available on the region’s cancer network website.
Mr Andrew Drakeley is part of the regional Late Effects team, based at Clatterbridge Hospital. The services that we offer to single women includes freezing their eggs for future use, and for established couples, we can freeze embryos. Due to the nature of these situations, we often see women at very short notice and can sometimes begin fertility treatment the very same day, a service which other clinics are unlikely to provide.
We understand that a life changing diagnosis can feel overwhelming; and it is with that understanding that the award winning fertility preservation program here at the Hewitt Fertility Centre proudly provides patients with hope for the future. It may not feel like a priority, but the cryopreservation of sperm can, in years to come, be a life line to those men who struggle with fertility issues as a result of various treatments or conditions. The Hewitt Fertility Centre is regarded as a clinical leader in such treatments and consistently achieves success rates well above the national average when dealing with frozen samples. A standard that many competing clinics struggle to match.
Prior to Chemotherapy: We offer banking of up to three ejaculates before chemotherapy, 6 months after your treatment is complete we invite you to return for a diagnostic semen analysis to see if your fertility has returned. You will then have the opportunity to discuss your result and the results of your sperm storage with one of our consultants.
Prior to surgery: Procedures that may affect your bladder, prostate or spine can potentially lead to a negative impact on a man's ability to ejaculate. The treatments offered here at The Hewitt Fertility Centre can go some way to ensure that, if the worst happens, a successful pregnancy is still an option.
Retrograde ejaculation: Is a term to describe a condition whereby the ejaculate is unable to leave via the urethra, instead enters the bladder. This can be caused by conditions such as diabetes or medication which relaxes the muscle at the neck of the bladder.
By following a regime of timed fluid intake the toxicity of the urine can be minimised to allow the sperm to be retrieved from the urine and successfully stored to be used in fertility treatment.
Here at The Hewitt Fertility centre we treat an increasing number of transgender patients as well as other members of the LGBTQ community. Our success rates when dealing with transitioning patients are among the best in the UK and our consultants were recently shortlisted for a national award in patient care.
We offer a sperm banking service for transitioning patients who may wish to preserve their fertility for the future. If you wish to use this service please contact our consultant, Mr Richard Russell for an appointment. During the appointment you can discuss which treatments we feel may be suitable for you as well as funding, screening and the storage of samples. We offer this preservation service to transgender patients who are as of yet unsure how they may wish to use their stored samples in the future, giving you the time to make the right decision in a stress free way. Our screening profile ensures the stored samples would be suitable for a number of treatment types.
Please be aware hormone therapy may affect the samples you provide and should be avoided for at least 3 months before you choose bank your samples.