The Bridge Centre Can Help!
Infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss can be caused by a range of different conditions. For some women and couples, the cause is genetic.
2 in 500 of us have an abnormal chromosome arrangement (a deviation from the norm called a translocation). This has no bearing on our health, but can cause infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss and unsuccessful IVF treatment. A simple blood test called a karyotype can detect these variations in chromosomes.
How does the Bridge Centre help improve your chance of success?
It is important to investigate any possible genetic cause of infertility as it can affect your treatment options.
Founded in 1986, the Bridge Centre was one of the UK’s first fertility clinics and it remains one of the world's most advanced centres for fertility treatment, diagnostics, and genetic screening.
In July 2016 we enhanced our IVF genetics programme at the Bridge to further maximise our patients chances of success.
This new programme called One By One places genetic screening at the centre of our IVF treatment programme ensuring women who have had difficulties conceiving because of genetic imbalances in embryos and women who have had repeat pregnancy failures or early pregnancy loss have a higher chance of having a live birth.