December 22, 2020

The First Christmas for 3,761 Babies (and counting!)

As we head into the festive period, we have taken time to reflect on the tumultuous year that has been 2020. Although there are many things that we are grateful for, we are thrilled to announce that next Friday will be the first Christmas for 3,761 babies (and counting!), who have been bought into the world with the help of our wonderful team. The perfect end to an eventful year.

3,761 Babies Born in 2020

The 3,691 babies celebrating their 1st Christmas this year, have been conceived as a result of a variety of fertility treatments offered by The Fertility Partnership. These include IVF, ICSI, IUI, Frozen Embryo Transfer and donor treatments.

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilisation is where an egg is fertilised with sperm in an incubator, with the hope of achieving a pregnancy.  Did you know? The world’s first IVF baby was born on 25 July 1978 at Oldham General Hospital.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

ICSI treatment is largely the same as a conventional IVF cycle. The procedure is commonly used to overcome low sperm count, motility, or antisperm antibodies by injecting a single sperm into the egg.

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) is a treatment which separates high-quality sperm from poorer quality sperm, before injecting it directly into the womb to provide a better chance of pregnancy.

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

After in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment, good quality embryos can remain. Instead of discarding them, it is possible to freeze these for future use. Embryos can also be frozen to preserve fertility. Did you know? Studies have shown there is no difference in pregnancy rates between frozen and fresh embryos.

Donor Treatments

In some cases where conceiving is difficult, individuals can have fertility treatment using eggs or sperm that has been donated.


To find out more about the fertility treatments that The Fertility Partnership offer, please click here.  


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The Fertility Partnership wishes all of our past, present and prospective patients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!