Increasing your chances of pregnancy: Endometrial 'womb scratch' procedure and more

11th July 2016 in Treatments

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At Manchester Fertility we invest heavily in the very latest breakthrough IVF techniques and technologies to help increase your chances of pregnancy.

Our innovations include EmbryoGlue to help embryos ‘stick’ to the uterus after transfer offered free for all procedures; multiple Time-lapse EmbryoScopes which photograph every crucial stage of embryo development, and SpermComet testing, which identifies levels of sperm DNA damage.

One of the more recent techniques we offer is Endometrial Scratching, which made the headlines this week after studies of random trials appear to show that it ‘doubles’ the chance of pregnancy.

The simple procedure involves gently scratching the lining of your womb before the start of your treatment cycle. The procedure appears to change the way the womb lining grows back, making it more receptive to transferred embryos.

The trial review – presented this week at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference in Helsinki which our team attended - suggests that Endometrial Scratching may be beneficial for those attempting to conceive through Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or naturally. International studies are now underway to further evaluate its effectiveness for patients undergoing IVF.

So would the Endometrial Scratching procedure benefit you? Your Manchester Fertility consultant will be able to advise if it’s something you could consider as part of your treatment cycle. It’s available to our patients and also privately if you’re having treatment elsewhere.

As with all fertility treatment innovations, we only ever offer any additional techniques if we believe they will benefit you and your likely outcome, with any additional costs transparently outlined and explained.

Our ongoing investments in techniques such as Endometrial Scratching are always carefully considered, with patient needs in mind at all times, reinforcing our position as one of the most trusted fertility clinics in the UK with a 30-year history of helping people to become parents.

Why not come and see our state-of-the-art fertility clinic in Cheshire and find out more about how we can help you to have a baby? Book in for a no obligation, informal tour of our facility when you can also meet some of our team. Just call our friendly Patient Advisors on 0161 300 2737.

You can also download our brochure or make an appointment here if you want to get started on your journey with us.

Last updated: 18th December 2020