Hello again and welcome to my latest clinic visit, which took me to a somewhat rainy Leeds – but with the friendliest taxi driver I’ve met so far. Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine is result of merger in January 2010 of two very successful Reproductive Medicine Units based within the Clarendon Wing at Leeds General Infirmary and the Gledhow Wing at St James’s University Hospital. The new Centre is now located at the Seacroft Hospital in purpose developed facilities. I spoke to lead embryologist, Karen Thompson, Nurse Nicola Sugden and Elisa Baskind, a sub specialist in reproductive medicine.
A bit about me, if this is your first listen and viewing of The Fertility Podcast, I’m Natalie your host and I had successful treatment in 2014. You can read more about me here. For now all you need to know, is I’ve been working with Access Fertility who work with clinics around the UK, offering finance plans for you if you have to self fund your treatment. What I am doing is giving you an insight in the clinic, as someone who has been through treatment, to hopefully help you with your decision. Finding out you need to have fertility treatment is massive, it’s overwhelming. So when it comes to choosing a clinic it can feel like another stress, will it be the best place for you? The HFEA have just relaunched their website ( in beta version) which you can view here that’s what we did. If there had a been a podcast about the different clinics and what they are like, when we had to choose I would definitely have listened to it. The world of fertility is fascinating and the people in it are truly remarkable. I hope you find this clinic visit useful and as interesting as I did.