My name is Victoria Wigley, founder of All about Embryology. I am a state-registered Clinical Embryologist with 14 years of clinical experience. My aim is to use my years of experience and expertise to give patients independent Embryology advice and support through their fertility journey.
All my consultations can be performed over the telephone. The initial consultation is intended to follow from the patient’s first appointments with the fertility specialist at their chosen fertility clinic. We can discuss in detail their fertility history, including any previous IVF cycles and the outcomes of these where relevant. I can then fully explain the fertility treatments being offered, all the related terminology that will be used, and what to expect in fertility treatment, from the point of egg collection onwards and we can also discuss in detail any embryology treatment add-ons that may have been advised to the patient.
My role will be to better the patient’s understanding of the procedures, and when it comes to add-ons to ensure they fully understand what is being offered, what the potential benefits and risks are, and what the scientific evidence is. Providing all the information in a calm environment can allow the patient to make a genuinely informed decision about their treatment.
Then I will also be able to offer a follow-up consultation service, which can follow at any point from their initial consultation. This may be an opportunity to ask more questions, or to get some further support and guidance throughout or after their cycle.