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A clinic which offers ‘fertility drips’ for women trying to get pregnant has withdrawn them from sale following complaints from experts.
Doctors and charities said there was no proof the treatments improved fertility and instead they were giving false hope to women desperate to conceive.
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Although Get A Drip, which sells its services at clinics in business parks and shopping centres across London, yesterday said it stood by the nutritional value of its vitamin-based wellness products, it apologised for ‘insensitivity’ and confirmed they had removed the fertility drip from sale.
‘There is no evidence that an IV drip of any combination of vitamins can improve a woman’s fertility,’ she said.
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Gwenda Burns, head of operations of Fertility Network UK, told the Guardian the only medically recommended supplements for women trying to conceive were folic acid and vitamin D.
‘Patients are often very vulnerable after years of trying to become parents,’ she said.
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Popularised by celebrities such as Rihanna, Madonna and Cara Delevingne, vitamin clinics providing expensive IV drips to treat hangovers and jetlag have been a feature of the British high street for several years.
Get A Drip opened at Westfield Shopping Centre, west London,...
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