Support during your fertility treatment

Supportive couple

CARE has always had a strong reputation for our caring and supportive approach to patients going through fertility treatment. As well as the day to day guidance and support you will receive from the nursing team, there are a number of other ways in which we try to help. Please contact us if you have any questions about any of the information outlined here.

Bulletin Board

Since the CARE Bulletin Board was introduced, tens of thousands of messages have kept people in touch with each other and provided patient to patient information and support. Open 24 hours a day, it is a fantastic resource should you want to ‘chat’, anonymously if you prefer, with others who are going through fertility treatment.
Visit the CARE Bulletin Board

Counselling Service

Finding out that you have a fertility problem and the subsequent treatment, can be a stressful experience for you and your partner. We know how difficult it can be, so we try to look after your emotional as well as your physical needs. A free, professional and confidential counselling service is available to you at any time before, during and after treatment.
More details of the CARE Counselling Service

Getting Fit for Treatment

Find out ways to maximise your fitness for fertility treatment at CARE.
Getting Fit for Treatment

Dear Doctor

For prospective patients who have general queries about their fertility, Dr Simon Fishel provides a free email communication to offer help and guidance. This service is aimed at those patients who have not been to CARE and who have not had a consultation. For specific queries relating to treatment or advice following consultation patients are advised to contact their CARE clinic direct. If you require general advice contact Dr Simon Fishel directly to discuss any fertility issues.
Dear Doctor

Information Events

We hold regular Information Events at each of our main clinics. These evenings provide an opportunity to meet team members, ask any questions you may have and to look round the clinic. You can reserve spaces by telephoning your local CARE clinic or you can book online.
CARE IVF Information Events

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Becoming a CARE patient

You can self refer to CARE

Self referral Questionnaire

Cutting Edge Treatments

CARE have developed many new techniques and procedures to maximise IVF success rates and help more and more people. Techniques such as Array CGH were developed by CARE

IVF Treatments

Array CGH

An essential new method of egg selection.

Array CGH

Information Evenings

You can view dates or reserve a space at one of our Information Evenings

Patient Information

CARE Fertility Pioneering Firsts

1978 - World's first IVF baby

1981 - First male factor patient treated

1982 - World's first baby delivered after intrauterine sperm/egg transfer

1984 - World's first baby from blastocyst transfer

1990 - World's first baby born after micro-injection

1992 - Britain's first SUZI treatment baby

1992 - Britain's first "sugar drop" frozen embryo baby

1996 - World's first testicular spermatid baby

2007 - Europe's first baby born following embryo screening using Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH)

2009 - Birth of World's First baby following array CGH screening

2010 - UK's first baby born through PGD for HLA tissue matching

2010 - Blastocyst Chromosome Screening - UK's first baby born

2010 - First multi-factorial genetic chromosome tissue typing and translocation analysis of embryos in an IVF cycle

2010 - First UK based total treatment cycle for PGD and HLA Tissue Matching - Fanconi Anaemia

2011 - First UK pregnancy following use of an Embryoscope

All CARE Fertility Pioneering Firsts

IVF Success Stories

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IVF Patient Stories

CAREmaps with time lapse embryo imaging

Using Time Lapse Embryo Imaging with morphokinetic algorithms (selection models), developed by CARE scientists, we are able to predict which embryos have the highest potential for a successful pregnancy, thereby greatly increasing your chances of having a baby

Your very best chance

Virtual Tours

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Virtual Tours


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