For single women, there are a number of fertility treatment options available:
Some patients come to CARE having already found a donor, but if you need help we have a huge list of donors that you can choose from. Once you’ve told us what you’re looking for, we’ll match you with someone who fits your profile as closely as possible. Read more about donor sperm
In a small number of cases, there can be difficult problems with both partners, and in some cases the option of donor embryos might be considered appropriate. These are embryos that have already been created, but are not needed by the couple and have been offered for donation. They are all fully screened. It’s important to know that children born as a result of donation are able to identify the donor if they wish, after the age of 18. Read more about donor embryos
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a popular fertility treatment for single women that involves placing prepared sperm inside the uterus, close to your eggs. This is timed to coincide with ovulation. The treatment maximises the chances of sperm reaching an egg and for fertilisation to occur. IUI treatment can often be less invasive than IVF; learn more about why IUI treatment might be right for you.
If IUI doesn’t work, if you’d prefer to try IVF, or if you have any fertility problems that we’ll need to help you with, we may advise IVF treatment.
As part of our ongoing commitment to give all our patients the best level of support and care during their fertility treatment, we offer a free counselling service. Our counsellors are there to help at all stages of your journey. Many find it helpful to discuss their feelings before, during and after treatment.
Using donor sperm or donor eggs has certain implications for you, your partner and any children you have as a result of your fertility treatment. Our counsellors will discuss this in detail with you and support throughout your journey with us.