Top 5 questions people ask about IVF
We understand that you will likely have a lot of questions when you're thinking about fertility treatment.
To help you with your initial research, our new patient enquiry team have put together the top 5 questions frequently asked by people at the start of their IVF journey, and answers to them. We hope you find them helpful.
I have been trying to conceive naturally for some time and I don’t know where to start?
It all starts with a chat. You can book an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss the tailored treatment options available to you. You will often be provided with a scan, and/or semen analysis, during your initial consultations to determine your primary fertility issues.
Or alternatively, you can join one of our virtual patient information events at the majority of our clinics. These provide you with presentations about Care, the opportunity to speak to members of our team, and ask any questions you have.
When you’re ready, we’d love to help. We will be with you every step of the way to provide the support and information you need to help complete your family.
How much does treatment cost?
Understanding the costs of your IVF and fertility treatment is extremely beneficial in helping you to plan ahead. We tailor our treatment plans to each individual patient, including a breakdown of all estimated costs.
You can find a breakdown of costs at each stage of IVF treatment in our Costs section.
Do you offer mild/natural IVF?
Yes we do. Our consultants are more than happy to discuss the variety of treatment options provided here at Care. Natural/mild cycle IVF or ICSI is where one egg is collected from your ovary during your natural menstrual cycle, and only low levels of drugs may be used to stimulate your egg production.
Depending on your personal fertility issues, natural IVF may be a possibility, but we will always advise you undergo the treatment most suited to your personal circumstances.
How long does treatment take?
When you are ready for treatment, a standard IVF cycle should take around 4-6 weeks.
However, the length of time a single round of treatment takes will depend on your individual response to the treatment, and the specific plan you are undergoing.
Can I have IVF treatment if I have polycystic ovaries or endometriosis?
If you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries or endometriosis and are having trouble starting or growing your family, we may still be able to help you. We see patients for many different reasons, and it may be that one of these is affecting your ability to conceive.
Polycystic ovaries and endometriosis can be treated by your GP, or a referred specialist, and we would advise that you are treated before beginning your treatment with us.