Frequently asked questions

If you have a question you might find an answer below. 

Fertility can be a complex issue,  and generally people have lots of questions they need answers to. Our fertility Q&A feature gives you the chance to ask our experts your questions about fertility, IVF recurrent miscarriage and general advice about trying to conceive.


General Fertility Questions

Costs & Funding Questions

Egg & Sperm Donation Questions

Miscarriage Questions

Egg & Embryo Freezing Questions

Fertility Over 35 Questions

Male Factor Infertility Questions

Secondary Infertility Questions

Reproductive Genetics Questions


If it turns out that you have a fertility issue,  you have every reason to be optimistic - IVF science has advanced very rapidly in recent years,  with more and more people conceiving through assisted conception. Our doctors are all very highly qualified with vast experience in treating fertility issues. We know how important it is to have a team who understands your individual situation and can design a tailored treatment plan for you. So whilst our Q&A is great for giving generalised advice, at a consultation we can look at your full history, we’ll do some basic health checks such as your Body Mass Index and blood pressure, carry out a pelvic ultrasound scan, arrange a semen analysis if necessary and carry out some blood tests (checking for anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels). We'll talk you through your individualised fertility treatment options,

Find out more about what happens at a first consultation here

You may also wish to email Professor Simon Fishel or Professor Charles Kingsland on our Fertility Experts page. This is a confidential support service from CARE, we may however sometimes post anonymised extracts from questions and our answers on this page - this is designed to help other people who maybe have similar questions.  We hope you find this helpful, if you’d like to contact us directly you can Get in Touch here

Thank you for your interest in our Frequently Asked Questions section. Please note that all the answers we give you are on a general basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without a complete knowledge of your medical history. For a more detailed response, tailored to your needs, we advise you to have a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.