At CARE, we believe that it is essential for all fertility patients to feel completely comfortable and confident with their treatment. A key part of this is making sure you are fully informed about every aspect of your treatment. Wherever you are on your fertility journey, find answers to our patients’ most commonly asked questions below, or if you can’t find the answer to your question, you can ask one of our world-leading fertility experts. Of course, you can also always contact your local CARE clinic for advice from your dedicated local team.
We understand that you will have questions about your treatment, from general queries about trying to conceive to what to expect at your first consultation or specifics about the most complex fertility complications. Find answers from our highly experienced doctors, embryologists, nurses and support teams in our Frequently Asked Fertility Questions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted how we work to help keep all our patients and staff safe. To learn all about our adapted methods and what to expect from fertility treatment during this confusing time, browse our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.
Our doctors and scientists are amongst some of the most experienced fertility practitioners in the world, and you can ask two of our leading experts your questions directly. Professor Simon Fishel, one of the world’s most well-known and respected fertility specialists, will be happy to answer your questions about embryology, and Professor Charles Kingsland, our Group Clinical Director and one of the UK’s most experienced fertility consultants, can give expert advice on your fertility and your treatment options. Both Simon and Charles are always happy to answer your questions!
Fertility and conception expert Zita West, Founder of the Zita West Clinic, gives her top tips for improving your fertility at home.
Though we have unfortunately had to postpone our in-clinic group Patient Information Events due to COVID-19, we are regularly holding online fertility information events – find out more about our upcoming information events, as well as a selection of our past events, here. You can find all our past online information events on our YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
How do we create and select the best embryos for IVF? We know that patients have lots of questions about how their precious embryos, so CARE Chester’s Medical Director, Dr Victoria Sephton, and the Laboratory Director of CARE Chester and CARE Liverpool, Dr Amy Barrie, were Live to answer your questions, covering embryo grading, embryo selection, tips for successful implantation and much more!
Up to 50% of difficulties conceiving are male-factor related, but with infertility often being seen as only a concern for women in the past, many men aren’t aware about how sperm can impact the chances of having a baby. So, Professor Charles Kingsland, our Group Clinical Director, is back to answer your questions, this time all about sperm! In this Live Q&A, Charles chatted about the different conditions that can affect sperm, how you can improve your sperm quality and quantity at home, the tests used to diagnose problems with sperm, and the laboratory techniques we can use to help you have a baby.