Is IVF right for me?

We have helped many thousands of people become parents with IVF treatment. If you are experiencing fertility issues, or if you have had a miscarriage, or are interested in exploring family building options for LGBTQ+, our focus is on providing you with individual care using the latest techniques based on a personalised treatment plan to help you have a baby.

 

Around 1 in 7 people in the UK need help to have a baby. Generally, it is recommended that you see a fertility specialist if:

  • You’ve been having regular, unprotected intercourse for one year (or six months if the female partner is over 35) and you have not become pregnant. As women get older, they have fewer eggs available each month for ovulation, and there is also a deterioration in egg quality.  This means that the likelihood of ovulating a chromosomally normal egg each month is significantly lower than in women in their 20’s and early 30’s. This increases to around 90% as a woman reaches her early to mid-forties. If an egg is chromosomally abnormal then it is unlikely to make an embryo. When recurrent pregnancy loss is related to chromosomal abnormalities, IVF with Pre-implantation Genetic Screening could be an option
  • The woman has irregular or painful periods or a history of abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • you have a prior history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Diseases such as chlamydia  can result in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, causing pelvic scarring and potentially blocked fallopian tubes
  • You’ve had 2 or more miscarriages
  • You have experienced early menopause or premature ovarian failure
  • The man has a history of low sperm count, poor motility (the sperm doesn't swim or move quickly), or abnormal morphology (the shape of his sperm cells are irregular)
  • You are extremely underweight or overweight. Excessive weight can result in overproduction of estrogen, which can act in the same way as the birth control pill – actually preventing pregnancy. Being underweight can result in a lack of estrogen, potentially disrupting the menstrual cycle and compromising fertility.
  • You are at risk of passing on a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis. Then you may have IVF with Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis.

If any of the issues described apply to you,  please don’t worry, we'll do everything we can to help you have a baby. We know that every patient that comes to us has individual needs. That’s why, when you have treatment with CARE, we’ll develop a personalised treatment plan - we’ll closely review your medical history and any existing test results, suggesting further tests when necessary to ensure we get a complete picture of your health and fertility.
Then, we can use all the information we have to propose the right treatments for you. We offer a huge range of treatments including IUI, IVF, and ICSI as well as techniques which help us make embryo selection even more effective. We also offer a successful donation programme to help our patients who need donated eggs or donated sperm.

It's easy to get started with CARE, you can call our new patient team on 0800 564 2270, they will be able to answer any questions you might have and book an appointment for you when you're ready to move forward.

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