Starting IVF treatment

1 in 7 couples experience difficulties when trying to get pregnant.

When you’ve been trying to start or grow your family for a year or longer, you might begin wonder whether something’s wrong. The good news is, we can help almost 90% of people who need our help to achieve their dream of starting a family.

How we can help

By taking you through our tests and screenings, we can help to either set your mind at rest or decide your next steps. If you’ve not already had tests, for any patient worried about their fertility we will give you:

Depending on what your results show, as part of a tailored treatment plan we might then recommend:

It’s possible we might also suggest using donor eggs, donor sperm, donor embryos or a surrogate but we can’t know for sure which treatment will be right for you until we’ve got to know you better.

You can learn more about what IVF treatment might involve by reading our quick guide to IVF.

It's worth going along to the patient information evening to find out more - that's what we did.

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What should I do next?

Talk to CARE

If you think you might be interested in one of our treatments, or if you’d like to talk to someone at CARE about your options, there are lots of ways to get started:

  • Book in for a free 1-2-1 informal clinic visit
  • Book a consultation
  • Come to one of our clinic information events
  • Speak to your local clinic to find out more.

You can do all of the above through our contact form or by calling your local clinic.  

Discover our funding options

Depending on your circumstances, you might be thinking about finding some extra funding for your treatment. We offer a range of different funding routes at CARE, and you might also be able to get funding through the NHS.  

Join our forum

Introduce yourself on our bulletin board and chat to some of our other patients. It can be really comforting to talk to others going through a similar experience, and they might have useful advice for those new to treatment.