Single Parent IVF
If you are wondering about your fertility health, our fertility assessment is a great place to start. It includes a number of simple tests to help you make informed decisions and give you useful advice about how best to conceive.
Today, many people choose to become single parents with the help of fertility treatment and our patient centric approach is designed to create a personalised experience with support and guidance at each stage of your treatment.
If you are ready to start a family, our dedicated team will guide you through the best treatment option for you. Whether you need support selecting the perfect donor match, support during your Surrogacy treatment or taking the first step towards IVF using donor sperm, we’ll be there.
If now is not the right time for you to start a family, egg freezing is a good option if you think you might want to start or grow your family in the future and would like to preserve your fertility.
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.
Fertility Treatment options
- IUI with donor sperm
- IVF with donor eggs or sperm
Why should I choose Care?
When you're starting out
- Attend a fertility information event. Care regularly runs virtual information events; our team will present on treatment options and other essential information. If you have questions, you can ask them privately during the event
- Read patent stories - it can really help to read about other people’s fertility journeys.
- Reviews. We have lots of patient reviews on Facebook, Google and Trustpilot.
- Social media. You can build a picture of what it's like to be a Care patient.
- The Care Forum. Our forum is a great support tool. You can see the questions people are asking, and if you want to, you can reach out to others going through the same journey.
- Research potential costs and funding packages available. Funding treatment will likely be one of your considerations.
- Our new patient enquiry team. The team can answer your questions about costs, the IVF process, success rates, waiting times and other important information.
Your first call to Care
Support with Care
Your treatment options
When you have a consultation, we will discuss your family building goals and explain your treatment options in detail. These may include:
Treatment with donor sperm
Choosing the right sperm donor is important, it can be a very time-consuming process but one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. Our dedicated donation team will give you all the support and guidance you need, answering any questions you have and helping you find your donor. Your treatment options will include:
Donor sperm insemination (donor IUI)
Insemination with donor sperm is simple procedure which takes place at the same time as you are ovulating. Donor insemination procedures can be performed in your natural cycle or alternatively we can stimulate your ovaries with hormone medication to encourage a better response before the insemination
IVF with donor sperm
During IVF treatment we stimulate your ovaries to start the process of developing multiple eggs which will be collected and fertilised using sperm from your chosen donor. Our skilled embryologists will look after your embryos as they continue to develop, usually until Day 5, and then they select the best embryo for your embryo transfer.
We can provide straight or host surrogacy. Straight surrogacy (also known as genetic, full or traditional) surrogacy is when the surrogate uses her own eggs and the sperm of an intended parent (IP) to achieve the pregnancy. In host surrogacy (also known as gestational or partial surrogacy) embryos are created using either the eggs of an intended parent or an egg donor with the sperm of an intended parent or with a donor’s sperm.
Because we need to think about the welfare of everyone involved in a surrogacy arrangement, we will only provide treatment where the intended parent(s) will be able to obtain a parental order and become the legal parent of any child or children born. In both types of surrogacy, either the eggs or sperm used to create the embryo must be provided by an intended parent for a parental order to be granted. There are some other specific requirements set out in the law about how surrogacy can be commissioned and who can get a parental order. Surrogacy is particularly complex area of family law and while we cannot recommend legal advisers, we can give you details of a number of advisers who we believe have the relevant experience. The HFEA website is a good source of information.
Whether you have already found your egg donor or need help with where to start your selection process for an anonymous donor, Care clinics have dedicated egg donation teams to ensure you are guided and supported in finding a match that meets your requirements.
Once our team has matched you with an egg donor, you’ll then be able to start IVF treatment and create your embryos. You can find out more about IVF here. The clinical teams will assist you with information about the creation of your embryos. If you are still waiting on finding a surrogate we will create your embryos and have them available for when you're ready to start treatment.
Becoming a Care patient
If you have any questions, or if you’d like to talk to one of our team about your options, it’s easy to get started: