Your fertility treatment options

There’s a lot more to fertility treatment than IVF. 

When you think about fertility treatment, IVF – in vitro fertilisation – is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But if you aren’t quite ready to consider IVF, or if you have needs that we can treat differently, there are other ways we might help through a wide range of fertility treatment options. 

Fertility Treatment Options at CARE

CARE is more than just an IVF clinic. Depending on your needs, you might start your CARE journey with a different fertility treatment or procedure.

As well as IVF, which you can find out more about here, we also offer the following fertility treatments:

 

Fertility assessment

We might find following your fertility assessment that there are a number of things you can try that could increase your chances of success, such as getting fertility fit. In that case, you can take time and see if a few lifestyle tweaks change things before you start treatment.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

If we can’t find a clear reason why you might be struggling to start or grow your family, or if you’re a female same-sex couple or single woman, you might choose IUI – a simple procedure where a sperm sample is passed through the cervix and into the womb.  

Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) 

We’ll recommend ICSI if there is low quality sperm. This procedure is very similar to IVF, the only difference being that we inject the sperm directly into the egg.  

Fertility preservation 

It could be that, for now, you’re just looking to preserve your fertility. You can freeze your eggs, sperm, and embryos with CARE; find out more about fertility preservation here

Egg, sperm, and embryo donation

If you need donated eggs, sperm, or embryos for treatment, you can use a known donor or we can help you to find your very best match – and we’ll provide all the support you need along the way. 

Genetic services

If you or your partner have a genetic illness or condition in your family and are worried about passing it onto your children, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can offer the peace of mind you’re looking for. Read more about PGD here

It was so reassuring to find CARE. The staff listened and talked us through everything. We couldn't have expected anything better.

CARE patient
Nottingham

What should I do next?

Talk to CARE

If you think you might be interested in one of our fertility 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
  • 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.
  

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.