Fertility treatment is stressful, described by many as an emotional and physical rollercoaster, so you need to be absolutely sure that you have looked at all the options to ensure this is the right route for you.
IVF won’t work for all cases of fertility challenges, so the first thing to do is get an accurate diagnosis of why you can’t conceive before you start. Armed with the correct medical diagnosis , you can work out the best way forward for you.
If you want to go private (or have to), don’t spend thousands on IVF until you’ve had everything checked out properly.
Download and use our pretreatment checklist to ensure you have had all the necessary blood tests and scans so that you receive the correct diagnosis and resolution. If you have been trying to conceive for a year with no success, take this checklist to your doctor and discuss the tests and scans you can have, to ensure there isn’t an underlying cause.
Consider fertility treatment if it is your only, or your best, option after discussions with your doctor or specialist and remember that there are no guarantees that it will work and, when it does, it will more often than not take more than one attempt to be successful.
Visit our First Steps page to learn more about the different causes of infertility. Here you will also find guidance on how to find a clinic as well as information about financing your treatment.
The men’s room is a great place for the guys. This section is full of information about sperm, the reasons behind male infertility, what you can do to help and the options available to you.
In addition to getting to grips with your diagnosis, your clinic, your options and the cost, we urge you to visit our wellbeing section. Taking control over your mind and body at a time when you really don’t feel like you are in control is so very important. In this section you will find guidance on nutrition, counselling, fitness and mental wellbeing.
Why not read through the frequently asked questions in the FAQs section. You may see a question and answer that relates to you. It is also a great way to see that you really aren’t alone.
Read up about the different types of assisted reproductive technology. Your doctor will advise you on the best route for you. The IVF explained section will take you through the process of IVF in easy to comprehend stages.
If you are considering using a donor egg, embryo pr sperm, head to the donor section.
Fertility treatment is expensive, so make sure you look at our finance section – it will help you understand the cost of fertlity treatment. Be aware of hidden costs, and explore options such as refund schemes and grants.