Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director at CREATE and President of ISMAAR, will be speaking at the ‘Developing optimal stimulation strategies for fresh IVF/ET cycles, oocyte donation and oocyte freezing cycles’ symposium.
After trying for for a baby for 6 years, Sam and Russell were referred to CREATE and now they have an amazing little girl.
6 years later with one or two failed IVF cycles per year and coming close to giving up on conceiving, Suki discovered CREATE and now she is pregnant.
Motherless babies? That's the stuff of science fiction - and it should stay there.
Keisha and Sabrina explain how IUI opened a new chapter for them.
Beth, a single woman with PCOS, talks about her tailored mild IVF treatment.
Asha and Laura explain their treatment journey with CREATE.
For same-sex couples wishing to become parents, there are more options available than ever before. Advances in technology along with knowledge of fertility treatment becoming more widespread means that it is becoming increasingly common for same-sex female couples to turn to IVF clinics to help them start a family.
A new study has added to a growing body of evidence that natural IVF results in healthier babies with higher average birth rates than babies born through conventional IVF treatment.
A female couple describe their IVF treatment journey together at CREATE. Having had three daughters over three years of treatment with the same sperm donor, the couple highlight what to expect when choosing donor sperm.
Jessica Hepburn, author of The Pursuit of Motherhood and Fertility Fest founder, outlines the key stages of the IVF treatment process and what to expect.
Patient experience: Jane describes her and her husband’s IVF treatment with CREATE Fertility, following her PCOS diagnosis. They now have twins thanks to Mild IVF.
Patient story: Single mum, Amanda, shares her CREATE experience and describes her egg donation treatment at IVI Madrid.
Fertility treatment can be a daunting prospect, especially if you're planning on going it alone. Single mum, Celine, describes her experience and life with her baby daughter.
Create Health Foundation, led by Professor Geeta Nargund, has launched a pioneering fertility education course in a South London school. The course covers a range of fertility issues and aims to provide young people with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding their future.
One of the main challenges facing the mainstream fertility industry is that of safety. A CREATE patient has spoken out in The Guardian about her experience of suffering a heart attack while taking high stimulation fertility drugs at a conventional fertility clinic.
My husband and I started our first Mild IVF cycle at St. Paul’s in the beginning of February and have just had a fresh embryo transfer. We wanted to pause and say thank you at this stage for designing an excellent protocol for us.
'CREATE Fertility completely took the stress out of IVF and made the experience a joyful one rather than like the "hell" which I experienced at other IVF clinics, prior to coming to you.'
There remains much confusion and misinformation surrounding egg freezing, what it involves and what the likely outcomes are. CREATE Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund addresses some of these as she answers 12 frequently asked questions about egg freezing.
There have been a number of headlines disparaging egg freezing recently, and suggesting that it is not a viable option for women. However, much of the information that these are based on comes from old data. Our Medical Director explores the truth behind the headlines.
Women are leaving having children later in life, and the age of maternity has been increasing in recent years. Professor Geeta Nargund explores the ramifications of this and the fertility preservation options for young women in her insightful article.
Although women can prevent unwanted pregnancy, women can't decide when the end of their of their reproductive years will fall. Egg freezing may be the answer to this discrepancy, allowing women to preserve their fertility until a time of their choosing.
What should you know about IVF before you embark on treatment? We explore this question here.
Undergoing IVF can be a roller-coaster experience, but can also be a rewarding one once you find the treatment that’s right for you. Carla, a businesswoman from London, tells her IVF story.
High rates of Natural Killer cells are reputed to lead to higher rates of miscarriage when their levels are too high. Are Natural Killer Cells really the key to understanding miscarriage or have they been used as a scapegoat?
Advances in the world of IVF mean that new ways of making babies are arising all the time. We outline some of the newest technologies and the directions they are moving in.
‘Designer babies’ have been the stuff of science fiction for decades. Are we in fact any closer to a world of pre-designed babies or do these remain a thing of sci-fi legend?
Learn about our new Fertility Clinic opening in the Midlands, which is set to bring Natural and Mild IVF to Nottingham patients. Book an appointment now!
Learn about our new Fertility Clinic opening in the Midlands. Book a consultation now.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Birmingham Fertility Clinic. The new clinic is conveniently located near Birmingham and is accessible to patients from across the Midlands.
Our new Fertility Clinic in the Midlands is now offering IVF treatment to patients from Leicester. CREATE Fertility is located near Junction 6 of the M42 and is near to the M6, meaning that patients from Leicester can access the Fertility Clinic in under an hour.
Our new Midlands Fertility Clinic is opening and will offer specialist IVF treatment to those with low ovarian reserve, low AMH and high FSH. For the first time, patients from the Midlands will have local access to a dedicated Natural and Mild IVF clinic.
A new study published in the JAMA medical journal last week has revealed that success rates for couples requiring IVF is at 65% after 6 cycles of treatment. These findings suggest that couples attempting to conceive should expect to undergo more than one cycle of IVF for a successful outcome.
Sometimes choosing the right fertility clinic for you can be difficult. So which are the best questions to ask a fertility clinic to help you with your choice? Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director at CREATE Fertility, speaks to Mother&Baby to suggest some of the most useful questions to ask a fertility clinic.
One of our patients tells her story of successful treatment at the clinic, when other doctors had told her to give up hope.
The CREATE Health Foundation, led by CREATE’s Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund is funding a new pilot scheme in Merton which aims to educate young people about fertility and the realities of trying to conceive at different stages of life.
Undergoing fertility treatment can be a stressful process, but as this grandmother found, the Natural and Mild Approach of CREATE Fertility can make a big difference to the treatment experience.
Merton CCG has selected CREATE Fertility to provide IVF to local NHS patients.
Our Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund answers 12 FAQs on egg freezing.
Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund calls for a national tariff on IVF for NHS patients, to prevent a postcode lottery in NHS funding.
A new important study of UK data suggests that more caution is needed when recommending IVF.
Through our charitable arm, the Create Health Foundation, we have started working with schools and charities to deliver fertility education
A detailed and powerful study from the US shows that increased stimulation reduces the chance of IVF success.
We go through some of the common misconceptions about egg freezing.
Women are faced with a barrage of conflicting messages about their fertility. Currently the focus in schools is on preventing pregnancy. But is this the right approach, or should schools also include information about the decline in fertility?
Researchers in Australia have come up with a new way of examining embryos in IVF. Using lasers they have been able to examine the ways that cells differentiate in the growing embryo.
PGD stands for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. It refers to the genetic screening of embryos prior to implantation, when one of the cells is removed and genetically profiled.
Many patients with low AMH results are turned away from clinics or steered towards treatment with donor eggs. However it is possible to use your own eggs and still get pregnant with low AMH results, as Sarah can attest.
CREATE Fertility Clinic offers expert 3D/4D ultrasound scanning in pregnancy led by the pioneer of ultrasound diagnostics, Professor Stuart Campbell. Professor Campbell is renowned for introducing new techniques in obstetrics.
The relationship between the speed of cell division and embryo competence is becoming a valid alternative for selecting embryos, which have the best potential for implantation.
Our Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund, has been in the news recently after writing a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling for greater fertility education in schools.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is the umbrella term given to describe a number of different treatments that can be performed to help achieve pregnancy.
Writing for Business Insider, Ellie Kincaid discusses an important but often overlooked aspect of IVF treatment – that success is by no means guaranteed. With this in mind, should clinics be considering more carefully the health and wellbeing of their patients?
The pioneers of Natural and Mild IVF have devised a new way of treating women which aims to significantly reduce the stress and health risks of IVF treatment: segmented IVF.
Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund has been featured in The Guardian as she has written to the newly reinstated education secretary, Nicky Morgan to introduce fertility awareness to teenagers.
One of the main reasons that CREATE specialises in natural and mild treatment is that the high stimulation given in conventional IVF treatment can lead to significant side effects. Here one of our patients Jennifer tells her story.
The world of fertility can be a confusing one. Here we go though the different types of fertility treatments available one by one.
Since recent advances in technology made it a viable option, CREATE Fertility’s Medical Director Geeta Nargund has expounded the benefits of egg freezing and been an advocate for its use.
Going through IVF treatment can be a stressful process. There are many potentially stressful factors during the course of treatment, but there are also techniques that can be used to reduce stress and make IVF treatment an easier experience.
What is Natural IVF? Natural IVF refers to IVF which uses fewer drugs that traditional IVF, and works within a woman’s own natural cycle. We describe the differences between Natural and conventional IVF here.
The Fabulous Magazine with The Sun on Sunday have published a story on parents funding their children’s IVF treatment. Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund has been quoted in the magazine.
For those for whom the dream of motherhood has not yet been realised, Mother’s Day can be a difficult day. This year, if you are feeling helpless, take your fertility back into your own hands and make some positive steps towards motherhood.
The Telegraph has published Professor Geeta Nargund’s article explaining the fertility options that are now available thanks to medical advancements. You can read the full article here.
Our Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Halebury as part of International Women’s Day. She shared her thoughts on Business and her career in fertility. Read the full article here.
The face of fertility is changing. Increasing equality and changes in society mean that more women are choosing to delay motherhood. We discuss egg freezing as a way to preserve fertility.
Recent research has revealed that it may be possible to delay the implantation of an embryo into the endometrium (uterus lining). This could have implications for the future of IVF.
Read a heart-warming testimonial from one of our patients.
'Create provides a much needed alternative to the full IVF process'. Read this testimonial from one of our patients here.
'We received fertility treatment from Create Wimbledon last May, having had unsuccessful IVF treatment elsewhere and were thrilled to get pregnant following your programme. We now have a healthy, beautiful baby.'
Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund has commented on an article by the Huffington Post regarding women exercising during pregnancy. You can read the full story here.
Friday 30th January saw a meeting of minds as practitioners, scientists and policy makers from around the world met to discuss the future of assisted reproduction technologies at this year’s ISMAAR Congress in London.
Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Christine Armstrong from the International Business Times about her desire to see the end of stressful and dangerous conventional IVF.
If you are planning to have a baby, there are things to consider and many things that may help to improve your chances, which we detail here.
Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Women’s Health. The interview covers issues from how Professor Nargund began her career in IVF to research that will help IVF in the future. Read it here.
An exciting development has been made, which could revolutionise IVF treatment, as a team of scientists have finally discovered how to create sperm and egg cells in the lab.
Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Future Medicine regarding the need for a fresh approach to IVF. You can read the full interview.
CREATE Fertility helped a patient with her second child.
It seems that through choice or necessity, more women than ever are having children in their 40s. Fortunately, there has never been a better chance of getting pregnant over 40 than in the present day. What are your chances of getting pregnant and how can you maximise them?
Since IVF was pioneered by Sir Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe in 1978, IVF has helped thousands and thousands of people become parents. Here we outline some of the advantages and disadvantages of IVF.
Sally Peck of The Telegraph interviews Professor Geeta Nargund on egg freezing. You can read the interview here.
Professor Geeta Nargund has been mentioned in The Telegraph’s story on parents providing financial help to their daughters for egg freezing. You can read the full story here.
Professor Geeta Nargund answers 12 frequently asked questions about egg freezing for the Huffington Post. You can read it here
Professor Geeta Nargund has been quoted in the Daily Mail regarding the cost of fertility treatment and the options available to people needing treatment. You can read the full story here.
Widespread discussion has taken place after it was announced that some world famous technology companies will be offering to pay female staff to preserve their fertility by freezing their eggs.
Our St Paul’s European Centre of Excellence Fertility Clinic in London was featured on Sky New’s coverage of employers paying for women to have their eggs frozen should they chose to.
Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund answered questions for the Huffington Post about sperm and causes of male infertility. You can read the full post by following this link.
IVF as a treatment for couples struggling to conceive was developed in the 1970s. The pioneer of this technique was Sir Robert Edwards. His successful technique led to the birth of Louise in 1978. We take you through the various steps involved in this revolutionary treatment.
This September will see CREATE Fertility launch the European Centre of Excellence for Natural and Mild IVF at St. Paul’s London.
A testimonial from one of our patients about her experience at CREATE Fertility.
We would like to thank the team at CREATE Fertility from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream of becoming parents to a beautiful boy come true.
Our Medical Director – Professor Geeta Nargund was quoted in the Financial Times regarding women’s choices to both a career and parenthood. Read the full article here.
36 years after the first IVF baby was born using natural IVF, Dr Geeta Nargund was asked by Babyworld to explain to prospective parents the importance of researching fertility treatment
Professor Geeta Nargund writes for Baby World’s website. 36 years after the first IVF baby was born using natural IVF, Dr Geeta Nargund explains to babyworlds’ prospective parents the importance of researching your fertility.
Professor Nargund comments on an article in the Daily Mail. She says that while, in general, women’s chances of conceiving fall sharply in their 40s, they should continue to take precautions if they don't want to fall pregnant.
“We had a very pleasant experience from the get go, staff very accommodating. Explained everything in detail and had the same professionals assisting us from start to finish."
This testimonial is long overdue. A healthy bundle of joy keeps you very busy! I cannot thank Prof Nargund enough for giving me the chance of having a baby with my own eggs.
Thank you all so much for the mild and less intensive approach which my body seemed to appreciate. You were all compassionate and informative throughout the process which made
I do believe God guided me to be treated there by very nice doctors and staff. I am 46 years old, 20 weeks pregnant and everything is normal.
With CREATE I felt that my treatment was tailored to what would be best for me and felt hopeful of success. This was after a previous unsuccessful course of IVF at another clinic.
The advent of the pill in the 1960's is regarded as a seminal moment in the history of female emancipation. But although women are able to decide not to get pregnant, when they want to get pregnant is not yet always under their control. Egg freezing may be the answer to this says Professor Nargund.
Professor Nargund, a pioneer in Natural/Mild IVF and active campaigner for female fertility rights, has been awarded the Chairman’s award for most outstanding candidate at the AWA Awards.
Women unquestionably have the right to both an outstanding career and a fulfilled home life, but the reality isn’t so simple. The tensions between career and motherhood cannot be dismissed. We discuss.
It is our great pleasure to announce that Professor Nargund has been shortlisted for the Science and Technology category at the 2014 First Women Awards in association with Lloyds Banking.
There is increasing evidence that conditions in the womb can have long-lasting effects on the child’s health.
The Daily Mail also covered the story about the increase in IVF treatment for single women. Professor Nargund’s comments to the Sunday Times are included.
If you are a single woman looking to have a baby using IVF you are likely to be fertile so it is unnecessary to have treatments which use a lot of drugs.
A service that creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people’s DNA will allow parents to screen out genetic disorders – and perhaps much more. Professor Nargund gives her expert advice.
Singletons give up on Mr Right and opt for IVF by Nicky Harley – The Sunday Times – Published: 6 April 2014 Professor Nargund shares her experiences of the single women who have come to CREATE Fertility.
Professor Nargund is one of over 50 women working in the arts, business, medical, media, humanities, finance, sports and public sectors have been shortlisted for the 15th Asian Women of the Year Awards.
Sky News join the debate about single women and parenthood. Professor Nargund explains how they are helped in our clinic.
Create Fertility's favoured approach of 'natural' and 'mild IVF' comes out positively in this analysis.
Professor Nargund’s latest Huffington Post blog discusses the issue of fertility in relation to gender equality. For society to thrive, women must thrive, and this means being able to make choices about their own bodies, particularly with regards to fertility.
First British women to have £1,000 ‘no-frills’ IVF: Budget procedure inspired by Alka-Seltzer to be available within weeks. Despite its low-tech approach, a pilot study showed the treatment to be as effective as the conventional equivalent.
Couples who find they have fertility problems should consider the health of mother and baby before starting treatment.
We are thrilled to announce that Professor Nargund is a winner of Red Magazine’s Women’s award for 2013 as “The Woman of the year for services to Charities and Community”.
After four failed attempts at IVF at a cost of more than £50,000 this Bristol couple became pregnant using Natural IVF.
A brief explanation of the differences between mild and modified natural cycle IVF.
It has been found that a £175 IVF method is MORE successful than the traditional method that costs thousands.
On September 28th, we are holding an open day in Bristol in order to give more people an opportunity to meet us and hear about our unique expertise and services.
To date about five million people have been born after in vitro fertilisation and this method is regarded as an effective and safe technique, with about a third of attempts resulting in pregnancy and a quarter in live births.
Scientists say test tube-babies could be made for 200 euros with a laboratory the size of a shoebox.
Professor Nargund's New Huffington Post blog describing a new breakthrough in making IVF treatment more accessible.
Geeta Nargund - ‘There are a lot of women out there who can’t afford IVF and can’t get it on the NHS either. It is heartbreaking.’ A new IVF kit could help to change this.
A leading fertility expert is calling for greater awareness of mild-stimulation IVF following new research which reveals that extremely high oestrogen levels, brought about by over-response to stimulation in IVF, may be the underlying cause of complications in IVF pregnancies.
Two papers published in the journal Fertility and Sterility support the hypothesis that extremely high estrogen levels at the time of embryo transfer increase the risk that infants will be born small for their gestational age and the risk of preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that can threaten the lives of both mother and child.
Oocyte cryopreservation has emerged as especially important for female fertility preservation, the dramatic increase in the number of infants born from vitrified oocytes indicates that it is becoming one of the most important intervention options.
It is well known that the risk of venous thromboembolism is increased during normal pregnancy. According to data from Sweden and Norway during the early 1990s venous thromboembolism occurred in slightly more than one out of 1000 pregnant women.
Here at Create Health Clinic, we are proud to offer unique and reliable fertility testing 'MOT's' for both men and women. Read on to find out more info.
Hope for childless couples as revolutionary £170 method unveiled.
A "no frills" IVF kit assembled for £180 is as successful as conventional fertility techniques costing £5,000, a landmark study has found.
We have a number of upcoming FREE open days for you to take advantage of this summer. Read on to find out when our next open day is and what
I found Create to be fantastic, I loved how small and personal it was, and the 'natural' IVF approach clearly worked in our situation. We are just about to
Create Health has been making and sharing the news since its inception in 2000.
Geeta Nargund: "In my work and medical research, I’ve seen an increase in the number of women actively seeking out Natural or Mild approaches as their first choice for IVF treatment."
Natural and Mild IVF use significantly lower levels of drugs than conventional IVF, and are considered by many to be safer and healthier for both mother and baby.
Professor Nargund speaks to Kate Silverton about IVF on Radio 4's You & Yours. Listen on the Radio 4 website
Read on to find out about our 'Baby Party' celebrating 35 years since the worlds first IVF baby was born. Find out how families shared stories and advice.
Trying to start a family can be a challenge, and many women want to know all the facts to give themselves the best chance of conception and give their baby the best start in life.
Create Health's lead fertility nurse Freda Cuffe explains how we calculate how many appointments are needed for a cycle of Natural Cycle IVF.
As with a lot of fertility issues, there are a lot of myths and a lot of rumours about high blood pressure in pregnancy. As a scientist, a doctor, and a mother, I firmly believe that all women have a right to know the facts about their fertility, health and well-being.
Fertility testing is becoming ever important as we continue to develop Natural and Mild IVF approaches.Read on to find out about our one-stop-fertilitytesting.
Low egg reserve is something that many older women may have to face. So how can natural IVF treatment help? Be sure to read on to find out more information.
Professor Sir Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe pioneered IVF treatment and were committed to the ideals of “Natural/Mild IVF and IVM” and the long-term safety in IVF.
We approached CREATE in November 2011. This was after undergoing 10 cycles of traditional treatment at two top tier London clinics, all of which did not result in implantation. One
Capping the total cost of an IVF cycle could help more women have access to fertility treatments, says a leading expert. Dr Geeta Nargund, Medical Director at Create Health, believes setting a national tariff for all IVF treatments would encourage best practice amongst both public and private sectors, as well as reduce costs.
ISMAAR: Leading the global agenda for a more physiological, patient-centred, accessible and safer approaches in ART
With advances in Egg Freezing, Create Health Clinic are able to offer their own egg vitrification procedures, but what does it mean and what will it involve?
IVF has come on leaps and bounds and there is now a way of achieving insemination without the use of drugs thanks to the revolutionary Natural IVF with IVM.
We must be cautious before we advocate routine screening of embryos and freezing of embryos as they are invasive techniques.
This scientific article from Denmark confirms the fact that your mother’s age of menopause is the most important genetic factor in determining your egg reserve and age of menopause. “If there
Unsuccessful IVF is difficult to accept but is not uncommon. Embryo implantation is a complex process and some common causes of failure can be due to poor endometrial lining (endometrium)
A mother's story of how natural cycle IVF helped her to have a baby after failed IVF elsewhere.
40 year old diagnosed with breast cancer came to us and successfully had eggs taken and frozen before treatment without using any drugs.
34 year old with PCOS who had OHSS with conventional IVF successfully conceives with natural cycle IVF,
One-stop fertility scan reveals low blood flow to the womb, a change of diet and course aspirin and they were able to conceive naturally.
38 year old with high FSH and low egg reserve successfully has two children with her own eggs.
43 year old with very low egg reserve and low AMH has a baby using her own egg with natural IVF.
35 year old with blocked fallopian tubes tries natural cycle IVF for the first time and it's successful.
A 36 year old with severe endometriosis conceived after her second cycle of IVF using her own egg.
Aggressive fertility treatments practised at IVF clinics in the UK are putting women and babies at risk, experts say. Daily Telegraph Read Full Article
This extraordinary achievement is due to the extraordinary people working at this clinic.
A pregnancy on my first attempt at ivf/icsi on a modified natural cycle! I am thrilled beyond imagination and hoping for the best!
Professor Geeta Nargund, head of reproductive medicine at St George’s Hospital in London, said that high-dose stimulation led to side-effects, including ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS), a potentially fatal illness.
According to Professor Geeta Nargund, high-dose stimulation can lead to a condition known as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, OHSS, which at its most severe can cause kidney failure and death and is now one of the biggest cases of maternal mortality in England and Wales.
Professor Geeta Nargund to appear on Channel 4’s 4thought on Sunday 13th May 2012. Watch the video.
Fertility firm offers Cambridge University girls £750 for eggs as critics blast program for targeting ‘financially vulnerable’ students. Leaflets were stuck in their university pigeonholes, making an emotional plea to help a couple unable to have children.
Our medical director Professor Geeta Nargund is personally campaigning for safety, quality and accessibility in IVF.
Dr. Geeta Nargund, president of the International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction, has been at the forefront of using low-dose IVF in England.
Natural cycle IVF works within the woman’s natural cycle, the naturally selected, single mature egg is collected from the ovary for fertilisation and a single embryo is transferred.
Professor Geeta Nargund, head of reproductive medicine at St George’s Hospital, south London, told a conference in Copenhagen that there was increasing evidence that the standard method of IVF used in the UK was detrimental to the health of women.
IVF linked to ovarian tumours (BBC News Online, 27 October 2011) Researchers from The Netherlands publishing in Human Reproduction have found that ovarian stimulation, used in fertility treatments to increase the number of eggs that can be harvested, may be linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
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