Before you start any kind of fertility treatment it is important to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident with the environment you will receive treatment in and the team that will support you.
To help you make this decision, at CREATE Fertility we run monthly, free open days allowing you to meet the team and find out more about our services before you commit to treatment.
Our open days are open to anyone who wants to find out more about fertility or Natural and Mild IVF.
If there isn’t an event at a convenient time for you please contact us to arrange an initial consultation.
A standard agenda for an open day is as follows:
Tickets are free but numbers are limited to enable us to give you the best possible attention so please register to book your place.
I first began my journey to pursue motherhood 10 years ago. When it became apparent after a year that my husband and I were not naturally able to conceive, I was referred for NHS fertility treatment. This involved a journey 60 miles away, however we were pleased to be approved for 3 IUI treatments and 2 IVF treatments.
The conventional methods of IVF involved very high dosage drugs which caused adverse side effects and did not lead to success. The consultant advised I asked a relative for eggs to donate, as if it was that simple! There was no recognition for my natural instincts to have my own biological child. He suggested I do not waste my money so I did not return to the clinic. Following this we decided to continue fertility treatment closer to home as I was still in my early 30s and was advised it was worth continuing attempts with conventional IVF.
I always knew that at one point I would have children and I was never worried about it, yet I almost missed my chance. I enjoyed my youth, built my career, travelled a lot and I expected to meet the right partner along the way and eventually build a family “the standard way” but that unfortunately didn’t happen.
As I approached 40 and split up from my partner, it struck me that I would likely lose the chance to ever become a mum if I wasn’t actively doing something about it. This is when I decided to start fertility treatment by myself. Now I realise how lucky I am to be the mother of an adorable little girl.
We had been together nearly four years when we decided to have fertility treatment. We had just bought our first house together and it felt like the right time to start a family. We heard about CREATE from a friend and decided to attend an open day.
My husband and I went for our initial consultation towards the end of last year. We had a history of two ICSIs without fresh transfer, and 3 frozen transfers, only one of which led to a clinical pregnancy followed by a miscarriage at 9 weeks.
We started our first Mild IVF cycle at St. Paul’s in the beginning of February and we have just had a fresh embryo transfer, so we do not yet know the outcome of this cycle. However, we wanted to pause and say thank you at this stage for designing an excellent protocol for us, and to express our appreciation of the whole clinical and nursing team. Our experience with all of the clinical staff has been excellent.
IVF is a horrible process but your team and the protocol you designed really worked for me. I had 10 mature eggs after 9 days of mild stimulation with 5 good embryos by day 5. I think you can see this as a real success for your mild strategy, and your focus on quality not quantity. My previous best cycle had about 18 mature eggs but that only led to about the same number of day 5 embryos, and that involved a freeze-all protocol to deal with the OHSS risk and nearly 8 months from start to finish for a single transfer.
Now we have all our fingers and toes crossed for a positive pregnancy test.
We can't thank you enough for your help in creating our family. Throughout the treatment process all the staff were incredibly encouraging- we always felt at ease and positive about the experience. We were blessed to have success first time round with the Mild IVF and ICSI and went on to have our beautiful twin boys. We would recommend the CREATE clinic to anyone considering or attempting fertility treatment. Having been to a few other open days we are so glad we decided to take the leap with you guys. A place that will now always hold a place in our hearts.
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