Bristol open days and evenings

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.

Register for the next open evening in Bristol:

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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:

  • 10:45 - 11 am - arrival at the event; you will be handed a numbered ticket which will indicate your queue position for your mini-consultation
  • 11 am - 12 noon – talk from Dr Kalra, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine covering CREATE Fertility, Natural & Mild IVF and general fertility information
  • 12 noon - 12:15 pm – question & answer session with Dr Kalra
  • 12:30 pm – one-to-one mini consultations with Dr Kalra, these are provided on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are free but numbers are limited to enable us to give you the best possible attention so please register to book your place.

Wednesday 31st May 2017 6pm

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CREATE Fertility Bristol
Litfield House
1 Litfield Place
Bristol
BS8 3LS
UK

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'CREATE completely took the stress out of IVF'

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. The other clinics I went to were selling me far too many expensive drugs that all did the same thing. Having too many unnecessary drugs did not benefit me and I suspect might have caused me to have a missed miscarriage by interfering with my egg quality.

At CREATE, the drug content is kept to the most minimal levels possible. The clinic is completely genuine, honest and does not take advantage of people. Other clinics make you want to give up on IVF, but not at CREATE Fertility. The clinic is superb, the professionalism and advise is faultless and staff exceptionally friendly (especially Maria Mattia). I have been thoroughly recommending you to everyone and cannot sing your praises enough. You are the only IVF clinic I would recommend.

I am delighted to announce that with the fantastic assistance of CREATE, two of the most beautiful little treasures were born on 4th December. Our son Xavier weighed 5lbs 13oz and our little girl Rennie was born at 5lb 1oz. There were no complications with the pregnancy or birth, and both babies are absolutely perfect and thriving very well. They join their older sister Imogen who was also born through IVF with the help of Dr Melina Stasinou.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all at CREATE Fertility for making our dreams become a reality. The overwhelming feeling of love and happiness is mighty, words cannot describe how thankful we are. God bless.

 

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Successful IVF after failure elsewhere

My husband and I came to Create following unsuccessful treatments at another private clinic. The initial consultation, a gynaecological MOT in April 2011, enabled the early diagnosis of a benign ovarian dermoid cyst. Following the removal of the cyst, we returned to Create for treatment in August, a process which had begun with testicular sperm extraction and concluded with natural cycle IVF. We were successful. Our first IVF attempt resulted in a beautiful baby girl born in April 2012.

The staff at Create were quite simply fantastic- professional, empathetic and positive. I was looking for an environment which would offer individualised treatment and the possibility of examining all options. Natural IVF worked with my cycle and the reduced level of medication was also a major bonus. Create’s vigilance also allayed any worries I had about ovarian hyperstimulation. As Create rightly state, all that is needed is one viable sperm and a healthy egg. The wonderful ethos of this clinic is woman centred prioritising Gynaecological health not statistics.

Being in my early forties, my expectations of having a child were exceedingly low. The attitude of all staff at Create is so genuinely encouraging.  The doctors, consultants, nurses and embryologists cheerfully affirmed my possibilities. During the early stages of my pregnancy I was also able to contact both my doctor and embryologist for advice regarding prenatal testing. This clinic works as a team and has a unified vision. Create really is an extraordinary place with committed staff eager to enable women’s reproductive possibilities safely. My husband and I considered Create to be our support mechanism. This extraordinary achievement is due to the extraordinary people working at this clinic. It should be noted that had we not been successful I would have had absolutely no hesitation in returning to Create for further treatment.

Thank you for designing an excellent protocol for us

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.

A baby with CREATE after 10 unsuccessful cycles elsewhere

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 of these clinics recommended that we give up as the clinical director believed that we had “close to zero” chance of success. The other clinic recommended that we keep going, cycle after cycle, and eventually it would work.

Hence, we were quite sceptical in our early dealings with Create, primarily due to our history.

Create described a different approach with varying levels of stimulation including a natural cycle and a modified natural cycle with some medication. The key was to focus on maximising the quality of a single egg (quality not quantity).

Create made us realise that as I had low ovarian reserve, the quality of the eggs was likely to compromised by heavy ovarian stimulation and hence reduce chances of success i.e.: traditional IVF was never going to work.

So with very low expectations, we embarked on a modified natural cycle. Scan appointments took place every few days at Harley Street. We never felt that we were on a conveyor belt as the waiting room was not over-flowing with patients unlike many other clinics, and generally appointments ran close to their scheduled time.

There were injections to administer the hormones but these were quite manageable and so much less physically and emotionally demanding.

Egg collection took place under sedation (not general anaesthetic as other clinics). We had direct contact with the doctors carrying out the procedure who were willing and available to answer our questions.

After the egg collection and embryo transfer, we were given a more medication to maximise implantation.

Throughout the process, and subsequently, we had access to the clinical team to answer our queries, however trivial.

We were lucky to have a positive pregnancy and a beautiful baby daughter born in December 2012. We would recommend the natural approach to anyone in a similar situation.

(please note we respect out patients privacy when they send us feedback and ask to remain anonymous)

'I had thought about egg freezing for a few years, partly because I am 32 and the reality is that my biological clock is ticking.'

I had thought about egg freezing for a few years, partly because I am 32 and the reality is that my biological clock is ticking. I’ve also had medical problems in the past such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts and part of my cervix removed, so I always worried that I’d have more problems which might affect my fertility. Furthermore, I work for an international children’s charity and spend a lot of time living abroad or travelling from place to place, so my life isn’t yet settled enough for a child.

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Patient Stories

  • 'CREATE completely took the stress out of IVF'

  • Successful IVF after failure elsewhere

  • Thank you for designing an excellent protocol for us
    Couple thank St Pauls clinical and nursing team

  • A baby with CREATE after 10 unsuccessful cycles elsewhere

  • 'I had thought about egg freezing for a few years, partly because I am 32 and the reality is that my biological clock is ticking.'
    Lydia, a 32 year old woman, explains her decision to freeze her eggs

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