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 our next fertility open evening on Saturday 4th March 2017: 

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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.

Register below to attend our next open day:

 

Saturday 4th March 2017 11am

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Litfield House
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Single woman IVF with own eggs and donor sperm

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.

With an AMH of 0.44, no other clinic would have considered this. What horrid thoughts of my baby girl not being here and how empty life was before her. However, with the friendly approach and clinical skills of the doctors, nurses and embryologists, the third natural modified cycle achieved two good quality eggs from my three remaining follicles, both fertilised and were put "back where they belong" with me. I'll never forget those words the doctor said during the embryo transfer. After 14 years of a strong desire to have a baby, with no partner in sight, it felt completely natural to have two tiny embryos inside me. How important it is for the woman and child that women with critically low ovarian reserve are given a chance to use their own eggs by Create, especially when there is already a need for a sperm donor. All the staff at Create Health strike the tricky balance of being professional, yet approachable and relaxed and also what we patients have to learn - the balance between being realistic but positive. We have also had some laughs along the way. I will never forget the tiny being that didn't grow, but for the sake of my daughter, I will be visiting Create again soon to try for a sibling for her. I'm not phased by doing IVF Create's way, the more natural way again - knowing many friends who haven't shared such positive experiences with their clinic, there's no greater recommendation than that!'

“We were told that IVF wasn’t going to work for us … I now have an amazing little girl.”

It was over six years ago when my partner, Russell, and I started trying for a baby. I got pregnant naturally in 2012 and 2013, but sadly miscarried on both occasions. It was after the two miscarriages that we decided to seek help from the medical profession to see if there was anything we could do to prevent the miscarriages in future and also see what we could do to help the conception process along as it seemed to be taking longer to conceive. 

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I was told I couldn't conceive...but am now a mother thanks to CREATE

When.... was told that her low AMH meant that she couldn't conceive, she and her husband were ready to give up hope of having a biological child. However, after finding out about CREATE's more natural approach, she came to clinic and fell pregnant with a little boy.

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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.

One egg and one sperm

Dear Professor Nargund,
We firstly wanted to say a huge thank you for doing our embryo transfer procedure last week. We are now back home in Cornwall – keeping relatively rested – and hoping for a positive result in 10 days time, fingers crossed …

We also wanted to pass on how positive our whole Create experience was again this time, all of the staff were incredibly helpful, supportive and professional, and we felt that we were in the best possible hands.”

Our fertility journey started in 2009 when we discovered that my partner had a very low sperm count (some samples found no sperm at all, some found only 1 or 2 sperm).  At this stage my partner was 46 And I was 29.   My partner did quite a few samples which we froze in the hope that we would be able to get pregnant using these if no sperm were found on the day of egg collection during IVF.  I had had various tests and none seemed to suggest any cause for concern.  We began our first IVF cycle (a long protocol) in 2010 but I was absolutely devastated when my first scan showed no response.  We waited another couple of days – still no response, so the cycle was cancelled.  I was so shocked and upset as I had thought that there were no problems on my side.  The consultant at our local clinic suggested I have my AMH re-tested and it was less than 2.  It had been 8 when I’d been tested less than a year before and for some reason had dropped suddenly.  The consultant told us that our only real chance was to go for egg donation.

Despite the advice, we tried another cycle using my eggs, this time a short protocol.  Amazingly, I had 8 follicles growing, but only 3 eggs were collected (the rest of the follicles were empty).  All three eggs fertilised, two were put back, but sadly did not result in a positive pregnancy result.

We knew we wanted to try again using my eggs but thought we would try going to a London clinic that saw a lot of women with low AMH, rather than going to our local clinic where the consultant didn’t have confidence in achieving a pregnancy using my eggs.  In June 2011 we did a 3rd cycle with a London clinic that uses high doses of stimulation drugs.  Five eggs were collected although only 2 were mature enough to use.  Both fertilised and were put back, and we achieved a positive pregnancy result.  The rest of that cycle is a very long story, but sadly we miscarried at 11 weeks.

Our 4th IVF cycle began in October 2011 and this time we went to Create, having attended an initial consultation we decided we on the advice of doctors at Create to try ‘natural’ IVF with the aim of focusing on egg quality and reducing the strain on the body of having high doses of stimulation drugs when I was unlikely to produce many eggs.  During this fourth cycle I had two follicles growing, and two eggs were collected, both fertilised but only 1 embryo was strong enough to put back.  I thought the chances of this pregnancy working were so slim – only one embryo, plus my partner hadn’t been able to be with me during the egg collection day due to unchangeable work issues so we’d had to use frozen sperm – knowing that each vial may only have 1 or 2 sperm I thought it was so unlikely it would work.  BUT – two weeks later we had a positive pregnancy result, 7 weeks later there was a heartbeat .. and 9 months later we had a beautiful daughter who is now 11 months old.

I wanted to share our story to give hope to anyone out there who is wondering if it can happen – we were lucky enough to find that it can!  Our situation seemed pretty hopeless at one point – hardly any sperm, hardly any eggs, but it still worked in the end.

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 start a new cycle with Create in the hope of having a sibling for our daughter as we are just loving the experience of being parents.  I know how blessed we are, and wish anyone reading this the very best of luck.

Patient Stories

  • Single woman IVF with own eggs and donor sperm

  • “We were told that IVF wasn’t going to work for us … I now have an amazing little girl.”
    Sam and Russell talk about their IVF journey and having a baby with CREATE

  • I was told I couldn't conceive...but am now a mother thanks to CREATE

  • Successful IVF after failure elsewhere

  • One egg and one sperm

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