Support on your fertility journey
Going through fertility treatment can be a very difficult time. It can bring about emotional, physical and financial strain and the stress can begin to take a toll before you even decide to undergo treatment. Even the research stage can be overwhelming and stressful for all those involved, therefore support networks are really important.
With our natural approach to IVF, which is safer and kinder on women’s physical health, at the forefront of everything we do, we aim to minimise the negative aspects of fertility treatment as much as possible.
Whether you are considering treatment with us, or are an existing patient, we are here to support you. We employ an empathetic staff body who are always mindful of the stresses that patients may be undergoing.
Lee, our patient support co-ordinator, has read, listened and researched many different areas surrounding infertility and related treatments since she was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 15.
Lee first visited a fertility clinic at the age of 25 and due to the high stimulation drugs used in her treatment, she developed a complication known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and as a result suffered a heart attack.
Fortunately, Lee came across CREATE and had her first daughter, safely, with the help of our natural IVF protocol. The pregnancy kick-started her ovulation and she fell pregnant naturally with her second daughter two years later. You can read Lee’s full story here – Lee’s Story
Her past experience with high-stimulation IVF made Lee passionate about raising awareness around the dangers of high-stimulation IVF, and she joined CREATE to support other people on their fertility journey.
As a past patient, Lee know how important it is to fully understand your options and what the process involves. Her role is to answer any questions you may have regarding treatment and to give advice, guidance and emotional support where needed.
She is available to answer any questions or concerns at some of our free information evenings and through email. She also hosts a private Facebook support group for patients in treatment where they can seek peer to peer support in a safe space.
Current patients should email Lee if they would like to join the private Facebook group. All requested will be verified so please expect Lee to ask you a few questions to confirm your identity.
To contact Lee, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to access support outside CREATE, some useful organisations are listed below:
Infertility Network UK: http://www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/
Fertility Friends: http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/
British Infertility Counselling Association: http://www.bica.net/