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IVF stands for in-vitro fertilisation, it is a very successful procedure that can help with many causes of infertility including, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Polycystic Ovaries and sperm considerations. The IVF procedure involves fertilising eggs with sperm outside of the body to create embryos, these are then implanted back into the womb.
We know that undergoing fertility treatment can be an anxious and stressful time. Our team will guide and support you throughout your journey whilst ensuring that they deliver first class clinical results. Please read our step by step guide on what to expect from your IVF journey below.
Your treatment journey begins with a consultation with your doctor to discuss your medical history and if necessary, any recommendations for further investigations. We focus on the detail so that we design an individualised treatment plan to deliver the best possible results for you. You will spend time with one of our expert nurses who will guide you through the process and be on hand to provide you with care and support throughout your journey.
When you are ready to start your IVF cycle you will be administered fertility medications for ovulation induction, which will help your ovaries produce ‘mature eggs’ that are ready for fertilisation. We will closely monitor your cycle to ensure an optimal response to your treatment. This monitoring will involve tracking follicle growth by ultrasound and testing blood hormone levels.
Our expert team of doctors and embryologists have 20+ years of experience and will evaluate each individual patient to determine the best time to collect your eggs and at exactly the right time for you a specifically-timed trigger will be given. The trigger makes the eggs mature and ovulate and when you are ready you will come to the clinic for your eggs to be collected.
The egg collection is performed under sedation, which is a minor outpatient procedure, eliminating the need for an overnight stay. During the egg collection the sperm sample is evaluated and prepared. On the day of egg collection, the eggs and sperm are mixed together. On the following day, the embryologist will contact you to let you know how many eggs have fertilised to form embryos.
The embryos will be cultured until ready for transfer to the uterus, in our state-of-the-art lab, which has the optimal environment and leading-edge air purification. About 3-5 days after egg retrieval, you will be asked to attend the clinic for the embryo transfer and one or more selected embryos will be transferred by your doctor.
Approximately two weeks following the embryo transfer, it will be time to do your pregnancy test. A follow up appointment with your doctor will ensure you are fully supported following your test result and will provide an opportunity to discuss any steps from there.
We’ll organise for you to have complimentary, separate, one to one video consultations with one of our senior consultants, a senior embryologist, our fertility nutritionist and our Patient Services Director. Discuss your personal fertility situation from the comfort of your own home, and take back control.
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At The Evewell we recognise the importance of offering tailored care. We always create personalised treatment plans based on your specific needs, and so the below prices are only a guide and may vary. We know that fertility treatment is a considerable financial commitment and our prices and packages are designed to be transparent, clear and fair. Our team are always on hand to chat this through if you have any questions or concerns.
To get a better understanding of your IVF journey we encourage you to book in at one of our Open Days, where you will get a guided tour of our unique IVF centre and your attendance guarantees you a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert IVF doctors. During these consultations you will be able to discuss your situation privately and ask any questions you may have.
|Fertility Ultrasound Scan||£190|
|Female profile (Hep B core antibody, Hep B surface antigen,
Hep C, HIV, FBC, Chlamydia Gonorrhoea, Reubella, HTLV I+II, Hb electrophoresis)
|Male profile (Hep B core antibody, Hep B surface antigen,
Hep C, HIV, Chlamydia Gonorrhoea, HTLV I+II)
|Fertility profile: FSH, LH, oestradiol, AMH, Thyroid function||£225|
|LH, Oestradiol x 3||£86 each|
|Progesterone x 2||£33 each|
|Estimated medication per IVF cycle||£800 – £1,500|
|In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) (Includes ultrasound scans during your cycle, theatre charges, anaesthetic charges, and doctors’ fees for your egg collection and embryo transfer)||£3,750|
|Blastocyst culture (day 3 to 5)||£595|
|Total Estimated Cost of Sample IVF Cycle||£7,014|
Like all medical procedures and medications, there are some possible risks and side effects as a result of IVF. So, don’t be worried if you experience any of the below:
We know that whatever brings you to the Evewell may be stressful or uncomfortable, so our dedicated team will be on hand to support you throughout the process, to provide you with the most comfortable and reassuring experience possible.
Dr Christian Ottolini, our highly experienced Lab Director, is passionate about his work and is constantly innovating and ensuring clinical excellence to deliver first class results for his patients.
Our state-of-the-art lab uses cutting edge science and understanding to optimise the environment for the development of your gametes and embryos. Our air purification system eliminates toxins and ensures the highest quality conditions for your embryos.
Our GERI incubators nurture each of your embryos to its full potential and uses an integrated embryo monitoring system to watch over each embryo as it develops. This innovative incubator assists our highly skilled lab team, experts in the field of early embryo development, in making the best decisions to optimise your treatment plan.
There are multiple other treatments that we provide as part of the IVF cycle that you may want to explore, you can read more about these by clicking on the links below:
Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection. A single sperm is injected into a mature egg to fertilise
Intrauterine-insemination. Prepared sperm is transferred into the uterus in synchrony with ovulation