Why do we have criteria?
Why do we have criteria?
We believe that our treatments are suitable for the majority of IVF patients. However, we want to keep your IVF journey simple, safe and effective so we have some criteria which our patients need to meet:
- BMI below 30 – Our simplified process and protocols are not suitable for women with a BMI of over 30 as there are increased health and safety risks for women with a high BMI, and therefore a more personalised fertility treatment is required.
- Age 37 or below – Our protocols have been developed to give the best success rates for women of this age. Women over the age of 37 normally require a more complex and personalised fertility treatment.
- Good ovarian reserve – Women with low ovarian reserve are likely to respond poorly to our simplified process and protocols. If you have a low ovarian reserve you will require a more personalised fertility treatment.
What if you don't meet the criteria?
If you do not meet the treatment criteria at abc ivf don't worry, we can stil help you by referring you to our sister clinic - CREATE Fertility. CREATE are experts in successfully treating more complex fertility issues.
If you don't meet the abc ivf criteria, phone us and we will be happy to put you in touch with CREATE Fertility.
Frequently asked questions
abc ivf offers couples and single women the lowest cost of IVF cycle in the UK. We also offer additional techniques alongside our IVF treatment protocols, such as ICSI, for couples where male factor infertility is present.
IVF (In vitro fertilisation)
IVF is the process of fertilising eggs and sperm outside of the human body, in a laboratory dish. During IVF, the woman’s eggs are collected and mixed with sperm in the laboratory where their fertilisation will be monitored. The embryos created will then be transferred into the woman’s womb to grow and develop.
ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
ICSI is the technique where a sperm is selected in the laboratory and injected directly into the egg. This differs from standard IVF, where prepared sperm are left in a petri dish with the egg to fertilise naturally. ICSI technique is effective for several types of sperm problems and can facilitate fertilisation even with low quantities or quality of sperm.
If you require any additional diagnosis tests or complex fertility treatment, we can refer you to our partner clinic CREATE Fertility where you can receive specialist treatment.
abc ivf can also offer low cost IVF treatment to single women and lesbian couples using sperm donation. Donation services must be arranged with CREATE Fertility.
The first step to starting treatment at our clinic is to book an Initial Consultation and Scan. This is a 45 minute appointment with a specialist Nurse Consultant.
The first part of the appointment includes an advanced Pelvic Assessment Scan which will help us assess your egg reserve, the health of your uterus, endometrium (lining of the womb), ovaries and follicles.
You will then have a consultation with your Consultant who will explain your results, discuss your medical history, answer any questions you may have and talk you through your individualised treatment plan.
If you are ready to go ahead, you can start treatment as soon as your next menstrual cycle.