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Am I eligible for treatment at abc ivf?

In order to deliver treatment at abc ivf, patients need to meet some simple criteria:

37.svg Be 37 years old or under

The female undergoing treatment needs to be 37 years old or younger.

bmi.svg BMI of 30 or under

The female undergoing treatment needs to have a BMI of 30 or lower.
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good-ovarian-reserve.svg A good ovarian reserve

You need a ‘normal’ or ‘good’ ovarian reserve. We can help you understand your reserve & make a decision on this at your first scan

If you meet the 3 entry criteria we are able to book you in for your Advanced Ultrasound Scan & Virtual Consultation. There are a number of complex medical conditions that could mean you are not eligible for treatment at abc ivf due to our simplified process and protocols. Eligibility for actual treatment will be decided by your clinician after the scan and consultation has taken place. If you have further questions or want to book your Initial Consultation you can online or call 0330 0580 800.


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.

Donor sperm

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.