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Your patient journey

The first step to starting IVF treatment with us is checking that you meet our simple eligibility criteria; if you do then the next step is to book your Virtual Consultation and Scan with one of our experienced nurse consultants.

Following your first appointment you can see the rest of your journey below.

1. Virtual Consultation and Scan

During this 45 minute appointment a specialist Nurse Consultant will assess your fertility health by performing an advanced ultrasound scan. We will then discuss your results, go through your medical history, treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

Initial Consultation & Scan
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2. Treatment Consultation

Your Nurse Consultant will also talk through each step of your treatment plan and explain when and how to take your medication to ensure you feel comfortable, positive and fully understand the next steps.

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3. Monitoring Scans and Blood Tests

During treatment you will be closely monitored with scans and blood tests which will allow us to determine the right time to collect your eggs. Each appointment takes around 20 minutes and patients will have around 2 or 3 scans during their treatment cycle.

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4. Egg Collection

When your eggs have reached maturity as assessed by ultrasound scan, you will come in for your Egg Collection procedure where an IVF Consultant will collect the eggs from your ovaries. The Egg Collection procedure takes around 45 minutes and takes place at CREATE Fertility, our sister clinic, under sedation.

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5. Embryology

The collected eggs and sperm will then be fertilised in the laboratory at CREATE Fertility. Fertilisation and embryo development will be carefully monitored by the embryology team.

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6. Embryo Transfer

3 or 5 days after egg collection, depending on each individual case, the embryo/s will be ready to be transferred into the womb. The Embryo Transfer procedure usually takes around 30 minutes and does not require sedation.

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7. Pregnancy Blood Test

2 weeks after your embryo transfer, you will have a pregnancy blood test which looks at your Beta hCG (pregnancy hormone) blood levels to determine whether your treatment has been successful.

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What to expect at abc ivf

Watch our video to see how the patient journey works at abc, it's very similar to any other IVF clinic but much simpler.