Croydon Fertility Treatment Centre

Croydon Fertility Treatment Centre has a proud 26-year history of helping build families.

We can offer a full range of investigations to help identify any fertility issues in you or your partner and a wide range of treatments including IVF, ICSI, ovulation induction, frozen embryo replacement treatment and fertility preservation.

Working in close partnership with the London Women’s Clinic in Harley Street, our friendly, dedicated team achieve excellent pregnancy rates, which are consistently above the national average.

We know how important it is for you to create or grow your family and our highly personal service will support you at every stage of your journey.

You can find out more about the treatments and services we offer below.

Your journey

If you have any concerns about your fertility, your first step is to speak to your GP who can arrange some initial tests for you and your partner which can include blood tests to determine hormone levels, semen tests and swabs to check for infections.

The evidence shows that maintaining a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) of under 30 and being a non smoker for at least six months can improve your chances of conceiving. Your doctor might also discuss diet and alcohol advice with you.

If further investigations are needed or it is felt to be appropriate, your GP will refer you to us for further investigations by our fertility specialists.

Our fertility success rates

Fresh IVF and ICSI cycles

Clinical pregnancy rate per Embryo transfer      45.9%

Live birth rate per Embryo transfer                       28.4%

 

Age groups

18-34

Pregnancy rate per Embryo transfer                    51%

Live birth rate per Embryo transfer                      37.3%  

35-37

Pregnancy rate per Embryo transfer                    52.9%

Live birth rate per Embryo transfer                      44.1%

38-39

Pregnancy rate per Embryo transfer                    40.6%

Live birth rate per Embryo transfer                      21.9%

40-42

Pregnancy rate per Embryo transfer                    40%

Live birth rate per Embryo transfer                      4% 

 

What to expect

What to expect at your appointment

You will be seen by either a doctor or nurse specialist and the appointment is likely to last around two hours.

We will take a thorough history from you and your partner, so it is important both of your attend. Please bring with you any relevant copies of previous investigations or letters from medical professionals.

Depending on your individual requirements, we can offer a full range of investigations, which we will discuss with you. These include:

  • Comprehensive assessments for both males and females
  • Cycle monitoring with ultrasound scans
  • Hormone profiling
  • Laparoscopy and Dye Tests
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Semen analysis (in partnership with neighbouring hospitals)

 

Follow up appointment

Once we have the results of the investigations we will arrange for your to return to the centre to speak with a member of our team. They will run through the findings with you and discuss your options.

Treatments

petri dish We offer a range of treatments. Depending on where you live, these might be available on the NHS or you can self-fund your treatment.  Further details of individual treatments are below.

Ovulation induction

This is used for women who ovulate infrequently or not at all (anovulation). This is most common in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or other hormone-related problems.

The most frequently-used drug is chlomiphene citrate tablets. These are taken from days two to six of your cycle and the dose can vary from 50mg to 150mg daily. This treatment is combined with regular ultrasound scans to monitor follicular development. It is very important to monitor how you respond to the drug so the dosage can be adjusted if you over respond or under respond. This therapy is typically given for around three months but can be used for up to six.

Some women might require an injection of HCG to make them ovulate. Some women might be given alternative drugs in the form of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH0 to stimulate egg production. These are gonadotropins and are generally used for IVF but can be helpful in some cases when given in low and small increments.

The drugs are used in conjunction with timed intercourse.

In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

This treatment involves stimulating a woman’s ovaries to produce more follicles than normal. Once these are mature, the eggs are collected in a procedure carried out at Croydon University Hospital.

The eggs are then taken in an incubator box to the London’s Women’s Clinic in London, where they are put together with the partner’s sperm in a culture dish in the laboratory to fertilise them.

Once fertilisation has been achieved, the London’s Women clinic will arrange for the embryos to be transferred into the women’s body at their clinic around three to five days later.

Embryos that are not transferred at this time can be cryopreserved and stored.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment

ICSI is performed for men who have low sperm counts, reduced sperm movement (motility) or increased number with an abnormal size of shape (morphology).

The treatment involves injecting a single sperm into the centre of each egg in order to try to achieve fertilisation.

Frozen embryo replacement treatment

Frozen embryo transfer cycles are offered to those who have already been through treatment and have stored embryos at the London Women’s Clinic.

The treatment can be offered as either a ‘natural’ unstimulated cycle or with hormone support.

Once the womb lining (endometrium) is prepared and thickened, one or two embryos can be thawed and replaced into the uterus in order to try to achieve a pregnancy.

Fertility preservation

For women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are still within childbearing age, this can be offered to help preserve your fertility options at a later date. It can be in the form of freezing eggs or freezing embryos.

Fertility prices

Current prices

Ovulation induction                         Please contact

IVF                                                  £2998 per cycle

ICSI                                                 £3519 per cycle

Frozen embryo transfer                   £1123 per cycle

Fertility preservation                        Please contact

Prices correct as of spring 2018

Please note that not all treatments are funded by the NHS, it varies depending on where you live and your circumstances. You can speak to the team at the centre or your GP to find out more.

Families we have helped

Some recent comments from families we have helped

  • “The fertility nurses at Croydon University Hospital have been wonderful. We are still in the first steps of our journey and their kindness and approachability have made us feel more comfortable than we could have anticipated with the process…. Thank you!

 

  • “We would like to thank you for the exceptional care and understanding you have given us from day one…. I was in despair when I walked in your clinic… Staff have provided the highest level of care to me and my partner. You reassured me on those dark days…. I want to thank you for helping us to have a family. Our boy is now three years old… Thank you for making our dreams come true.”

 

  •  “We received so much support, encouragement and kindness and we can’t thank you enough. We had a four week scan today and saw what ‘God willing’ may be our twin babies. Thank you all so much.”

Fertility Centre contact information

Croydon Fertility Treatment Centre office

To speak to someone at our service please call 020 8401 3586.

The office is staffed from 8.30am until 4pm Mondays to Fridays, however you can leave a message on the answer machine if calling outside of these hours and we will return your call as soon as possible.

You can also email ch-tr.fertilitytreatmentcentre@nhs.net

Fertility clinic appointments and cycle monitoring scans

020 8401 3983