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Care or Create Birmingham, any advice?(8 Posts)
Does anybody have any experience of Care and Create fertility clinics in Birmingham?
Sadly I've been refused a referral on the NHS as I'm under 30 and only been trying for 18 months so my husband and I have decided to go private.
We don't want to pick a clinic for the price alone, it doesn't matter if we spend an extra few pennies if it gives us the chance to become parents.
I went to open days for both Create and Care and ultimately went with Create.
It's a very personal decision who to go with and I would recommend going to as many open evenings as possible.
We chose Create as we specifically wanted to do mild short protocol ivf and Create just seemed a lot less clinical and more friendly than Care
We did an ICSI freeze all cycle with them in January and had one failed FET and then a second FET which ended in ectopic however I've been back at Create today to plan our next full cycle
I wouldn't choose Create. Bad experience with my first round. I found them to be very impersonal and the location far from ideal (what is basically office space on a business park). I originally choose them due to their more "natural" approach to IVF. The reality was the drug dosages were the same, if not more than, those on the NHS. I did my second round at the Priory and would really recommend them. Absolutely lovely team in a medical setting close to the centre of Brum.
Oh and financially my round at The Priory was significantly less expensive than Create despite the fact I did a long protocol.
Have you had more success with the Priory?
We decided we ll stick with Create for another round and then try somewhere different for the last one?
I think everyone's experience is slightly different as I've found Create to be amazing and had a very personal service - I conceived naturally after my failed FET but it ended in miscarriage and I had loads of support from them including prescriptions for medication to try and prevent mc and follow up calls from the nurses seeing how I was. When my ectopic was found (Heartlands refused to take seriously even though had ruptured ectopic last year) they scanned me straight away and sorted an ambulance - the Nurses were lovely and gave me lots of hugs and care
To the OP location is important - we are only 15 mins from Create even though it's on a business park - Priory and Care are edgbaston area which although shorter in miles means having to deal with the joys of city centre traffic so actually takes twice as long
Congratulations on your DD!
So strange how your experience was completely different - maybe they've made changes since then - I've always only seen Dr Datta and once you have signed up to start you get given the mobile number for Birmingham and you don't go through the call centre anymore - I had seen a few reviews saying something about the call centre so I think they've probably changed things in reaction to the feedback x
Thank you @itwasalovelydreamwhi