IVF Clinics in the midlands

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Safya Wed 16-Oct-19 18:40:49

My husband and I have been trying for a baby for almost two years now with no success.
We have both been to our GP who has sent my husband and I for some tests. Scans, Internal Scans and Blood Tests for me , semen analysis.
My results came back and it seems I have PCOS low progesterone. My GP suggested I am not ovulating but they could not be certain as I would need more tests but would not send me for anymore. When my husband’s results came back they were also not very good as he has abnormal shaped sperm which has not got good movement. He has repeated his tests again and has a GP appointment booked on the 23_rd_ October for his results.
Based on his previous results we was advised our only chances to have a baby were to have IVF with ICSI.
I am 25 and my husband is 33 years old.

Can anyone recommend a good high rated IVF clinic in the East Midlands / Birmingham area?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Wed 16-Oct-19 19:29:14

I'm with Create and found them very good so far (based near Birmingham airport) so easy to get to

They only do natural and mild IVF which is better for people with PCOS and at high risk of OHSS

TinyPaws Wed 16-Oct-19 19:43:22

I had a bad experience with Birmingham Women's. Not tried The Priory personally but I know someone who did and had a bad experience. Visited both Care and Create, were quite impressed with Care but ultimately decided to travel to CRGW who we were very impressed with and were also considerably cheaper (we are partly funded so cost has always been a consideration).

TinyPaws Wed 16-Oct-19 19:43:40

Privately funded, that should say

TinyPaws Wed 16-Oct-19 19:49:23

Most clinics offer free mini consults and/or open evenings so advise going to a few of these to get a feel for different clinics.

itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Wed 16-Oct-19 20:01:19

I also did a few open evenings

CARE was my second choice but ultimately chose Create as I liked the more relaxed friendly atmosphere

Also location was important to us - I have to fit everything in before work and have a DC1 so couldn't travel too far

CRGW are cheaper - you get more included in the standard package which you have to pay extra for at most other places but by the time you are having scans and blood tests every other day the travel costs soon rack up depending where you live and the stress of getting to appointments on time would be too much for me 🤣

TinyPaws Wed 16-Oct-19 22:00:56

I did have one stressful appointment where there was a massive crash on the M5 but otherwise it wasn't too bad to get to. The price difference was significant enough that even with petrol costs we still saved a lot. I also really like their approach. I'm a confident driver so didn't find getting to appointments too difficult/stressful but appreciate the commute is not for everyone. (Birmingham Women's was super convenient to get to for me however I wasn't happy with the care recieved there.)

Anaesthetist83 Wed 16-Oct-19 22:37:26

We are with Nurture in Nottingham - would recommend

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