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IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation treatment

IVF helps those who are struggling to conceive naturally to have the family they’ve longed for.

At TFP Fertility, we combine 35 years of fertility experience with care that’s second to none, and treatment plans carefully tailored to your individual needs.

Want to know if this is for you? You can talk to one of our fertility experts.

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What is IVF?

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is one of the most common and successful fertility treatments for many people.

During IVF, eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilised by sperm in a lab.

At TFP Fertility, we grow the embryos for 5-6 days until reaching blastocyst stage, as this gives higher pregnancy success rates.

Any that are suitable are considered for transfer back to the womb or be safely frozen for a future cycle.

IVF treatment can be done with your own eggs or donor eggs, and with sperm from your partner or donated sperm.

Who is IVF for?

IVF treatment could be a great option for you if:

  • You’re a couple unable to conceive because of fertility problems

  • You’ve already had IVF or another treatment, such as ovulation induction or intrauterine insemination (IUI)

  • You’re a lesbian or same-sex female couple

  • You’re a single woman using donor sperm

Whatever your situation and wherever you are in your fertility journey, we’ll work with you to develop a personalised treatment and care plan that optimises your chances of success and helps you manage the ups and downs of the experience.

We pride ourselves on short wait times, transparent pricing options, and our network of clinics that are easy to get to wherever you are in the UK without having to put your everyday life on hold.

Our IVF success rates

We offer IVF treatment at all our clinics, and our success rates and inspection ratings are shared by the HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority).

This is the independent body that oversees the quality and safety of all fertility treatment in the UK.

All our clinics have been awarded the maximum rating of 5 by the HFEA.

To find out the IVF success rate of your local TFP Fertility clinic, please enter your postcode on our local clinics page and select your nearest clinic.

You can also visit our success rates page to learn about how we calculate our IVF success rates and what to look out for when choosing a fertility clinic.

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How much does IVF cost?

The cost of IVF at TFP Fertility varies because we carefully tailor treatment and care plans to meet your individual needs and give you the best chance of success.

A typical cycle of IVF includes:

  • Egg collection

  • Embryo transfer

  • EmbryoscopeTM time-lapse monitoring

  • Blastocyst culture

  • Embryo freezing

  • One year of storage for eggs, sperm, or embryos

You can find a detailed price list for all treatments and procedures on each TFP Fertility clinic page.

Find your nearest clinic, or use our contact form to request a confidential chat about your circumstances, whether IVF is right for you, and to take you through the costs.

How does IVF work?

Every IVF treatment at TFP Fertility is different. This is because our experts will work with you to plan a treatment that meets your specific needs and circumstances. An IVF cycle using your own fresh eggs typically follows these six steps:

1. Suppressing your natural menstrual cycle

You’ll take medication at home by injection to stop your natural hormone production and control when your eggs are released.

2. Stimulating the ovaries

You’ll take another medication for about two weeks to boost your egg production.

This increases the chance of more eggs being collected.

3. Monitoring progress

You’ll have a scan to check how your eggs are doing and decide when they’ll be ready for collection.

You may also have some blood tests taken.

4. Egg retrieval

A different medication is used to trigger your eggs into maturing so they can be collected from your ovaries.

When your eggs are ready to be retrieved, you’ll be sedated to ensure you feel no pain or discomfort.

A needle is then gently guided through the vaginal wall and used to capture your eggs, one by one.

The whole process takes about 15 minutes.

5. Fertilising the eggs

Your eggs are mixed with sperm in a laboratory to fertilise them.

If necessary, each egg may be injected with a single sperm by an embryologist.

This is known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and is recommended in cases where sperm count or quality is found to be lower than ideal.

6. Embryo transfer

Your fertilised eggs, now called embryos, are incubated for up to six days.

We use an EmbryoScope™, a special incubator with built-in cameras, to create a time-lapse video showing embryo development.

This helps us assess which embryos are strongest and most likely to implant successfully.

The best one or two embryo(s) are chosen and placed into the womb to develop.

Any other healthy embryos can be frozen for future use.

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Get started with IVF

Speak to one of our fertility experts about your next steps, including any tests and scans you might need, your payment options, and to book your first consultation.

Simply fill out our form or give us a call on 0808 208 5194.

What happens after embryo transfer?

After your embryo transfer, you’ll need to wait two weeks before taking a pregnancy test.

The two-week wait is an emotionally draining time and can feel endless.

We understand and will be on hand to help, so call us with any concerns, however small, and let us know if there’s anything you need.

We offer counselling to support you at any point during your fertility journey, and a range of supporting therapies can be booked additionally to help you manage and relieve stress, such as reflexology and acupuncture.

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Is IVF right for me?

We’ve helped create thousands of families through successful IVF treatment.

This includes couples who’ve been unable to conceive naturally, female couples, and single women.

When you come to us for fertility expertise and advice, we’ll take the time to get to know you, understand your medical history, and discuss what options could help you.

What happens when you start your fertility journey with TFP?

How long does a round of IVF take?

The time that IVF treatment takes can vary, but most cycles are between six and nine weeks from your initial consultation to taking a pregnancy test two weeks after embryo transfer.

If you have any questions about the length of time your treatment might take, let us know and we will gladly answer them.


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