For patients & their supporters
An estimated one in seven couples have difficulty conceiving. If you are having trouble, you're not alone. Find out why conception may not be happening naturally and what you can do.
Fertility basics: Find out when you’re most fertile, where to get help and what tests you can have at the GP. Get the basics.
About infertility: There are many factors that can affect your fertility and this can be different in men and women.
Improve your chances - lifestyle and health: Find out what lifestyle changes could help increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Your treatment & storage options
Your treatment options: Find out what fertility treatment options are available and what to expect if you decide to go ahead.
Your storage options: When going through treatment, you may need to store sperm, eggs or embryos for later use. Find out your options.
Using donated sperm, eggs or embryos in your treatment: If you are considering using donated sperm, eggs or embryos, you will need to think about some complex issues before starting.
Get advice & help: Having fertility treatment can be an emotionally charged experience. It’s important you get the right help while going through treatment.
Benefits of counselling & how to access it: Counselling can help you explore your feelings, become clearer about your situation and find new ways of coping.
Patient stories - learn from others: Read about, and learn from, the experiences of others.
How to research clinics & what to expect
Choosing a clinic: With so many fertility clinics around, you may need to do some research to find the best fit for you.
What to expect at the clinic: The idea of going to a fertility clinic can be daunting; find out what you might expect when you visit one.
Understanding clinic success rates: What do clinic success rates really mean? Are they that different between clinics?
Funding & payment issues
NHS treatment: When it comes to paying for fertility treatment in the UK, you may be eligible for funding from the NHS.
Private treatment: If you are unable to access NHS funding for your fertility treatment or are planning to pay for your own, you have the option of approaching private fertility clinics.
HFEA fees: The HFEA does not charge individual patients for fertility treatment. Clinics, both NHS and private, pay a fee to the HFEA towards the costs of being regulated and inspected.