New study reveals that IVF patients require multiple cycles for success

A new study published in the JAMA medical journal last week has revealed that success rates for couples requiring IVF is at 65% after 6 cycles of treatment. These findings suggest that couples attempting to conceive should expect to undergo more than one cycle of IVF for a successful outcome.

6 key questions to ask a fertility clinic

Sometimes choosing the right fertility clinic for you can be difficult. So which are the best questions to ask a fertility clinic to help you with your choice? Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director at CREATE Fertility, speaks to Mother&Baby to suggest some of the most useful questions to ask a fertility clinic.

'Don't give up hope': Treatment at 41

One of our patients tells her story of successful treatment at the clinic, when other doctors had told her to give up hope.

CREATE Health Foundation to fund fertility education in schools

The CREATE Health Foundation, led by CREATE’s Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund is funding a new pilot scheme in Merton which aims to educate young people about fertility and the realities of trying to conceive at different stages of life.

'We cannot thank you enough and would 100% recommend the team'

Undergoing fertility treatment can be a stressful process, but as this grandmother found, the Natural and Mild Approach of CREATE Fertility can make a big difference to the treatment experience.

Merton CCG makes CREATE an NHS provider

Merton CCG has selected CREATE Fertility to provide IVF to local NHS patients.

Egg freezing- 12 FAQs

Our Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund answers 12 FAQs on egg freezing.

National tariff for NHS IVF

Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund calls for a national tariff on IVF for NHS patients, to prevent a postcode lottery in NHS funding.

Safeguarding the health and safety of women

A new important study of UK data suggests that more caution is needed when recommending IVF.

Fertility education starts in schools

Through our charitable arm, the Create Health Foundation, we have started working with schools and charities to deliver fertility education

High stimulation reduces IVF success

A detailed and powerful study from the US shows that increased stimulation reduces the chance of IVF success.

Egg freezing: myths and facts

We go through some of the common misconceptions about egg freezing.

The confusing world of fertility

Women are faced with a barrage of conflicting messages about their fertility. Currently the focus in schools is on preventing pregnancy. But is this the right approach, or should schools also include information about the decline in fertility?

New laboratory technique used to look at embryos before implantation

Researchers in Australia have come up with a new way of examining embryos in IVF. Using lasers they have been able to examine the ways that cells differentiate in the growing embryo.

What is PGD?

PGD stands for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. It refers to the genetic screening of embryos prior to implantation, when one of the cells is removed and genetically profiled.

Treatment with low AMH

Many patients with low AMH results are turned away from clinics or steered towards treatment with donor eggs. However it is possible to use your own eggs and still get pregnant with low AMH results, as Sarah can attest.

Embryoscope – Time-lapse imaging

The relationship between the speed of cell division and embryo competence is becoming a valid alternative for selecting embryos, which have the best potential for implantation.

The importance of fertility education

Our Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund, has been in the news recently after writing a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling for greater fertility education in schools.

5 treatments in Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is the umbrella term given to describe a number of different treatments that can be performed to help achieve pregnancy.

IVF success rates and the CREATE Fertility ethos

Writing for Business Insider, Ellie Kincaid discusses an important but often overlooked aspect of IVF treatment – that success is by no means guaranteed. With this in mind, should clinics be considering more carefully the health and wellbeing of their patients?

Segmented IVF – a new way of treating women

The pioneers of Natural and Mild IVF have devised a new way of treating women which aims to significantly reduce the stress and health risks of IVF treatment: segmented IVF.

Fertility should be taught in sex education

Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund has been featured in The Guardian as she has written to the newly reinstated education secretary, Nicky Morgan to introduce fertility awareness to teenagers.

Jennifer’s story: successful treatment after OHSS at another clinic

One of the main reasons that CREATE specialises in natural and mild treatment is that the high stimulation given in conventional IVF treatment can lead to significant side effects. Here one of our patients Jennifer tells her story.

What is fertility treatment

The world of fertility can be a confusing one. Here we go though the different types of fertility treatments available one by one.

7 Benefits of egg freezing

Since recent advances in technology made it a viable option, CREATE Fertility’s Medical Director Geeta Nargund has expounded the benefits of egg freezing and been an advocate for its use.

Stress during IVF treatment

Going through IVF treatment can be a stressful process. There are many potentially stressful factors during the course of treatment, but there are also techniques that can be used to reduce stress and make IVF treatment an easier experience.

What is Natural IVF?

What is Natural IVF? Natural IVF refers to IVF which uses fewer drugs that traditional IVF, and works within a woman’s own natural cycle. We describe the differences between Natural and conventional IVF here.

The fertility bank of Mum and Dad

The Fabulous Magazine with The Sun on Sunday have published a story on parents funding their children’s IVF treatment. Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund has been quoted in the magazine.

Start your journey to motherhood this mother’s day

For those for whom the dream of motherhood has not yet been realised, Mother’s Day can be a difficult day. This year, if you are feeling helpless, take your fertility back into your own hands and make some positive steps towards motherhood.

Mother’s Day – women struggling to conceive have more hope

The Telegraph has published Professor Geeta Nargund’s article explaining the fertility options that are now available thanks to medical advancements. You can read the full article here.

Interview with Halebury

Our Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Halebury as part of International Women’s Day. She shared her thoughts on Business and her career in fertility. Read the full article here.

Preserving fertility through egg freezing

The face of fertility is changing. Increasing equality and changes in society mean that more women are choosing to delay motherhood. We discuss egg freezing as a way to preserve fertility.

Delayed implantation

Recent research has revealed that it may be possible to delay the implantation of an embryo into the endometrium (uterus lining). This could have implications for the future of IVF.

Always with a smile and with kindness

Read a heart-warming testimonial from one of our patients.

A much needed alternative!

'Create provides a much needed alternative to the full IVF process'. Read this testimonial from one of our patients here.

I had unsuccessful IVF elsewhere…became pregnant with CREATE

'We received fertility treatment from Create Wimbledon last May, having had unsuccessful IVF treatment elsewhere and were thrilled to get pregnant following your programme. We now have a healthy, beautiful baby.'

Exercising during pregnancy – Huffington Post

Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund has commented on an article by the Huffington Post regarding women exercising during pregnancy. You can read the full story here.

ISMAAR Congress London – January 2015

Friday 30th January saw a meeting of minds as practitioners, scientists and policy makers from around the world met to discuss the future of assisted reproduction technologies at this year’s ISMAAR Congress in London.

Stressful and dangerous IVF should be banned

Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Christine Armstrong from the International Business Times about her desire to see the end of stressful and dangerous conventional IVF.

Planning to have a baby

If you are planning to have a baby, there are things to consider and many things that may help to improve your chances, which we detail here.

Women’s Health interviews Professor Geeta Nargund

Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Women’s Health. The interview covers issues from how Professor Nargund began her career in IVF to research that will help IVF in the future. Read it here.

Scientific breakthrough made to create sperm & egg cells

An exciting development has been made, which could revolutionise IVF treatment, as a team of scientists have finally discovered how to create sperm and egg cells in the lab.

The Need For A Fresh Approach To IVF

Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund was interviewed by Future Medicine regarding the need for a fresh approach to IVF. You can read the full interview.

A 2nd Baby Thanks To CREATE

CREATE Fertility helped a patient with her second child.

Getting Pregnant At 40

It seems that through choice or necessity, more women than ever are having children in their 40s. Fortunately, there has never been a better chance of getting pregnant over 40 than in the present day. What are your chances of getting pregnant and how can you maximise them?