Choosing a fertility clinic

800px-Woman-typing-on-laptopOn Saturday, I’ll be speaking at the Fertility Show at London’s Olympia about what you need to think about if you are choosing a fertility clinic. If you are fortunate enough to have NHS-funded treatment, you may not have a wide range of clinics to choose from, and in some parts of the country there are fewer clinics than in others – but if you live in London or the South East and you are paying for your treatment, the choice can be overwhelming.

I’ll be explaining how to make sense of what can seem an overwhelming array of different clinics all claiming to be the best, and what factors you should take into consideration when making your choice. I’ll cover treatment outcomes – how to make sense of the IVF success rates published by the HFEA and why they may not be the only thing you want to look at when making a decision – and will look at a number of other issues that can affect which clinic might be right for you.

If you’re at the Show on Saturday, I look forward to meeting you – make sure you come and say hello!

The Fertility Show – offer for Infertility Network UK members

header_510_graphicIf you’re a registered member of Infertility Network UK, you can qualify for a discount to visit this year’s Fertility Show on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November 2014 at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre.

With 100 different exhibitors and sixty seminars covering all aspects of fertility and treatment, with talks from many of the UK’s leading experts in the field, it offers a wealth of information to anyone trying to conceive.

Normal admission price is £11 in advance, £14 on the door, but Infertility Network UK registered members are entitled to a special offer if they book online – entry for 2 people for just £12 (tickets can be used on either day).

You can register to become a member of Infertility Network UK completely free of charge by clicking here and there are more details about the Fertility Show here 


Come and say hello…

If you’re going to The Fertility Show at London’s Olympia tomorrow, do come and say hello.  I’m speaking at 11.45 about choosing a clinic, and then chairing a Q and A session with two overseas clinics at 3.30, so do come and find me if you’re there.   If you haven’t booked in advance, you can still turn up and pay on the door.

Piatkus, who publish my books, have very kindly donated some copies of The Complete Guide to IVF to the Infertility Network UK stand where they can be exchanged for donations to the charity, and I will also have some copies of Precious Babies, my latest book about pregnancy, birth and parenting after infertlity.

The Fertility Show is always a really interesting two days, and this year is on track to be the best yet with a fascinating array of seminars and exhibitors from around the world.  If you want to know more about exactly what’s on and when, go to