Many people requiring IVF will not be able to be able to access NHS funding and so will need to self-fund their treatment.
It is possible to ‘pay as you go’ and pay the clinic directly for the treatment you need, and about 30 percent of patients will be successful first time.
However, the majority of people will need several cycles of treatment. At Bourn Hall about 8 out of 10 patients will take home a baby within three cycles of IVF treatment.
In a fresh IVF cycle one or two embryos will be transferred with any remaining good quality embryos frozen for use later allowing you extra attempts at achieving a pregnancy without having another fresh cycle. A frozen embryo transfer cycle requires less medication and is less expensive than a full cycle of IVF.