One in seven couples are thought to experience difficulty in achieving a pregnancy, and we want people to know they’re not alone.
If you and your partner are struggling to conceive, you are not alone. Infertility is more common than most people think.
Today, as many as one in seven couples trying to have a baby will experience infertility. Globally, 48.5 million couples experience infertility. In fact, many couples are now travelling abroad in search of treatment at lower costs.
Fertility is a topic that we at Kind IVF – a new service launched by industry veterans London Women’s Clinic – understands on a first-hand basis. We’ve complied a list of questions that patients regularly ask when they are searching for a clinic to help anyone that is exploring access to fertility treatment.
Can I get access to fertility treatment on the NHS?
Unfortunately, this is generally unlikely. IVF is only offered on the NHS if certain criteria are met. If you don’t meet these criteria, you will need to pay for private treatment. There are many criteria that also vary by location. Some locations in the UK do not offer fertility treatment at all.
All integrated care boards (ICBs), which are the local services that provide the funding for treatment, insist that you do not have any children already, from both your current and any previous relationships, you are a healthy weight, non-smoker, and often you’ll also need to fall into a certain age range – for example, some ICBs only fund treatment for women under 35.
How much does private IVF cost?
The cost of private treatment can vary, but one cycle of IVF will on average cost up to £5,000 or more. There may be additional costs for medicines, consultations and tests.
This is where Kind IVF comes in. We strive to provide treatment that is kinder to your body and pocket, offering a full IVF cycle, inclusive of all medication and extras, for just £2750. Read more about our price packages.
Why can Kind IVF offer such competitive prices?
Kind IVF has come to market in the surrounding areas of big cities, where running costs are lower. We’ve designed our model to operate in areas that make it less financially challenging for our company to offer treatment. We then pass this saving on to our patients.
Kind IVF is designed to be ‘light touch’ IVF with no compromise to the technology, service and dedication of our treatment. The aim is for the treatment to require less clinic visits, less medication, and overall less cost – outlined in our patient pathway. A pathway that has proven successful for 75% of Kind IVF patients so far, putting our success rates far above the national average.
There are eligibility criteria which include a BMI of under 30 and being under age 38 when you start the treatment, making it the perfect answer to those who cannot get funding via the NHS but would be considered candidates for NHS fertility treatment, or fall just outside the NHS criteria.
To give you a feel for what being a Kind IVF patient feels like, here are some words from a recent patient
“Amazingly for us, the whole process was incredibly stress-free and easy. The staff we met and had contact with were all absolutely wonderful and couldn’t have been more helpful”.
“When we heard about Kind IVF in partnership with London Women’s Clinic, it was like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. Having had numerous cycles with a different clinic in Kent, we both felt very drained, physically, emotionally and financially, not really knowing whether going down the route of IVF again was the right thing to do.
Having all medication included, arranged and delivered, removed so many of the anxieties that we had previously, not knowing whether we were going to suddenly need to find more money to fund additional, unexpected medication.
The nurses, both at the Tunbridge Wells clinic and the Harley Street clinic, were amazing and made us feel so comfortable and like we were people rather than just a number on a computer screen, it was so hard to believe that we were getting such outstanding quality of treatment and care for a fraction of the costs of alternative clinics and programme options.”