Private IVF Treatment

In Vitro Fertilisation is a suitable fertility treatment for a range of conception difficulties, allowing the harvest of eggs from a woman's ovaries, their fertilisation in the lab and then the transfer of viable embryos into her uterus. An increasing number of couples are using IVF to help them successfully conceive and more than 2% of live births in the UK are now thanks to this assisted reproductive technology. The majority of couples choosing this form of assisted conception pay for treatment privately, with a report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority showing that 60% of couples select private treatment. If have not been able to conceive naturally for a year or more and you are contemplating IVF, you may consider going privately for help with assisted conception. There are advantages of private fertility care, but it is important that you make the right choice regarding the clinic you use, as the details of treatments and their success rates vary between assisted reproduction centres.

Why Choose Private IVF Treatment

There are various reasons why you may choose to have your IVF treatment privately. This might be because you cannot access funding for IVF or you have already had the maximum number of cycles of treatment available through the NHS. However, ineligibility for help with assisted conception is not the only reason to choose private IVF treatment. For instance, choosing to pay for your own treatment lets you select whichever fertility specialist you prefer, allowing you to pick a consultant with an excellent track record for assisted reproductive procedures. Equally, you can choose a fertility clinic that uses the most up to date techniques available to enhance the likelihood of a successful pregnancy. You can also access fertility treatment quicker when choosing a private IVF specialist to provide your care. Finally, you will receive a detailed assessment before starting treatment, as well as regular monitoring and comprehensive follow-up to make sure that IVF is the right decision for you and progresses as planned. While these same assessments are offered by the NHS, in private practice the same time constraints are not attached, giving you more time with your fertility specialist to discuss everything you need to.

Choosing a Private IVF Treatment Clinic

Although cost and convenience will have a bearing on which fertility centre you pick, when deciding which clinic you would like to provide you with private IVF treatment, you should also take the following into consideration:

  • You should select a clinic where the fertility specialists have considerable experience of IVF.
  • As fertility treatment is no guarantee of a successful pregnancy, it is essential to compare success rates between clinics. However, you need to bear in mind that your age and your medical history will influence the likelihood of a positive outcome with IVF, so you should always ask about this at an initial consultation.
  • You need to find out what measures the clinic takes to enhance the chance of successful IVF. Ideally, they should take your individual circumstances into account when planning and monitoring treatment, and also use the latest techniques to give your embryos the best chance of implanting.

Equally, you may wish to read the Human Fertilisation and Embryology inspection reports for the clinics you are considering and also find whether the centres set any criteria themselves for who they treat. Taken together these details can help you to make an informed decision about your fertility treatment.

To make the decision easier for you, Mr Colin Davis meets the above criteria for selecting an IVF specialist thanks to his 20 years of experience helping couples to achieve pregnancy using assisted conception and the steps he takes to maximise a successful outcome for patients. For instance, he focuses on patient centred care, considering all aspects specific to you that may influence the results of IVF, with this holistic approach helping to promote effective implantation and pregnancy. Similarly, he uses the most up to date technologies available, with time-lapse imaging available to increase the chances of implanting a healthy embryo that will continue to term.

To find out more about the assisted conception techniques that Mr Davis uses, book an initial appointment to discuss private IVF treatment now.


Make Appointment/Enquiry

For all further information, if you have questions or to discuss treatment please contact Mr Colin Davis on:

Telephone : 0207 034 5000 Fax:0207 034 5080 Email:

From the first consulation with Mr. Davis | immediately felt confident in his abilities and expertise. He explained everything | needed to know about endometriois and PCOS so that we could make decisions to fix the problems and avoid fertillty issues...