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IVF & ICSI treatment

If you have failed to conceive naturally or have been diagnosed with fertility problems, IVF and ICSI are advanced procedures that can offer you real hope of having a baby.

At Fertility Bristol, we are proud to partner with the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) to offer both IVF and ICSI treatment.

BCRM consistently has success rates of up to 67.9%, making it one of the most successful clinics in the UK.[1]

Choosing Fertility Bristol for your IVF or ICSI treatment will enable you to combine the expertise of internationally recognised fertility specialist Valentine Akande and his dedicated team with the resources and facilities of the BCRM to give you the best possible chance of having a healthy baby.

We offer the latest techniques as part of our IVF and ICSI treatment, including endometrial scratching, assisted hatching, blastocyst culture and EmbryoGlue, which have both been shown to improve implantation and pregnancy rates.

We also specialise in dealing with complex IVF and fertility cases we we work to understand why, provide advice and use technique to improve your chances. As such, we’ve had good success with patients who’ve had treatment elsewhere that has not met with success.

The care, advice and treatment you will receive at Fertility Bristol are tailored to your individual needs. You can rely on our highly skilled team to be with you at every step of your journey.

[1] Single Embryo Transfer patients Clinical Pregnancy Rates per transfer 2013 (Jan-June), for patients below 35 years –

What is IVF?

IVF stands for in vitro fertilisation, which means fertilisation outside the body. During IVF, sperm and eggs are brought together in the laboratory to create an embryo. As part of the IVF process, drugs are used to stimulate the ovaries to prepare eggs for fertilisation.

These eggs are then collected (usually under general anaesthetic) and mixed with sperm to allow the eggs to be fertilised. The eggs that are fertilised successfully are grown and monitored in the lab for 2-5 days before the best one, two or (in exceptional cases) three embryos are transferred back into the womb to grow into a baby.

What is ICSI?

ICSI is a sophisticated form of IVF where individual sperm are selected for injection directly into the egg to improve the chances of fertilisation and creating an embryo. ICSI is used in cases where there are problems with sperm quality or quantity.

Do I need IVF or ICSI?

In some cases, IVF or ICSI is the only option; in others it is one of many options. At Fertility Bristol, we offer personalised care and will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment depending on your individual circumstances. We will establish if either IVF or ICSI is right for you, depending on your diagnosis, age and how long you’ve been trying to conceive.

IVF pregnancy rates

The success of IVF depends on several factors, which include the following: clinical expertise, laboratory quality, diagnosis, health, diet and age of the female partner. Of these, age is one of the most important factors. We will discuss the chances of success in your particular circumstances and advice on specific measures to improve your chances of having a baby.

Cost of IVF and ICSI treatment

The cost of IVF or ICSI treatment includes the following:

  • Detailed information and explanation about the IVF or ICSI treatment process
  • Personal IVF or ICSI treatment planning and scheduling appointment
  • Administration for assisted conception treatment
  • Telephone calls with Mr Akande and nurses as required
  • All monitoring ultrasound scans
  • Egg Collection for IVF or ICSI under anaesthesia at BCRM
  • Laboratory services including blastocyst culture and assisted hatching at BCRM
  • Embryo transfer at BCRM
  • Pregnancy scan or Follow up appointment with Mr Akande
  • Personalised treatment plan and support
  • Expert individualised decisions for IVF or ICSI treatment
  • Free counseling session

Our treatment programme delivers advanced care with transparent pricing and no hidden extras.

If you have any questions about the cost of IVF or ICSI treatment, or wish to make an appointment, do contact our Bristol Fertility Clinic on 0117 321 5195. You can also email:

NHS IVF and ICSI treatment

Whilst we are a private clinic, we believe patients who are entitled to NHS funded IVF treatment should pursue this if they are eligible.

If you live in the Bristol area, the following link will be of use to see if you qualify:

If you live in other parts of the UK please use the following the following link to see what fertility and IVF treatment options may be available to you:


If  you wish to have Private IVF treatment, our programme delivers advanced care with transparent pricing and no hidden extras.

If you have any questions about the cost of IVF or ICSI treatment, or wish to make an appointment, do contact our Bristol Fertility Clinic on 0117 926 9701 or 07747 031393. You can also email:

IVF process

IVF History

IVF Success

We undertake private IVF and ICSI in Bristol, in partnership with the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM).

Email –

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