Discussion of different options for funding fertility treatment.
Bourn Hall provides both NHS IVF treatment and self-funded treatment. NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends that three cycles of IVF provide the optimum level of treatment.
To help our patients gain the treatment they need – where it is not available from the NHS – Bourn Hall offers flexible payment options via Access Fertility.
We also have a number of programmes, such as egg sharing and sperm donation, where eligible couples are given free treatment.
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Have you read our latest patient story? Hannah and Jemma talk about their fertility journey to complete their family and the twists and turns on the way.
They both wanted to have treatment to share the experience of carrying a baby, even after Hannah was diagnosed with some fertility issues.
“When we first discussed becoming parents using a sperm donor it was so exciting,” says Hannah. “I proposed to my partner Jemma on New Year’s Eve four years ago and presented her with an engagement ring and the date of our first appointment at Bourn Hall. We both wanted to have treatment so that we could have the shared experience of carrying a baby and had no reason to suspect that one of us would have fertility issues.”
In our latest blog, we spoke to Bourn Hall counsellor, Jackie, about how difficult this decision can be for patients and couples.
“If you are emotionally attached to an embryo, you may see it as a potential child, and that can affect a person on a very, very, deep psychological and emotional level,” says Jackie
“For some people it’s a real dilemma whether to return for treatment with their frozen embryos and how they will feel if they don’t use the embryos themselves. Sometimes this can be a matter of timing and talking to a counsellor can help you decide what is right for you.”