Welcome to my second season of UK fertility clinic visits, with Access Fertility and we start off with my visit t0 Care Fertility in Nottingham.

Care Fertility Nottingham

The Care group has clinics across the UK  and some of its staff were part of the pioneering team involved in the world’s first IVF baby. You’ll be hearing from some of their other clinics, later in the season. In this episode you will hear first from Sarah Swift, a RELATE trained counsellor have access to at Care,  Medical Director – Dr Mahar Ragunath, Nurse Manager -Mary Smedley, and from the Lab, Embryologist –  Collen Lynch.I was excited to go back to Nottingham, my home town and despite the rain it was a fascinating visit to Care.

A bit about me, if this is your first listen and viewing of The Fertility Podcast, I’m Natalie your host and I had successful treatment in 2014. You can read more about me here. For now all you need to know, is I’ve been working with Access Fertility  who work with clinics around the UK, offering finance plans for you if you have to self fund your treatment. What I am doing is giving you an insight in the clinic, as someone who has been through treatment, to hopefully help you with your decision. Finding out you need to have fertility treatment is massive, it’s overwhelming. So when it comes to choosing a clinic it can feel like another stress, will it be the best place for you? The HFEA have just relaunched their website ( in beta version) which you can view here  that’s what we did. If there had a been a podcast about the different clinics and what they are like, when we had to choose I would definitely have listened to it. The world of fertility is fascinating and the people in it are truly remarkable.  I hope you find this clinic visit useful and as interesting as I did.

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