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Fertility and reproductive medicine

Over 17,500 babies born and counting

We help individuals and couples with complicated fertility problems or circumstances to achieve their goal of a family

About fertility and reproductive medicine

We have fertility specialists who provide a holistic approach to investigating and treating fertility problems. Even if you've been turned away elsewhere, our specialists give you all the information you need to make decisions about your treatment, and will let you know your chance of success. Many of our patients successfully start a family, often after being declined treatment elsewhere. In fact, our success rates at the Lister Fertility Clinic are consistently among the best in the UK.

Our fertililty services can offer the latest fertility treatments including IMSI which allows better selection of sperm for treatment. CGH for genetic testing of embryos to either improve success rates or exclude known medical problems, and time-lapse imaging techniques to improve embryo selection. We also offer tests to exclude causes of recurrent miscarriage, carry out 3D pelvic scans and offer surgical expertise to diagnose or treat problems causing fertility issues.

We are now blessed with our precious baby daughter; our miracle, thanks to the Lister team believing in and persisting with us.

Mr and Mrs Craig, Patients of the Lister Fertility Clinic

Our fertility expertise

Our fertility consultants cover all aspects of fertility treatment, reproductive health and assisted reproduction for those having trouble conceiving.

  • Egg donation

    Need to know

    Egg donation is a voluntary service that can offer a solution to women who want to have children but can't. We also run an egg sharing programme where you can share your eggs with women who need them in exchange for your own free IVF treatment. The whole egg donation process takes about a month.

  • In vitro fertilisation IVF

    Need to know

    IVF is used to treat a variety of fertility problems. During IVF treatment, sperm is combined with an egg in a laboratory. The fertilised egg (embryo) is then transferred to a woman's womb. IVF can be carried out with a couple's own sperm and eggs, or with donor sperm or donor eggs.

  • Intrauterine insemination IUI

    Need to know

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that can boost the chances of pregnancy for couples who are unable, or find it difficult, to have sexual intercourse. It can also be used for single women or couples who are using donor sperm or have male-factor fertility problems, such as low...

  • Low ovarian reserve

    Need to know

    If you have a low ovarian reserve, we don't think you should be declined or discouraged from having fertility treatment. Rather, we believe you should have the right to choose based on being given accurate, honest information about your chances of getting pregnant. This ethos has enabled us to build...

  • Natural IVF

    Need to know

    As part of IVF treatment, your consultant may suggest a course of medication to boost your body's egg production (ovulation). However, 'natural cycle IVF' is sometimes the best approach. Natural cycle IVF means that no fertility medication is used to stimulate ovulation. Instead, the aim is to collect...

  • Pelvic ultrasound vaginal

    Need to know

    A pelvic ultrasound can help your consultant diagnose conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids, as well as assessing the general health of the womb lining. It can be used to investigate pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding. It is also one of the key components of a fertility assessment.

Celebrating 30 years of The Lister Fertility Clinic

To celebrate The Lister Fertility Clinic turning 30, Dr James Nicopoullos, Dr Marie Wren and Dr Yau Thum talk about the history of the clinic and how they continue to use the latest techniques in fertility treatment. We also meet three former patients of the clinic and hear their stories.

Our fertility specialists

We’re proud to work with leading reproductive experts across a range of medical fields including gynaecology and urology, and whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our consultants work together with specialist fertility professionals including radiologists, physiotherapists and tests are analyse in laboratories with experience in fertility studies.
IVF technician looking through microscope
IVF labs technology

Lister Fertility Clinic

We're the UK's largest private IVF unit and since we opened in 1988, over 16,500 babies have been born from treatment with us. Our multi-disciplinary team provides a holistic approach to investigating and treating a wide spectrum of fertility problems.

Request an appointment

Our booking teams can help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

020 7079 4344
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