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Improving research about IVF

Share your experiences of IVF to help researchers find gaps and good practice in care.

Help researchers to improve outcomes for people who have IVF

More and more people have IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) in the UK each year, whether as an opposite-sex couple, same-sex couple or as a single person. The process can be long and emotional, and the care people receive can make a big difference to their overall experience.

Currently, people who are pregnant through IVF usually receive the same antenatal care as everyone else. For some people this works well but for others this can be difficult.

We want to develop research that will improve the experiences of IVF for everyone. Our approach is to work with people and partners from a wide range of backgrounds who have experienced a pregnancy through IVF (including Intracytoplasmic sperm injection- ICSI). We provide a secure and supportive environment for members to get involved in research in ways that best suit them.

We understand that IVF can be a very private issue and you can be involved online anonymously if you prefer. You’re welcome to join the group whatever the outcome of your or your partner’s pregnancy has been.

Members of the group will work closely with researchers through online surveys, chats and discussion boards and phone chats too. You can join regardless of where you live in the UK. Please note during this period of COVID-19 all activities are currently taking place online.

Together we will:

  • develop a new understanding of the variety of experiences of IVF care;
  • develop ideas for the future of pregnancy care after IVF;
  • design future research questions and projects about IVF that reflect what’s important to people who have experienced IVF;
  • identify new topics for research.

We’re committed to making our opportunities as inclusive and accessible as possible, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your participation.

There will be a mix of paid and voluntary opportunities for members of the group. We’ll always be clear in advance about what the arrangement is and it’s entirely your decision about whether to take part or not. If you have any particular specific requirements to enable you to take - part please let us know.

If you’re interested in finding out more, get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button below. We’ll get back to you and answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation to take part if you decide this is not for you.