There are various types of fertility treatments and the contact telephone number and address for NURTURE, can be found below.

If you would like to find out if you are suitable for fertility treatment or information about a particular procedure or treatment, contact a local clinic.


East Block
University Hospital
Tel: 0115 823 0700

Clinic details: Nottingham is a town that has immense historic significance for England, and has become quite famous worldwide thanks to the famous endeavours of the legendary Robin Hood in its nearby Sherwood Forest. It is also a centre of activity that draws in people from across the midlands, and indeed the rest of the UK, with many attractions for people of all ages. At NURTURE a number of treatment options are available, but the pre-treatment phase is treated as important as well. NURTURE is unique in that it is only one of a handful of UK clinics to have in its employ a consultant gynaecologist specialising in gynaecological ultrasound. Dr Nick Raine-Fenning is an authority in the field and is in fact an associate professor of reproductive medicine at the local university, operating his own imaging suite which is armed with the most advanced ultrasound techniques available for diagnostic purposes and for monitoring your child as he or she grows. 3D and 4D scans allow for in-depth scans like never before, and allow for an extremely personal treatment based on an intimate understanding of the workings of your body, which in turn translates into very real results in the field. 3D ultrasound scans are recommended prior to IVF (in vitro fertilisation) and ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) cycles because these scans can give you and your doctor a remarkable insight into your response to fertility drugs. Fertility drugs aim to increase the ovarian output, and as such counting follicles (premature eggs) allows for an accurate measure of how the drugs are working and how ready you are to begin treatment. Similarly an ultrasound can improve your chances of conception by looking for any physical chances or abnormalities that are affecting your fertility, and these can be found, for instance, in the uterus or fallopian tubes and be fibroids (non-malignant tumour in the wall of the uterus) or cysts (sacs of fluid that can affect the ovaries).Treatments are provided at the centre to immensely high standards and aim to address the myriad causes of infertility whether they are identified or not. Simpler infertility treatments include a process called ovarian induction which makes use of fertility drugs to drive the development and release of eggs. This method is often used prior to other techniques like intrauterine insemination, the artificial placement of semen within the womb for fertilisation, or IVF (in vitro fertilisation), the lab based fertilisation and growth of an early stage embryo. ICSI is provided to enhance the IVF procedure, and is essentially the placement of a sperm cell directly into an egg for its fertilisation. The centre runs an egg share programme to encourage the donation of healthy eggs to couples whose own eggs are not suitable for treatment, and the programme can be extremely successful for donors and recipients alike. Surgical sperm retrieval is offered as a solution for men suffering from a condition called azoospermia, where sperm is not released into semen during ejaculation (or very few sperm are). Freezing and storage facilities complete the suite of services on offer, and as you can see so many options in the hands of consummate professionals means that you are given the best chances of pregnancy and conception that modern medicine can give you.

Fertility treatment at this clinic: NURTURE is short for Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit, a specialist and dedicated infertility treatment facility that lies on the forefront of reproductive research and treatment. The centre runs under the banner of Nottingham University, and as such has a big element of research and teaching which defines a patient dedicated service. NURTURE aims to address the needs of all kinds of couples who are coming to terms with infertility and what that means. It is always a difficult thing to face, but with sensitive and sincere support as well as the promise of effective assisted reproductive technologies, NURTURE aims to make dealing with infertility as simple and stress free as possible. The centre holds a Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority HFEA license that means that it is under the constant and watchful eye of an independent authority. NURTURE was recently inspected in October of 2010, and holds a license renewed as of June 2011, indicating that services remain at an impeccable standard for any and all who are looking for fertility treatment. Treatments are available for both NHS and private patients, and each of these pathways has its own pros and cons. NHS patients enjoy NHS funding which spares them the cost of treatment cycles and investigations, but must contend with waiting lists. Private patients will need to arrange their own funding, but will often face an expedited service as a result.

Services offered at this clinic: Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, egg share programme, private and NHS patients, donor insemination, counselling services, patient open evenings, intrauterine insemination, induction of ovulation, surgical sperm retrieval (PESA, MESA, TESA), full surrogacy)