Sussex Downs Fertility Centre

Established at BMI The Esperance Hospital in Eastbourne in 1989, the Sussex Downs Fertility Centre has developed into a highly successful unit providing a wide range of specialised assisted reproductive therapies. 

In September 2012, a satellite consulting clinic was opened at BMI Goring Hall Hospital in Worthing. This allows more patients to benefit from excellent local fertility services and reduces their need to travel for consultation and some treatments. 

We understand that trying to conceive a baby is a stressful and emotional time in people’s lives. We aim to offer an exceptional level of service to make the chance of a successful pregnancy become a reality for our patients. 

The unit is staffed by an experienced multi-disciplinary team delivering both physical care and emotional support for a truly holistic approach to treatment. 

To make an appointment (for either site) or to speak to a member of our team please call us on 01323 410333. 

Why choose Sussex Downs Fertility Centre? 

We are a very successful fertility centre that offers treatment in a safe, friendly and well managed environment. Some of the key benefits of having your treatment with us include: 

  • We are one of the top three IVF centres in the UK for clinical pregnancy rates in women under 35 years of age*
  • We have a consultant-led service every step of the way to ensure our patients get expert advice whenever they need it
  • We offer you an experienced multi-disciplinary support team delivering both physical care and emotional support for a truly holistic approach
  • We deliver an embryology service that is also available at weekends to optimise treatment success
  • We offer single bedrooms with en-suite facilities that offer privacy and comfort for our patients and their partners 

*Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority Data – for the year 2010-11

Fertility Services 

Sussex Downs Fertility Centre offers a wide range of assisted conception therapies. Please see those listed lower down the page.

Other fertility and gynaecological treatments 

We are also able to offer other conventional and complementary treatments in appropriate circumstances. 

The availability and suitability of these procedures will be discussed during your consultation and may be considered in place or in conjunction with assisted conception treatment. 

Our consultants also have extensive experience and expertise in the management of general gynaecological problems, including menstrual disorders and endometriosis. 

Sussex Downs Fertility Centre Success Rates 2011 

View our success rates from the HFEA website

FAQs 

What makes you different to other clinics? 

We understand that trying to conceive a baby is a stressful and emotional time in any couples lives. We aim to offer an exceptional level of service to make the chance of a successful pregnancy become a reality for our patients. We offer: 

  • A consultant-led service every step of the way to ensure our patients get expert advice whenever they need it.
  • An experienced multi-disciplinary team delivering both physical care and emotional support for a truly holistic approach
  • An embryology service that is also available at weekends to optimise treatment success
  • Single bedrooms with en-suite facilities that offer privacy and comfort for our patients and their partners 

Do you offer egg donation and egg sharing? 

We are able offer egg donation. As there are a limited numbers of egg donors the waiting list can often be quite long. We are currently unable to offer egg sharing. 

How long will treatment take? 

Depending on the drug regime you are on, most IVF and ICSI cycles take about five to six weeks from start to finish.This includes the final pregnancy test to discover whether your treatment has been successful. 

Do you treat lesbian couples? 

Yes. All patients wishing to use donated gametes are required to see our counsellor. This service is provided to you free of charge. 

Do you accept single women? 

Yes. All patients wishing to use donated gametes are required to see our counsellor. This service is provided to you free of charge. 

Is counselling available free of charge for couples undergoing licensed treatment? 

Yes. We provide a free counselling service to all of our patients.You can see our counsellor either at our centre or, by appointment at her home. 

Treatments

  • Assisted hatching
  • Cycle monitoring
  • Donor insemination
  • Egg donation
  • Embryo cryopreservation
  • Frozen embryo replacement cycle
  • In-vitro fertilisation IVF
  • Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI
  • Intra-uterine insemination
  • Micro epididymal sperm aspiration
  • Ovulation Induction Clomifene Citrate
  • Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration
  • Testicular epididymal sperm extraction

To book an appointment or find out more information please call us on 01323 410333 or make an online enquiry. You can also download and keep our guide on fertility.