Finding the root cause of infertility is important in treating it. Most people assume that if they are having troubles conceiving that they should have IVF, and although IVF is a very good and highly successful option, there are many other treatments which may be more suitable, less invasive and less expensive. We will always consider these options first.
We believe that fertility treatment shouldn’t be a one size fits all approach. When performing fertility tests and treatment, all of our plans are completely bespoke. Meaning you won’t pay for anything you don’t need and we tailor every part of the treatment to consider your medical history.
A full investigative process gives us a much better understanding of your fertility situation, which empowers patients to make the best decisions for them and gives them options to not only get pregnant once but preserve fertility and create a family where possible.
If you have been having intercourse regularly and specifically around the time of ovulation for 12 months and are under 35, or 6 months and are over 35, you may want to consider getting a fertility test. Read our article on how to get pregnant naturally here.
Reproductive systems are very complex and so there are multiple things we can test for when determining fertility and it is important that both partners get tested. Infertility tests can also be a process of elimination and initially it is important for us to know all about you and your current lifestyle.
Some of the things we will consider include:
Are there any long-term conditions or surgeries which may be contributing
Reviewing your medication history, as some medicines effect fertility
Smoking, drinking, and eating certain things can affect fertility. Read more about the fertility diet
Whether you have come into contact with any chemicals, toxins or radiation
How often and when do you have sex and are there any issues
Including your birth control history, whether you have been pregnant before and
Does either partner have any history with sexually transmitted diseases
What are your periods like, are they regular etc
Have you received any infertility treatment before
When testing for infertility in women tests can include but are not limited to:
– Blood tests to check for hormone levels and whether you are ovulating
– Egg count tests
– Chlamydia test
– X-rays and ultrasounds, may need to be done to check ovaries, womb and fallopian tubes
– Laparoscopy, keyhole surgery to check for any blockages
Fertility tests for men usually focus around the semen and sperm tests, checking the sperm count, motility and mobility. STI tests may also be done.
If you are considering fertility treatment or any infertility tests, please get in touch with us.
We offer two initial packages of testing which are a good starting point for assessing fertility and any future concerns.
Consultation, fertility scan and AMH blood test to measure levels of ovarian reserve – £445
Consultation, fertility ultrasounds scan, semen analysis, and AMH blood test which measures ovarian reserve – £575