Fertility Consultations

fertility assessment is a medical investigation which assesses your ability to conceive. It is sometimes referred to as a fertility consultation, fertility test or fertility MOT. This assessment allows your doctor to detect if there are any problems which may be affecting your ability to have a child. If an issue is found that requires fertility treatment, a fertility assessment is an important diagnostic tool which helps you and your doctor plan your treatment safely and effectively.

fertility assessment is suitable for couples or individuals who are considering a fertility treatment or who just wish to gain an understanding of their fertility for the future.


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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination involves inserting prepared semen directly into the uterus close to the time of ovulation.

The semen sample analysed and washed to concentrate the motile sperm. The final prepared sample is used for insemination where it is gently inserted into the uterine cavity using a speculum and a small catheter.

An IUI procedure is usually performed by a nurse and is usually not painful, although sometimes you might feel mild cramping and/or discomfort. You should be able to return to work straight away.

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to overcome a range of fertility issues by which an egg and sperm are joined together outside the body in a specialised laboratory. 

 The fertilised egg (embryo) is allowed to grow in a protected environment for some days before being transferred into the woman’s uterus increasing the chance that a pregnancy occur.

Donor Sperm

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Fertility Preservation:

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Popular Questions

Is Infertility just a woman’s problem

It is estimated that in about a  third of cases there can be an issue with the male however it is well documented that male factor infertility is on the increase worldwide. Female issues are diagnosed also in a third of cases, with a third combined factor, both male and female. 10% of cases are of unknown origin.

What things increase a woman’s risk of infertility?

Many things can change a woman’s ability to have a baby. These include:
– Age
– Smoking
– Excess alcohol use
– Stress
– Poor diet
– Athletic training
– Being overweight or underweight
– Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
– Health problems that cause hormonal changes, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary ovarian insufficiency

How does age affect a woman’s ability to have children?

Many women are waiting until their 30s and 40s to have children. Age is a growing cause of fertility problems. About one-third of couples in which the woman is over 35 have fertility problems.

Aging decreases a woman’s chances of having a baby in the following ways:
– Her ovaries become less able to release eggs.
– She has a smaller number of eggs left.
– Her eggs are not as healthy.
– She is more likely to have health conditions that can cause fertility problems.
– She is more likely to have a miscarriage.

How long should women try to get pregnant before calling their doctor?

Most experts suggest at least one year. Women 35 or older should see their doctors after six months of trying. A woman’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after the age of 30.

Some health problems also increase the risk of infertility. So, women should talk to their doctors if they have:
– Irregular periods or no menstrual periods
– Very painful periods
– Endometriosis
– Pelvic inflammatory disease
– More than one miscarriage

It is a good idea for any woman to talk to a doctor before trying to get
pregnant. Doctors can help you get your body ready for a healthy baby. They
can also answer questions on fertility and give tips on conceiving.

I have irregular painful periods . Is it the cause of infertility?

Painful periods do not necessarily mean infertility. Regular painful periods are an indication of ovulatory cycles. However progressive pain before the menses or during the sexual act may signify endometriosis. Irregular menses should be investigated especially if you are obese.

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