Fertility Treatment for Couples
Getting pregnant and having a baby should be the most natural thing in the world, but sometimes it doesn’t happen quickly enough, or without some assistance. 1 in 6 couples will experience difficulty conceiving. Our investigations offer explanations, give direction and provide potential solutions. Our clinicians give clear and honest advice, and will only recommend treatments that are in your best interests.
Both partners will be tested to find the underlying cause of the difficulty so that a treatment plan can be put in place.
To get the most out of your consultation, it is important to have your initial investigations done so you can discuss your results with the consultant. For women, we recommend some simple blood tests to explore your hormone profile and your AMH level, and for men, we advise a semen analysis test.
Your Consultation: What to Expect
At your initial consultation, the consultant will review your medical history, lifestyle factors, and the investigations you may have had. At Waterstone Clinic, we include a transvaginal ultrasound scan as part of your first consultation. The consultant will offer their recommendation, which may be some advice on finding your fertile window, some further investigations or blood tests, or a particular fertility treatment.
Depending on your results and discussion with the consultant, the following treatments may be an option for you:
- Ovulation induction (OII) with follicle tracking
- Ovulation Induction (OII) is the simplest form of fertility treatment and can be very effective for patients who are not ovulating regularly.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is another common and simple fertility treatment. It can be very effective for unexplained infertility. The treatment involves placing fast-moving sperm into the womb close to the time of ovulation.
- In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
- IVF is a type of fertility treatment where fertilisation takes place outside the body. This treatment is suitable for a wide range of fertility issues. It is a very common fertility treatment and it is one of the most successful.
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- ICSI is a type of IVF treatment with a specialised fertilisation procedure where a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to fertilise it. It is a common treatment for male infertility.
- Donor sperm treatment
- Some couples require donor sperm for treatment when no sperm can be retrieved from the male partner either by ejaculation or surgically.
- Donor egg treatment
- Some couples will require egg donation treatment when the female partner does not have eggs that will successfully fertilise and result in a healthy pregnancy.