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.

What to expect at your consultation

In your initial consultation, your consultant will review your medical history, lifestyle factors and any prior investigations you may have had. We include a transvaginal ultrasound scan as part of your first consultation.

Investigations

Both partners will be tested to find the underlying cause of the difficulty so that a treatment plan can be put in place. For the female partner, we will perform:

  • Blood tests
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Tubal patency test (if needed) to ensure the Fallopian tubes are not blocked.

For the male partner, we perform:

  • Semen analysis

If fertility treatments are needed, both partners will also have viral screening blood tests.

Treatment Options

Depending on your individual case, we offer the following treatments to couples:

  • Ovulation induction (OII) with follicle tracking
    • If you are not ovulating regularly, OII is the simplest form of treatment.
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
    • IUI is a common treatment for couples where fast-moving sperm is placed into the womb close to the time of ovulation.
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
    • IVF involves the fertilisation of an egg in our laboratory which is then transferred back into the womb.
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
    • ICSI is an advanced laboratory technique used in an IVF cycle where a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to fertilise it.
  • Donor sperm treatment
    • Some couples require donor sperm for treatment when no sperm can be retrieved from the male partner, either in the ejaculate 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.

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