Fertility AssessmentDifficulty in achieving pregnancy can be an extremely stressful time, full of uncertainty. It puts enormous pressure on both partners and their relationship. Under such circumstances patients may find themselves, out of desperation and frustration, undergoing treatments and investigations which have little medical evidence to back them up.
Our approach to the issue of sub fertility or infertility is in a clear step wise manner to avoid unnecessary or unproven testing or treatments.
We also provide his and hers assessment to determine any underlining fertility issues that may be the cause of infertility. His and Hers Fertility Assessment is a great starting point for couples investigating their fertility. This series of tests identifies potential fertility obstacles that a couple or individual may face. The included consultation offers clarity and solutions to any issues that may arise.
There are a few simple general recommendations that people should be aware of which may seem obvious but are often over looked.
- Frequency of intercourse
- Timing of intercourse
- What is normal
- Tight underwear
In cases of genuine sub fertility we will proceed with a full fertility assessment as outlined below
Our assessment entails
Careful history taking
- Sexual history
- Menstrual history
- Pregnancy history.
- Medical and surgical history
- Smear test – if required
- Day 2-4 hormone profile (LH,FSH,E2, Prolactin, T4 TSH)
- Self-testing for ovulation- Urine LH tests
- Mid-luteal (Day 21 ) Progesterone Level
Male partner investigations
- Semen analysis
Depending on the results, your chances of conceiving will be discussed and your further options regarding referrals.