Trying To Get Pregnant?

So you’ve been trying for a baby for 12 months without success? You’ve addressed your diet, made lifestyle changes but still nothing… The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that after 12 months you should see a doctor.

Even though you feel disheartened, it’s important not to lose faith. You still have options; tried, tested and trusted procedures that can put you on a path to success. And remember, you are not alone.

One in seven heterosexual couples are affected by infertility – National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE).

Fertility testing is highly recommended for both partners; male fertility issues account for 20-30% of all fertility cases. It’s imperative that both you and your partner have as much information about your fertility as possible and investigate potential reasons for fertility issues so these can be addressed.

Unfortunately, unexplained fertility accounts for 25% of all fertility cases (NICE) and although it can be hard to accept that you might never find answers, now is the time to arm yourself with as much information as possible and consider IVF.

Here at The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy we have helped so many couples who had come to believe that there was no hope of achieving their dream of having a baby.

We ensure a continuity of individualised care by the same consultant throughout your journey — from initial consultation to IVF treatment and after-care, thereby resulting in high success rates.

There are many things you can do to improve the chances of having a baby. Looking after your health and your partner’s health is the first step in this process. Making sure you are not stressed can be difficult when you worried about not conceiving but it is so important to realise you are not alone and that arming yourself with the right information will benefit you greatly. Seeking help from a fertility specialist will put your mind at ease, so booking an initial consultation is a must. There are many tests and treatments available to work out why you have not become pregnant so far and to help you succeed in the future.

Women and men should consider fertility testing as standard during their 20s and early 30s. Fertility potential tests can give valuable insights and highlight potential fertility problems you might encounter when you want to start a family. A women’s fertility check will allow you to ascertain the status of your fertility to uncover any potential issues. We also offer a semen analysis investigation which will gauge male fertility problems so we can advise on the next steps.

IVF/ICSI are treatments that can help underlying female or male fertility issues you may have, and will assist with unexplained infertility. However there are other treatments that can be offered depending on your individual circumstances. These include PICSI (sperm selection), IUI (which gives better results than natural and timed intercourse) and ovulation induction (to identify optimal ‘fertile window’ – a process which may or may not involve fertility drugs).

If you are an LGBT+ couple or individual that is ready to start a family, you’re probably wondering: What’s the best way forward? We lay out common paths to making your dream of a baby a reality here.

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a treatment for infertility that was developed over 30 years ago. It involves fertilising a woman’s egg with sperm in the laboratory, before placing the fertilised egg back into the woman’s womb in order to grow. IVF helps overcome a host of infertility issues, such as endometriosis, blocked tubes, ovulatory disorders, suboptimal sperm and unexplained infertility. There are two types of IVF treatment; natural and conventional. Conventional is the most common.

ICSI is a technique used in the laboratory environment to micro-inject sperm that would otherwise be unable to fertilise an egg. The process is very similar to IVF but used for suboptimal sperm issues. ICSI has a 60-70% fertilisation rate.

IVF is a process that is tailored uniquely for you. It means that you get the precise help you need, so the more information, the better chance of success. You can read an overview of the IVF treatment process here. An endometrial thickness scan and follicle tracking scan may carried out as part of treatment. Because the IVF process requires a lot of information and data, sometimes it can feel like you have to give audience to every aspect of your personal life. But being prepared and doing some research will ease the process. The physical procedures can, at times, be a little uncomfortable but any discomfort will pass with paracetamol and rest. Treatments that require sedation will cause grogginess.

Here at the Fertility and Gynaecology Academy we are proud of our success rates.

We offer access to the most notable experts in the field, state of the art equipment, and boast impressive success rates. Our close-knit team operates in an environment that offers individualised, compassionate support throughout your IVF journey.

Call the Fertility and Gynaecology Academy now on 020 7224 1880 to find out more or book a consultation.

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