Starting your conception journey is a wonderful time in your relationship. However, there could be an undiagnosed issue which you may not be aware of that could impact how successful you are or how long it could take.
One way that you can put your mind at rest is by undergoing a fertility assessment. Some researchers have recommended that women should get themselves checked at age 30 to determine if anything is impacting their fertility levels. A woman’s fertility status changes as she gets older, so a good result at 25 might not be the same at 35.
If you are young and want to know the likelihood of getting pregnant, or if you’ve been trying for a short amount of time with no luck, a fertility assessment may be the help that you need to put your mind at rest. Stress impacts on your chances and also makes it harder to get into the mood for trying in the first place so ensuring that you and your partner are in peak health can be just the thing to reduce the worries that you may have about conceiving or highlight any help that you may need early on.
If you’ve been trying for a year or more, it could indicate that there is an issue with you or your partner. A fertility check at this stage can help you correctly identify where the problems lies and means you can start your treatment quickly and continue your fertility journey in the most appropriate way.
Ovarian reserves can be assessed if you are an older woman who is looking at her chances of getting pregnant.
If you have had fertility treatment before which was unsuccessful there are investigations available that could help us to correctly identify the reasons for this so that we can help you to come up with a viable solution to help you successfully conceive.
There are a number of different levels of fertility assessment which may be right for you and your partner. These include a female fertility assessment which includes; swabs, Chlamydia screen, ultrasound scan and HyCoSy for tubal patency, AMH test, and a rubella screen; or for both partners in a couple with an additional semen analysis to check for any problems with the sperm.
No need to wait for an assessment
The NHS doesn’t start carrying out fertility tests until you have been trying for two years. If you are an older women, the rapid decrease in fertility that happens as you age may mean that you don’t have the time to wait – after all, two years is a long time to wait for assessment, investigation and treatment! Having a fertility assessment at our Cheshire fertility clinic, the Centre for Reproductive Health could be the first step in your successful reproductive journey.
You can book an appointment with RHG here, or simply call us on 01925 202180.