If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, we are here to support you and advise you on your options the and best ways forward.
You are not alone. Around 3.5 million people across the UK have difficulty conceiving.
However, The Hewitt Fertility Centre have a dedication to research, innovation and care and aim to help you achieve you dream of creating a family.
Infertility can occur for many reasons but using our combination of ground-breaking technology and the very best in patient care means that we perform an average of 3,500 treatment cycles a year – and counting. In the last year we have helped over 1,000 couples achieve their dream of having a child.
For couples who have been trying to conceive naturally for more than three years, the chance of a pregnancy occurring naturally within the next year is 25% or less. We understand how difficult this time can be and we also have counselling services available for everyone.
Whether you decide on NHS or private treatment, you can be sure that your medical, scientific and personal care is first class from our highly skilled, experienced and passionate team - The Hewitt Fertility Centre really are dedicated to you.
What is infertility?
There are many reasons why you and your partner may be having difficulty making a baby. If you’ve been trying for a year with no success, you should speak to your GP who will be able to help arrange some simple tests. However, if you’ve been trying for two years or more, it’s best to come to us.
Types of infertility
Infertility can be separated into two types: Primary and Secondary. Primary infertility covers around 40% of cases, and is when a couple has never conceived. Secondary Infertility covers the remaining cases and is when a couple has conceived before, but are having difficulty the next time around.
If we think you may be infertile, The Hewitt Fertility Centre specialist team of doctors and nurses can conduct a series of tests in our very own fertility clinic to make sure.
For women, we can perform blood tests to check your hormone levels, to make sure ovulation is taking place or give you an ultrasound scan of your womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
For men, we’ll need a semen sample which we will test to count numbers of sperm, how they move and their general structure. To get yourself fit and healthy for your journey, we can help to improve your fertility through lifestyle changes and medication, before exploring assisted conception as an option.
Natural fertility can be improved through some simple lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, eating healthily, weight control and reducing alcohol intake. You can learn more about how to make the difference to improving your fertility by reading our simple guide, packed full of helpful hints and tips for both men and women.
As well as lifestyle changes, there is also medication that can be taken to improve fertility and the chances of a natural conception. For women who are not ovulating (caused by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, for example) Clomid and Tamoxifen can be taken to stimulate ovaries in order to produce eggs. As well as this, hormone injections can be offered as part of your assisted conception treatment, if the already mentioned medicines are not effective.