There are many reasons why you and your partner may be having difficulty having 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 have never conceived; whereas Secondary Infertility covers the remaining cases and is when a couple have conceived before, but are having difficulty the next time around.
If we think you may be infertile, our 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.