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ONE STOP FERTILITY MOT

What is the One Stop Fertility MOT?

The One Stop Fertility MOT is a complete, comprehensive and quick outpatient service that assesses the fertility of both the female and male partners during a single visit to our friendly and supportive clinic.

The service was the first of its kind in the South West. It is specifically designed to offer you a reliable, efficient way to get the answers and advice you need, while minimising the worry and stress that is caused by the delays, repeated tests and waiting around that patients often experience at other clinics.

During your One Stop Fertility MOT, our main purpose is to diagnose and explain the reasons why you are struggling to conceive. Based on your diagnosis and test results, we will offer expert advice and suggest appropriate treatment options.

We offer the highest level of care that is tailored to your individual needs. Strict confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Who will your Fertility consultation be with?

Your appointment will be with world-renowned fertility specialist and consultant gynaecologist, Valentine Akande who has specialized in infertility since 1995.

Mr Akande has successfully helped several hundred couples facing infertility. His experience and expertise mean he is able to advise you on the best way to help you achieve your goal of having a healthy baby.

Do we need to do anything before we attend the Fertility Clinic?

To ensure we have all the necessary information available to offer a full diagnosis and the best advice, you will need to undergo some tests at least 10 days before your consultation. We will arrange these for you. All tests are included in the price. See below for more detail.

Is the One Stop Fertility MOT suitable for everyone?

A standard appointment with Mr Akande would be more appropriate for couples who have already undergone extensive tests or have a known problem such as ovulation problems, blocked tubes or a low sperm count.

What happens during my appointment?

Your consultation will last around 90 minutes and will include the following:

  • Transvaginal ultrasound scan of the uterus (womb) and ovaries.
  • HyCoSy test (to check whether the Fallopian tubes are blocked or open).
  • Discussion of the results of the female partner’s blood tests.
  • Discussion of sperm test report.
  • Expert advice on further tests or treatment if required.
  • The opportunity to ask any questions or discuss specific concerns
  • A written summary of all findings.

How do I book an appointment?

If you would like to book an appointment please email info@FertilityBristol.com or ring 0117 926 9701 and say that you wish to book our One Stop Fertility MOT. Please note tests need to be undertaken prior to the appointment (see above).

Fertility Tests

You will both be required to undergo some tests before the consultation in order to have the results available for discussion with Mr Akande.

The male partner has a sperm test & the female partner hasblood tests only

Purpose of test

Sperm test

Detailed sperm test, including motility, morphology, concentration and antibodies

AMH

Anti-mullerian hormone: helps us know how many eggs you have left in your ovary and how far away you are from the menopause

Chlamydia

Helps us assess the risk of previous infection which may result in tubes being blocked or affected by scar tissue.

FBC

Full blood count: checks for anaemia and infection, gives us a idea of your general wellbeing

Test & SHBG

Testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin: help us diagnose polycystic ovarian syndrome and assess hormonal imbalances

TSH

Thyroid stimulating hormone: helps us make sure your thyroid gland is not over or under active.

Prolactin

A useful test for helping diagnose the reason for irregular periods

Rubella

It helps to know that you are immune to rubella infection which can be potentially harmful to an unborn baby

The following tests (investigations) will be undertaken during the consultation

Purpose of test

TVS

Transvaginal ultrasound scan: enables us to examine the womb for abnormalities such as fibroids, and the ovaries for cysts as well as give us an idea of your ovarian reserve

HyCoSy

Hystero-contrast sonography: is a special ultrasound test where dye is passed into the womb to show whether your fallopian tubes are open (not blocked)