Most couples plan on having a baby, and for many this happens within a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, for 1 in 6 couples this is not easily achievable and help may be needed to assess if there is a problem.
In fact in most cases you are not “infertile” but “sub-fertile”. In other words you have the ability to conceive and have been unsuccessful so far which could be corrected with appropriate advice or treatment.
Conception is a process that depends upon many factors. The main factors are listed below:
We advise you seek medical help if you are unable to achieve pregnancy within a year of unprotected intercourse. However, if there is a known problem such as irregular or absent periods, pelvic, sexually transmitted infections (PID), endometriosis, or male, sperm and testicular problems, help should be sought sooner.
Tests will be required to help us identify the problems and advise you on how to improve your chances or what treatment is best.
The main areas of assessment are: tests of ovulation and ovarian reserve, a sperm test, and Ultrasound scan and tests of Fallopian tubes if required.
If we identify a problem, we’ll discuss this with you in detail and suggest the next steps. We offer a wide range of fertility treatments, which can significantly improve your prospects of conceiving.
Some of the ways we can aid conception include: ovulation induction, clomifene, Intrauterine insemination treatment (IUI), In-vitro fertilization (IVF), Intra Cytoplasmis Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Egg Donation treatment and Sperm donation (donor) treatment.
Valentine Akande also undertakes advanced Fertility Surgery such as laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for blocked tubes, ovarian drilling for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), reversal of sterilization, removal of fibroids, ovarian cysts as well as surgery for endometriosis.
What factors that determine your treatment?
This will depend on your personal circumstances including symptoms, past history, results of tests, and the following: