Starting Fertility Treatment
Need IVF and not sure what happens next? Everyone’s treatment pathway is different but typically the IVF treatment cycle follows these steps.
Taking the first step is the hardest but we are here to help you achieve your long-awaited family. We will be with you every step of the way to offer encouragement, help and support.
The initial consultation with your consultant involves a comprehensive evaluation of your history and medical records. Together with your consultant, you will discuss your fertility assessment.
We encourage both partners to attend this consultation. Any outstanding tests and investigations can be arranged.
The treatment plan could be IUI, IVF, or IVF with ICSI which is where a single sperm is injected directly into the egg for fertilisation. ICSI is used if there are any concerns about fertilisation.
Any tests or screening which may be needed, before or as part of your IVF cycle, will be discussed at this time including semen analysis.
This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about any part of your treatment.
When the consultant has determined the cause of your infertility, you will together discuss the best treatment options. Your treatment programme will be decided jointly with your consultant and be right for you as a couple or single woman.
Our fertility experts prefer to take a staged approach to treatment beginning with the least invasive options followed by more advanced treatments, such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) only when necessary.
Common treatment options include:
- Ovulation Induction
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- Donor Egg Treatment
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