Are you trying to conceive and looking for help, advice and support?
Out of every 100 couples trying to conceive (TTC) a baby , most (80 to 90) will get pregnant within 1 year. For others, it might take longer and some may also need help in trying to conceive. There are many reasons why this happens – about two thirds of couples discover that there’s a fertility or infertility issue with one partner; in the remaining couples either both partners have fertility issues or actually no cause is found. Most of our patients choose to start their care with a medical consultation – this provides an opportunity to talk through what you’re experiencing, learn about all of the available options and then consider what’s right for you. If you later decide to try IVF and other assisted reproductive treatments, we’ll refer you to the most appropriate NHS or private service. Whatever your choice, you’ll be supported at every step of the way.
How we can help
If you’re experiencing delays in conceiving and you’re worried, you might find a specialist consultation is the best place to start. Following your discussions, a programme of carefully planned testing can often identify treatable causes of infertility and support you in making choices about conception.
You should consider seeking medical advice if:
- you’re younger than 35 and have not been able to conceive after one year of frequent sex without contraception
- you’re age 35 or older and have not been able to conceive after six months of frequent sex without contraception
- you believe you or your partner might have fertility problems in the future (even before you begin trying to get pregnant)
We offer a range of expert services to help:
Personalised, Evidence-Based Conception Advice
Staying Healthy for Pregnancy Lifestyle Advice
Specialist Tests and Investigations
Specialist Medical Treatments (such as Clomid)
Complementary Therapy (Acupuncture and Massage)
Direct Referrals for Private Assisted Reproductive Services
We regularly work with external fertility clinics in the UK and abroad to provide a full range of fertility scans and blood tests to assess fertility and fertility treatments such as IVF.
- Trying to Conceive Consultation£190
a specialist consultation to discuss what you’re experiencing, any concerns or worries you may have and consider whether any tests, treatments or support is required
- Follicle Tracking / Fertility Scan£120an ultrasound scan (usually around day 8-12 of the menstrual cycle) used in the assessment of fertility or the response to fertility treatments
- B-hCG40a blood test which is useful in early pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy. In normal early pregnancy the levels double approximately every 2 days.
- Oestradiol (E2)£40a blood test which is useful in cases of problems with menstrual irregularities and problems with fertility and trying to conceive and in monitoring fertility treatments such as IVF, ICSI and Frozen Embryo Transfer
- Progesterone£40a blood test to measure progesterone levels. A day 21 progesterone over 35 implies ovulation has occurred in that cycle. Useful for women who are trying to conceive, monitoring in early pregnancy and also sometimes used when there are concerns about ectopic pregnancy.