Where To Start With Fertility Testing
Starting a family is a dream for many people, but sometimes it can be challenging to make this dream a reality.
When pregnancy doesn’t happen right away, it can be worrying — a lot of people blame themselves or think there’s something wrong with them. However, with the help of fertility testing, you may discover the cause of your issue and begin your journey into parenthood.
There are many fertility testing options out there, which can be overwhelming. So, keep reading and discover where to start with fertility testing with IVF Matters.
Who should consider fertility testing?
Fertility issues can impact both men and women, meaning anyone can undergo fertility testing. Couples people should consider fertility testing if they haven’t been able to conceive despite trying regularly.
Women diagnosed with reproductive system health conditions could also benefit from fertility testing. Some conditions, like endometriosis, can decrease fertility levels, so having them tested can ensure that you’re trying to conceive in the best way for your body.
Cancer treatment can decrease fertility as well, so being tested can help you understand if you’ll be able to conceive naturally or if you need some additional help.
Fertility testing can be carried out on both partners in a couple, help can help you to understand and explore which fertility treatments may be needed to help you conceive.
What is involved in fertility testing?
The idea of fertility testing can seem daunting, but it is quite a simple process. At IVF Matters, we ensure you’re fully supported during testing and do our best to make things as easy as possible for you.
We offer at-home testing kits that allow you to provide us with a blood sample from the comfort of your home. You can also attend our clinics to provide samples, including blood and sperm, and have further testing such as an endometrial biopsy.
Our fertility tests can look at many different areas of your fertility, allowing us to make a diagnosis and create a fertility treatment plan.
For example, our recurrent miscarriage tests involve:
- Chromosome analysis
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Thyroxine (T4)
- Thyroid antibodies
- Antinuclear antibody
- Blood sugar
- Liver Function Tests (LFT)
By completing these different tests, we should be able to discover why you’ve had recurrent miscarriages or unsuccessful IVF treatments. With this information, we can draw up a new treatment plan to give you the best chance at starting a family.
Fertility testing can also help diagnose infertility, and although this can be the opposite of what you want to hear, it’s important to know.
The first steps in fertility testing
Taking the first steps in fertility testing is easier than you think. We offer a free fertility consultation with one of our consultants at IVF Matters, so you can begin your journey with the support you need.
You can choose a consultation via face-to-face video call or in person at one of our London clinics.
A consultation is a great place for you to ask questions and for our consultants to discuss your situation. Testing that meets your needs and gets you on the right fertility path can then be offered to you.
Our fertility packages
At IVF Matters, we offer male and female fertility testing packages. With a wide range of tests available, we aim to help you get to the underlying cause of your fertility struggles.
An example fertility test package is our female preconception screening tests. The tests include:
- HIV 1 & 2 Antibodies (HIV)
- Hepatitis B s Antigen (HBsAg)
- Hepatitis B c Antibody (HBcAb)
- Hepatitis C Antibody (Anti HCV)
- Blood Count (FBC)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Vaginal swab
You can collect the blood sample using our simple at-home kit and post it to us. You'll receive your results within three working days.
Our fertility tests can be a fantastic starting point, as you can add other tests to your package — allowing you to personalise your fertility journey.
Fertility journeys can look different for everyone, but the one thing they have in common is that they all start with a simple consultation with our expert consultants.
If you’re struggling to conceive naturally, don’t hesitate to get in touch and book your free consultation today. Your fertility journey starts right here at IVF Matters.