The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre is responsible for the delivery of over 5,700 babies in its 28 year history. Our dedicated and highly experienced team offer bespoke investigations and treatment for the fulfillment of your precious dream to have a baby. We offer a fully comprehensive and quick One-Stop Fertility Assessment service for men and women.
We understand the difficulties that many have trying to conceive and the roller coaster ride many are enduring just to find answers through repeated investigations, often with little success. For this reason, we have brought together our expertise as a team to offer the most valuable and effective assessment of your fertility, avoiding the need for repeated tests and numerous visits experienced so often needed in the past.
Our fertility assessment service is geared to help patients with demanding professional and personal commitments, whether single or in a relationship.
Is it for me?
It is estimated that one in six couples in the UK encounters difficulties when trying to conceive, you are therefore definitely not alone when questioning your ability to conceive. We can help your peace of mind when trying for a baby and indeed, even if you are considering delaying having a baby because of your career or personal circumstances. You may already be on the road of investigations and quite fed up with repeated tests, lengthy waits and numerous appointments. Our One-Stop Fertility Assessment service will give you a rapid answer to your fertility potential and status.
You may be concerned about your level of fertility for various reasons. We can provide you with quick answers in strictest confidentiality with our Semen Analysis and Mini Consultation service. Results will be available on the same day and our experienced embryologist will be on hand to discuss the results with you.
Fertility assessment may help you to make informed life choices such as whether you have the time to put your fertility on hold while you pursue a career. Fertility varies greatly in different individuals even in the same age group.
The entire One-Stop Fertility Assessment programme consists of a series of tests done in two appointments over a two-week period.
Who will I see at my One-Stop Fertility Assessment appointment?
Your first appointment, of approximately 30 minutes will be with a specialist fertility nurse. The necessary blood and urine tests and/or semen analysis will be performed at that appointment.
The blood tests include:
- Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) – to assess your ovarian reserve/inherent fertility.
- Rubella – to check if you are immune to Rubella, as the disease affects an unborn child.
- Full blood count – to assess your general wellbeing and rule out anaemia.
- Urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea – easily curable sexually transmitted diseases
A second appointment will be booked for you to meet one of our fertility consultants in two weeks’ time. You will have the following tests by Ultrasound Scan:
- A detailed 3D Saline Infusion Sonogram (SIS) to assess the uterus
- Antral Follicle Count (AFC) to determine your egg reserve
- HyCoSy procedure to check if your fallopian tubes are open or not.
In a majority of cases, it is possible to have a diagnosis of the possible causes of your infertility and we can provide specialist advice and discuss appropriate management without further delay. We will ensure strict confidentiality at all times.
For the male
The crucial investigation is the Semen Analysis which must be organised for the same appointment as when your partner’s blood tests are being carried out. We provide a room on site for this purpose and your sample will be assessed immediately for the sperm count, motility, morphology and antibodies. Results will be discussed alongside the results of your partner’s assessment at the second appointment.
For single men, the sperm analysis and management plan are discussed on the day of the test.
Female Mini Fertility Profile
Our mini fertility check is a highly popular package which includes the following:
- Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) blood test
- Ultrasound scan with Antral Follicle Count
- Consultation with a fertility consultant
How much does it cost?
Couple One-Stop Fertility Assessment: £655
Female One-Stop Fertility Assessment: £550
Semen Analysis and Mini Consultation: £150
Female Mini Fertility Profile: £200
Half of the appointment fee is required to secure the appointment. This will be deducted from the above respective fee when you attend the clinic.