Fertility treatment

When you’ve had the results of your fertility assessment, you’re bound to have plenty of questions to ask. Of these, the first three will probably be:

  • So, how do I get pregnant?
  • How much will my fertility treatment cost?
  • How soon before I can hope to conceive?

The answers to all three will depend on the reasons behind your inability to conceive naturally and on the type of fertility treatment that’s recommended for your particular situation. We’ll discuss the treatment options available to you at your follow-up meeting after your fertility assessment and then in greater depth during your consultation – the first step on your treatment journey.

Broadly speaking, there are three sorts of fertility treatment: medicines, surgery and assisted conception. Each is used to treat specific causes of infertility.

Medicines are usually prescribed to women, for instance metformin to combat polycystic ovary syndrome, but there are some medicines available to increase the virility of a man’s sperm, such as gonadotrophins.

Gynaecological surgical procedures may be necessary both to diagnose fertility problems and to treat the problem. Examples include a laparoscopy to assess the condition of the fallopian tubes and to remove large cysts or fibroids, and correcting epidydymal blockages and surgically extracting sperm from the testicles.

Assisted pregnancy treatments include in-vitro fertilisation, intrauterine insemination and egg and sperm donations.

You can find out more about all of the fertility treatments we offer by following the treatment journey or by contacting us on 01992 78 50 60 or by email at enquiries@hertsandessexfertility.com to book an initial consultation.