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Infertility can be an emotional experience for any couple trying to conceive. It’s important, however, that you get the facts before believing you could be infertile. Here are some things to consider to ensure you get the right support in your fertility journey.
In the first instance it’s important to discuss this with your GP as soon as possible. In fact, it’s recommended that you have a talk with your doctor if you believe you are ready to start conceiving. That way, doctors can help you plan for the changes to your diet, body and lifestyle which can all improve your fertility chances.
Your doctor will be able to help arrange an evaluation to see if either you or your partner could be infertile. They will run a series of tests, including blood tests, pelvic ultrasound and a semen analysis. These tests take time so it’s important to do this as soon as possible.
Within the NHS there are certain criteria to meet to be considered for IVF. Should you meet this criteria then you can try this route – usually available after a minimum of 12 months. There is also the option of consulting a private IVF clinic who can take you through the process on a more tailored basis. This could be a good choice if you are not reaching your goals through your current GP.
Either you or your partner could be having fertility issues, and it’s a common occurrence in modern day society. It’s why a lot of clinics are popular and a route many couples go down, and there is no shame in possibly being infertile.
Having these conversations will help you both work on what could be the best route to go down and work together on finally raising your own child.