Getting a diagnosis is an important first step on your journey of becoming a parent. We'll conduct detailed interviews and tests to ensure we're setting you out on a treatment plan as unique as you are.
We'll be looking for any changes in the menstrual cycle, how long you've been trying to conceive naturally, any previous operations or illnesses, as well as information about your eggs or sperm. We'll keep going until we find the route of the problem.
Cycle monitoring is where we prepare you for “sexual intercourse at the optimal time”. This common preliminary measure, also known as a fertility check, is where the woman or person with ovary’s cycle is monitored with specific ultrasound and hormone tests. This makes it possible to monitor the number, size and maturity of the follicles.
In our lab, we'll examine and assess the number of sperm cells per millilitre of semen, looking particularly at the shape of the sperm and their motility. If less than 15 percent of the sperm is regular in shape and less than 25 percent have normal motility, natural pregnancy is unlikely.