First, we'll conduct detailed interviews and tests with you and your partner, to help us to make a recommendation about the next steps.
The cause of the infertility could be anything to do with either partner, so we make sure we have all of the information we need before we start.
Through a microscopic examination in our laboratories, we examine and assess the number of sperm cells per millilitre of semen, 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, there are lower odds of natural pregnancy.
We'll monitor the person with ovary's cycle with specific ultrasound and hormone tests. This makes it possible to get an idea of the number, size and maturity of the follicles, as well as the hormonal stimulation of the ovaries and ovulation. It is important that the fallopian tubes are unobstructed and fully operational and that semen quality is normal.
Hysterosalpingo contrast sonography (HyCoSy) is an examination of the fallopian tubes. This procedure involves a catheter being administered into the fallopian tubes via the uterus. This procedure is normally completely painless and you don't need to be put under general anaesthetic.