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When should I see a fertility specialist?

You may have been trying to get pregnant for some time or have an underlying medical condition. Talking to an expert can give you the information, advice, and reassurance you need.


When to seek help

Although it can feel like a long time, it's normal to take up to one year for a couple to get pregnant, even when they're having regular unprotected sex.

It's a good idea to see a fertility specialist if:

  • You've been trying to conceive for more than a year without success

  • You're over age 35 and have been trying for six months

  • You have irregular or missed periods

  • You have a medical condition that could affect fertility, or are worried you have one

  • You're over 40 and want to start trying


Speak to a fertility specialist

We're here to talk by phone, video, or face-to-face, with no referral needed. Get fertility advice, tests and treatment tailored to you.

Getting advice sooner

If you have a health condition that affects fertility, see a specialist sooner.

It's best not to 'wait and see' for a year, as you're more likely to need extra support to conceive.

A fertility specialist can give advice and treatment if you have:


"I wish I had come to TFP Wessex Fertility much sooner...

...but I wouldn't change it, as we wouldn't have baby Leo." - Amber

How can a fertility specialist help?

Our fertility specialists are there to support you at every step in your journey.

They offer personalised support including:

  • Tips and advice for trying to conceive

  • Fertility assessments

  • Medical treatments for fertility-related health conditions

  • Fertility treatments, including IVF

  • Access to donor egg and sperm banks

  • Fertility specialist counselling and support

There's no need for a referral.

You can book an appointment to discuss your concerns and have your questions answered with a no obligation consultation.

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Taking the first step

Each year, our fertility experts dedicate themselves to supporting many individuals and couples through their fertility journey.

We want to make sure you’re getting the answers you need, and feel understood, informed, and supported to make decisions that work for you and your family.

How to get started

1. Contact us

Attend one of our information events


Complete our online form

We'll call you back.

Our dedicated enquiry team will call you to talk through your needs, listen to any concerns, and answer your questions.

There’s no obligation to book a consultation appointment.

2. Pre-consultation

If you decide to book a consultation, we’ll ask you to complete a short secure online questionnaire. This helps us get up to speed with your medical background and fertility history and is confidential.

3. Your first consultation

Your consultation can take place by phone, video, or face-to-face, whichever suits you best. Whether you’ve had any tests or not, we’ll explain the options and answer your questions.

Then if you decide it’s right for you, we can organise a fertility assessment.

The results can show if there are any fertility issues and whether treatment could help.

Whatever the results, we're here to help you plan the next steps.

4. Assessment

If you decide you want to have a medical fertility assessment, you'll revisit our clinic for blood tests and scans.

We offer fertility assessments for singles and couples.

An assessment looks at your sperm quality or egg count (ovarian reserve), and hormone levels.

It may also include specialised tests for fertility-related medical conditions, and genetic testing.

Learn more about fertility assessments.

5. Treatment

We'll discuss the results of your fertility tests, and help you decide what's right for you.

If your fertility assessment shows that something is getting in the way of your plans to become a parent, we'll be there to offer support, medical advice and treatment, if needed.

Not everyone needs fertility treatment, and we'll only ever recommend treatments that are safe, effective, and based on genuine medical need.

"We found everything made very easy for us, we felt reassured and informed throughout the process."

- Louise and Alan


Ready to start your fertility journey? We're here for you

Schedule an appointment to start your fertility journey with us.