If you are having problems falling pregnant we would recommend you initially see your GP who can then refer you on to a specialist for further advice and treatment.
We recommend that you have ovulation blood tests done on day 21 of your cycle. This will tell us whether you are ovulating or not. You can purchase an at home 21 day progesterone blood test from us for £25.00. Using the kit provided you take a small finger prick sample of blood on day 21 of your cycle and send it to the laboratory in the envelope provided. The results are then emailed to you.
If your periods are infrequent the online gynaecologist can prescribe Norethisterone 5mg tablets taken twice daily for 5 days to bring on your period. Bleeding usually then occurs within two to four days.
Women who are planning a pregnancy or who are in the first three months of pregnancy should be taking Folic Acid 400mcg. Medical studies have shown that when women take extra folic acid daily during the first three months of pregnancy, it prevents neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida.
Fertility Treatments If You Can't Get Pregnant
If you have had problems trying to get pregnant for less than a year, you should try regular exercise, eating healthy foods, reducing alcohol and maintaining a healthy weight. If you have been unable to get pregnant for a year or more, then you may consider fertility treatments. The correct treatment depends upon your age, the reason for your fertility problems and your medical history.
IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) & Fertility Medicines
IVF is a procedure where sperm and eggs are mixed outside the body and put back into the womb. This may work for fertility problems including severe sperm problems and unexplained infertility. You should contact your GP first who may be able to carry out a range of tests to find out the problem.
Other Fertility Treatments
IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is a treatment where there may be minor sperm problems. Sperm is placed into the womb using a fine plastic tube.
In some women blocked or scarred fallopian tubes can prevent pregnancy.In this instance fallopian tube surgery may be helpful.
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