Starting your fertility journey
To help you start your fertility journey, we've put together some basic information so you can be well equipped with the knowledge you need to give yourself the best chance of conceiving.
Starting Your Fertility Journey
If you've been trying to conceive for over 12 months (or 6 months if the woman is over 35) with no success, we recommend that you speak to a fertility specialist. However, you don't have to wait for a fixed period - you can book an appointment with a fertility specialist whenever you are ready to conceive.
Female Same-Sex Couples
We have many same-sex fertility services to help you start or grow your family, including a shared motherhood programme that allows both partners to take part in the process.
We have sperm donation programmes and a dedicated donor team to help guide you on your journey. If you’re not ready to have a child just yet, you can explore freezing your eggs to help safeguard your fertility.
Where to start?
The best starting point is fertility testing. For women, the AMH or Anti Mullerian Hormone blood test is a good indicator of ovarian reserve, giving some insight into the remaining quantity of eggs. For men, a semen analysis is an easy way to determine how fertile you are by examining the concentration, shape and motility of your sperm. There is a misconception that infertility is more common in women than men but this is not the case. In fact, in 30% of couples, the cause of infertility is attributed to male factor infertility, 30% are female factor, 30% will have a combination of male and female factors and in 10% no cause will be found. With this in mind, it's important that both men and women engage in fertility testing. We regularly offer free fertility webinars and open evenings to help you understand the various fertility options available to you.
Preparing Body & Mind For Fertility Treatment
Being in the best physical and mental health can massively help when trying to conceive. Extremities of weight can affect ovulation so it's best to have a healthy BMI (body mass index). We also advise patients to ensure a healthy diet and lifestyle that includes exercise and ideally does not include smoking or excessive drinking. Fertility treatment can impact on your mental health, so we advise our patients to prepare for this by taking time for themselves during the process as well as by getting support from friends and family. We also offer a fertility counselling service for anyone who needs extra support on their fertility journey. Joining support groups or seeking counselling can be valuable in navigating the emotional challenges associated with fertility treatments. Remember we are here every step of the way.
Fertility treatments can be a significant financial investment. We provide transparent information about the costs involved, along with financing options. Planning ahead and understanding the financial aspect of your fertility journey can alleviate stress during the process. Complete Fertility is partnered with a range of financial supports such as humm and Access Fertility.
As you prepare for your fertility journey in 2024, Complete Fertility is dedicated to being your Fertility Family every step of the way. With a commitment to cutting-edge treatments, compassionate care, and a supportive community, we are ready to help you achieve your dream of parenthood. Embrace the journey, stay informed, and trust in the expertise and care provided by Complete Fertility as you take this meaningful step towards building your family.