Starting the Fertility Journey

Congratulations, you have decided to start your fertility journey with us. There are many ways you can help boost your own fertility. Here are some things that will increase your chance of building your family.

  1. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and less of the bad things such as soft drinks, fast food and high fat foods.
  2. Not putting bad things into our body such as cigarette smoke, recreational and illegal drugs and high levels of alcohol.
  3. Exercising three times a week to keep your weight and physical fitness levels optimal.
  4. Taking care of mental health, reducing stress and trying to ensure regular and healthy sleep

There are also requirements for every patient having fertility treatments with us:

FOR WOMEN

You should be on Folic Acid (minimum dose 0.4mg daily) or any good multi-vitamin supplement containing folic acid.

You should have had the initial blood tests done (these can be discussed and done at your New Nurse appointment).

Depending on your treatment, all required blood tests for you and your partner should be done (e.g. infectious screening bloods for IVF and donor sperm).

Any tests that you have done before e.g. blood tests, HSG films (tube x-ray) and laparoscopy surgery reports should be brought to the clinic for us to review to ensure we don’t repeat any tests unnecessarily and have all the information we need to help you choose your treatment.

FOR MEN

You should be on any good multi-vitamin supplement.

You should have had a sperm test done in our lab.

Depending on your treatment, all required blood tests for you and your partner should be done (e.g. infectious screening bloods for IVF).

Any tests that you have done before e.g. blood tests, sperm tests, surgery reports should be brought to the clinic for us to review to ensure we don’t repeat any tests unnecessarily.

Your treatment may be delayed if the required tests are not completed. All these steps help us to provide you with the safest and most successful treatments.

Trust us to help you. All our staff are highly trained and 100% confidential. Tell us everything we need to know to help you.

Remember to bring to the clinic any information you have that could guide us (recent blood tests, recent treatment reports). Also remember to plan a healthy diet and exercise plan as fertility is at its best when the body is in good shape.

See you at your Doctor’s appointment!