It’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed with the plethora of fertility articles and advice available on the Internet. There’s many fertility books out there which would also highlight many different issues which both partners will have to evaluate and sift through to see what is actually relevant to their particular situation.
Usually, if a couple has been diagnosed by a professional as “infertile” it means that they had been actively trying for up to a year without success. Then you should qualify for referrals by a Doctor to see a Specialist.
If one partner is already aware of their infertility due to pre-existing medical conditions, you may find yourselves wanting to explore the IVF route and be under Specialist care in that way.
When it is a period of time in between trying or diagnosis, and there is a bit of frustration, it is certainly worth it to firstly assess whether or not both partners have had a health detox and optimised their chances of successful conception.
For women, if you are certain that the struggles you are having as a couple is related to your own monthly cycles, it is recommended to have a Women’s Health consultation to evaluate how to regulate your cycles and optimise your fertility chances.
If there are other factors involved with both partners’ health, we can work together to find holistic ways of supporting your goals through diet, lifestyle recommendations and possibly herbal support which is safe and doesn’t contraindicate with any IVF or other interventions.
Some possible testing which may be involved to support fertility treatment include
- Fertility blood spot profile
- Hormone Panels
- Heavy Metals Analysis
- Stress & Adrenal function tests
- Thyroid tests
All these various tests could be quite costly when ordered individually, so it is important to have a practitioner’s assessment of your particular situation and which tests are most relevant.