Fertility for women

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It is not unusual for a couple to take up to a year to conceive naturally, but as more and more women are postponing starting a family, the time can be much longer. By the age of 35 most women are half as fertile as when they were at 25. Making sure there are no underlying problems can save valuable time and give greater support in your journey towards parenthood. For many the reassurance that there is nothing significantly wrong is sometimes all that is needed.

female fertility

For a woman to be fertile, her ovaries must release healthy eggs. Her reproductive tract must allow an egg to pass into her fallopian tubes and allow the sperm to join the egg for fertilization. The fertilized egg must travel on to the uterus and implant in the lining. Tests for female infertility largely attempt to determine whether any of these processes are impaired.

pelvic ultrasound

This simple pelvic ultrasound scan looks for uterine or ovarian abnormalities that may affect fertility, a baseline Pelvic Scan is performed to assess the uterus and ovaries. During fertility treatment Follicle Tracking Scans & Endometrial Thickness Scans are used to assess the effectiveness of your IVF or fertility treatment.

female hormones blood tests

Blood tests during fertility treatment analysis the female reproductive hormone levels during a menstrual or fertility treatment cycle. It can be used to assess the potential successfulness of your fertility treatment or as a baseline to assess if ovulation is occuring.

What are the common tests required?

  • Progesterone
  • Oestradiol
  • Luteinsing Hormone (LH)
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Prolactin

If there are any specific tests required which are not listed, please call us as a wider offering is available.

Ovarian Reserve Testing or Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) : determines the quality and quantity of the eggs available for ovulation.

genetic testing

For women: Genetic testing helps determine whether there’s an inherited genetic condition which can be passed onto your future off-spring. Many couple choose to check before starting a family.

Hystero-salpingography (HSG) and Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (HyCoSy)

Used to evaluate the fallopian tubes. X-ray or ultrasound contrast is injected into your uterus to determine if there is blockage of fallopian tubes. (this is not available at This is my: please call and we will be happy to advise you of trusted clinics where this can be obtained in your area)