Every treatment at Bridge Clinic London begins with a conversation.
What is involved in a fertility consultation?
Every treatment at Bridge Clinic London begins with a conversation. We offer both face-to-face and virtual consultations to help you on your journey. The first step is to complete a health questionnaire which will help us tailor the appointment to your specific needs.
As part of the consultation process, we will perform the necessary tests, which may include an assessment scan, blood tests and sperm analysis if needed, to decide which type of treatment is best for you.
What happens during a consultation?
At the consultation the doctor will review your medical history along with the results of the tests that are outlined below. They will discuss with you previous fertility history and treatment (if applicable) and make a suggestion for the possible fertility treatment that is best according to your needs. This will be explained and discussed with you and your partner (if applicable) during the consultation.
As part of the consultation process, is a few tests that need to take place, which consist of:
An assessment scan – this is an internal (transvaginal) scan that assesses the health of the uterus, the lining of the womb, and the ovaries. It checks for any abnormalities that may affect which treatment is most suitable for you. A baseline scan gives an accurate picture of your anatomy. If you have concerns about having a transvaginal scan, please speak to a member of our clinical team.
Semen analysis – the results of a semen analysis will allow us to assess if there is sperm in the ejaculate and, if so, what treatment options are best suited for you.
Assessment of the fallopian tubes In some cases, it might be necessary to assess abnormalities in the fallopian tubes. A HyCoSy is a trans-vaginal ultrasound procedure recommended in suspected fallopian tube blockage due to a history of pelvic inflammatory diseases, sexually transmitted infections, previous ectopic pregnancy, or endometriosis. This procedure involves the use of a dye (contrast agent) specially designed for use with this type of test. It is safe and will not affect future fertility or have any effect on the fallopian tubes.
Blood tests – we may arrange some blood tests to gain more information about your reproductive cycle, ovarian reserve, and any other hormone issues. We may request other specific investigations based on your individual medical history to be able to have a full picture of your reproductive health.
When is a fertility consultation recommended?
If you have questions about your own and/or your partner’s fertility, Bridge Clinic London is here to support you. There are no rules about when you should visit a fertility clinic, but here are some indications that a consultation will benefit you:
- You are in a heterosexual relationship and have been trying to conceive for longer than 12 months
- You have experienced previous failed pregnancies or miscarriages
- You have known fertility issues
- Your menstrual cycles are irregular and want to start a family
- You are in a same sex female relationship and want to start a family
- You are single and want to start a family
- You have questions about your own fertility and how to optimise your chances of having a baby through sexual intercourse.
How much does a fertility consultation cost?£225
Initial consultation with one of our clinicians
Previous scans and tests
We will accept previous scans and tests if they are less than six months old at the time of your consultation with us