Your first visit
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Our team is committed to supporting you with friendly and reliable advice, compassionate care, and clinical expertise so you can begin your fertility journey with confidence.
What to Expect
Your first consultation is an important step in your journey to parenthood and our team is committed to supporting you with reliable advice, compassionate care, and clinical expertise so you can begin your fertility journey with confidence.
The details of your first visit may differ from practice to practice, however the purpose remains the same: To introduce you to your fertility care team, get comprehensive medical histories, understand your fertility goals and recommend the diagnostic tests required.
- Step 1
Your Detailed Medical and Social History
Will discuss previous medical treatments, any health conditions known to impact fertility and the family history of both partners.
- Step 2
Your Fertility Goals
Whether you wish to conceive or if you need to explore fertility preservation services, our team will discuss your fertility goals in detail to understand what you expect from your treatment.
- Step 3
Viral marker for HIV, HBsAG, VDRIL & HCV for both partners.
– For women- Hormone assay and ovarian reserve test
– For men- Semen analysis
- Step 4
Planning the Next Steps
We will review the results of your fertility investigations to discuss and help the patient take a decision the best course of action and if ART (assisted reproductive technology) procedures are required.
Being prepared for your first fertility consultation can help you make most out of your interaction with our team. The below checklist can help you get a clearer picture about what to bring and how to prepare for your first visit with us.
Copies of your medical records
Reports of previous fertility investigations
Relevant details of your family history
List of questions to ask your doctor
An outline of your schedule to roughly understand the pace of treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What is infertility?
According to the World Health Organisation, Infertility is a “disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse”.
Will I undergo any tests in my first fertility consultation?
No, patients do not undergo any diagnostic tests during their first fertility consultation. The first visit largely involves reviewing the medical history of the male and female partner as well as understanding their fertility goals. Ovarian reserve test is recommended for women and semen analysis is recommended for men. In case these tests have already been done, the results of these investigations are also discussed in the first visit.
When should I go for my first fertility consultation?
Women younger than 35 years of age with no obvious cause of infertility are advised to try conceiving naturally for a period of 12 months before seeking help. For women over 35 years the recommended period of trying is 6 months.
In case of any known fertility issue in either the male or female partner as well as a history of undergoing medical treatments which are known to impair fertility, seeking immediate medical help is advised to improve the chances of pregnancy.
What are the symptoms of infertility in women?
Irregular or absent periods are the most common indicator of fertility issues in women. History of ovulation disorders like endometriosis and PCOS also increase the risk of female factor infertility.
What causes infertility?
For women, infertility can be caused by advanced age, ovulation disorders, scarring from surgery, underlying medical conditions and treatments as well as lifestyle factors such as smoking.
For men, poor quality semen is the most common cause of infertility. Issues with semen quality can be the result of damage or injury to the testicles, genetic conditions, vasectomy, ejaculation disorders as well as certain medications and treatments such as chemotherapy.
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