Services available at: Lister Hospital
Around one in seven couples may have difficulty getting pregnant. If you have been trying for a baby for more than a year, you can be referred to us by your GP. If you are aged 36 or over, or you already have fertility problems, this referral may be made sooner. Usually your GP will perform a range of tests for you and your partner before referring you to us.
Your first appointment will involve us getting to know you by taking a history of your fertility problems and explaining the results of the tests that you had at your GP. Depending on the results of these tests, you may be offered treatment at this appointment or we may arrange further investigations – such as additional blood tests, sperm analysis, ultrasound scan and tests – to check your Fallopian tubes. These tests will all be explained during your visit and further appointments might be needed to discuss the results and the possible need for further tests.
Our fertility service will assess and diagnose why you are not getting pregnant. We may be able to help you get pregnant using the treatments we can offer. If the treatments we can use don’t help you to get pregnant, we can refer to you to specialist fertility centres for treatments such as IVF.
We know that trying for a baby and not being able to become pregnant can be a very stressful and anxious time. We would like to help you during this time and we know it is important to support you throughout the tests and treatment. Please don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as you need when you see our team.
Our key clinical staff
- Ms Baydaa Abdulrahim – Fertility Consultant
- Fay Clark – Gynaecology Matron
- Claire McShane – Fertility/Clinical Nurse Specialist