Fertility

Fertility Assessment

One in seven couples have difficulty in achieving pregnancy as a result of sub-fertility or infertility and this can be a stressful time for both partners.

Here at Sweeney Family Practice, we can provide an initial fertility assessment, for both partners if requested, to identify any underlying fertility issues.

We start with careful history taking which includes:

    • Medical and surgical history
    • Medications
    • Gynaecological history including previous pregnancies
    • Sexual history
    • Family history
    • Social history

 

Investigations we perform for women include:

    • Full blood screening
    • Day 3 hormone profile -Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinising Hormone (LH), Oestrodiol, Prolactin and Thyroid Function Tests (TFTs)
    • Day 21 hormone profile -Progesterone
    • Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)
    • Cervical smear if this is due
    • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening if indicated
 
Investigations we then perform for men include:
    • Full blood screening
    • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening if indicated

 

We offer advice and a management plan based on our history taking and investigations. 

If an underlying fertility issue is identified that we feel needs specialist fertility management, we will refer to the appropriate service.