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Problems with conceiving are more common than most of us may think. 1 in 6 couples are thought to experience difficulty in achieving a pregnancy. If you have been having regular, unprotected intercourse for a year or more and you have not achieved a pregnancy, we would advise booking a fertility assessment with us.
Having difficulty getting pregnant?
Today, there are many reasons why women and couples are turning to fertility treatment. You might be a single woman without a partner, a woman with a partner who can’t get pregnant despite months of trying, or a partner in a same sex relationship. All of them, because of biology or circumstances, may struggle to have a baby naturally. But modern IVF technology means that their ’infertility’, whatever its cause, is today amenable to treatment. Here, you can book an appointment to speak to one of advisors who can tell you more about your fertility.
One of the most common reasons why women seek fertility treatment today is because of age. It’s a biological fact that female fertility declines with age, especially after 35. Statistically, the chances of older women reduce and more complex treatment may be required. This is why we apply a cut-off age of 37 in our eligibility criteria for Kind IVF.
Around one-third of all cases of infertility can be explained by a biological problem with the male partner, usually in the quality of quantity of sperm cells. In such cases, IVF treatment as offered in our basic Kind IVF programme would not suitable, and success will be much better achieved with another well established treatment known as ICSI. You can read about our Kind ICSI package here.
There is a small proportion of women who, for mainly genetic reasons, reach the menopause prematurely, usually below the age of 40 or even sooner. These are women whose ovaries are unable to produce the follicles which will become eggs and whose only chance of having a baby is with an egg donated by a fertile woman. Women of an older maternal age – usually over 40 – may be similarly affected. Our partner clinic, the London Egg Bank, can provide donor egg treatments, with a catalogue of donors for a choice of suitable eggs.