When Should You Speak To A Fertility Specialist?

It isn’t uncommon for people to put off booking a consultation with a fertility specialist and many will try to avoid speaking to someone about their fertility. Understandably, if you would like to have biological children, visiting a fertility clinic can be quite daunting and you may be apprehensive about getting bad news. However, it is always beneficial to speak to a fertility specialist. Not to mention, there are lots of different fertility treatments and tests available that can help people in a variety of situations these days. 

If you have been contemplating booking a fertility appointment and you’re wondering whether it’s something you should do, keep reading today. Below we have listed some of the different scenarios when you really should speak to a fertility specialist. 

You’re struggling to conceive naturally 

One of the main reasons why people book an appointment at a fertility clinic is because they’ve been unable to conceive naturally. If you have been trying to get pregnant for at least 12 months, it can be advantageous to speak to a fertility specialist and undertake a comprehensive fertility test to learn more about any fertility issues you may have. 

Depending on your age, some fertility specialists may recommend you visit them sooner. When you’re over 35, you usually shouldn’t wait as long to book a fertility test if you’re having unprotected sex but haven’t yet fallen pregnant. Age can have a huge impact on fertility and if you’re trying to have a baby in later life, it’s always worth speaking to a fertility specialist. 

You want to learn more about your fertility

Even before trying to conceive, some people will choose to visit a fertility clinic to learn more about their current fertility. Not only can a female fertility test or a male fertility test show you how fertile you are, but it can also inform you about any problems you may face with trying to conceive naturally. For many, a fertility test will provide peace of mind and it can prevent worry in regards to starting a family. 

Should a fertility problem be highlighted, you can then look into the range of fertility treatments available to assist you with conceiving and a fertility specialist can help you to design a treatment plan that has the best possible success rates. 

You’re planning for the future

As mentioned above, age has a direct impact on fertility and for this reason, it isn’t uncommon for people to speak to a fertility specialist to help them plan for the future. If you’re not in a position to start a family now, but you would like to be a biological parent in the future, visiting a fertility clinic can be really beneficial. 

A fertility specialist can inform you of the fertility preservation options available and help you to decide whether you’d like to freeze your eggs or embryos, for example. Lots of people who are about to start medical treatment that will likely affect their fertility will reach out to a fertility clinic for some tailored advice too. Certain diseases and disorders, such as cancer, require treatment that can make you less fertile and a fertility specialist can help you to put a plan in place so that you can still have a baby in the future if you’d like to. 

You have reason to be concerned about your fertility

Whenever you’re worried about your fertility, you shouldn’t hesitate to speak to a fertility specialist. If, for example, you’ve had previous pregnancies and experienced miscarriages or complications, before you start trying for another baby, you may want to consider booking a consultation at a fertility clinic to discuss your fertility issues in more detail. 

Similarly, if you have just been diagnosed with a medical condition like endometriosis or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), then it can be very helpful to speak to a fertility specialist about how your condition may impact you when trying to conceive. Should you have concerns about how your family medical history may affect your ability to conceive naturally, this is something else you can speak to a fertility specialist about. 

Booking a consultation with a fertility specialist

If you have been putting off speaking to a fertility specialist and would now like to book a consultation to discuss your fertility in more detail, be sure to contact us at London IVF and Genetics Centre today. We will be happy to arrange a consultation for you with a fertility expert and we can assure you that when you turn to us, the same experienced consultant will remain by your side from the first appointment through early pregnancy and beyond.