Getting started is always difficult. Furthermore if it concerns fertility issues preventing you from successful conceiving and pregnancy.
If one is having problems getting pregnant, she has to see GP. They will look at a medical history and give a physical examination. They may also recommend some lifestyle changes to help fertility.
Unless there are reasons that may put a woman at high risk of infertility, such as cancer treatment, she’ll usually only be considered for infertility investigations and treatment. (If she’s been trying for a baby for at least a year without becoming pregnant)
This is what usually happens next.
If appropriate, your GP can refer you to a fertility specialist at an NHS hospital or fertility clinic.
The specialist will ask about your fertility history, and may carry out a physical examination.
Women may have tests to check the levels of hormones in their blood and how well their ovaries are working. They may also have an ultrasound scan or X-ray to see if there are any blockages or structural problems. Men may be asked for a semen sample to test sperm quality.
If IVF is the best treatment for you, the specialist will refer you to an assisted conception unit.
The most important thing here is not to waste precious time. Fertility decreases with age, it’s well known. We’d better apply for help as soon as possible.