During your first visit, you will meet an infertility specialist and have a chance to discuss thoroughly all aspects of your situation. The physician will review any previous infertility examinations or treatments you may have received, as well as your medical history, any medication you are taking, and any other issues that may affect your chances of becoming pregnant and fulfilling your wish to have a child.
During your first visit, the physician will explain to you the potential treatment options, including treatment schedules and the medications needed, as well as their effects. You will also be advised on the probability of a successful outcome and the factors affecting success, as well as anything you may be able to do yourselves.
You will also meet a nurse who will explain to you the clinic’s standard procedures and counselling services and also advise you on how to prepare for examinations and treatments.
During your first visit, the physician will examine both partners, unless you have previously been examined by another doctor. The woman will be given a normal gynecological examination and an ultrasound examination, and the man’s genital organs will be examined. Some reasons why pregnancy has not yet happened may already become apparent at this stage.
After the clinical examinations, a schedule is planned for any other necessary basic examinations. These include semen analysis, charting the menstrual cycle, and an examination to determine any blockage of the woman’s fallopian tubes. The need for further examinations will also be considered. The purpose of the basic examinations is to determine whether ovulation occurs, whether the uterus is healthy, whether the fallopian tubes are clear of any obstruction, and whether the quality of the semen is sufficient.