Local guidelines are outlined below.
Sub fertility is increasingly common and NHS referrals can be made, however, we can only do so if you meet certain criteria.
- You must be trying to conceive for more than 1 year
- Women must be aged under 42 and have a BMI of less than 30
- Have no more than 1 child in your existing relationship.
Before a referral can be made, we need to carry out some basic investigations in general practice. They are outlined below. This involves blood tests at different times in the cycle, a urine chlamydia test and a recent cervical smear.
Men need to have a semen analysis, this now needs to be done at Hammersmith Hospital. You will need to collect a sample pot and form from reception and follow the instructions as outlined below.
Once we have the results, we can make a referral. All the investigations need to be done in the 3 months before the referral is made.