Basic Infertility Services
If you have been struggling to conceive for months or even years, Dr Talha Shawaf at Harley Street Reproductive Medicine Clinic could provide a solution. We help many of our patients to become pregnant with our basic infertility treatments, ranging from Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or artificial insemination, to more advanced methods of assisted reproduction. You can rest assured that Dr Shawaf will help you to select the right treatment for your individual needs and that, whichever treatment you undergo with us, we will be there throughout your journey to guide and support you.
Below is a brief overview of some of the treatments we offer. For more information about any of these services, we encourage you to contact Dr Talha Shawaf’s expert team who will be happy to help.
Natural Cycle Monitoring
Some patients can struggle to become pregnant because of difficulties with the timing of their ovulation. We will monitor these patients to determine when ovulation occurs and advise with regards to timed intercourse, or alternatively we can perform Intrauterine Insemination. The results of these initial tests will determine whether further treatment is required.
We can also complete a pelvic ultrasound examination of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes to discover the source of a fertility problem. This is recognised as the most effective first-line test for women to undergo when they are having difficulty conceiving.
One of the most common treatments for infertility, ovulation induction involves stimulating the ovaries using medication or fertility drugs, and is frequently used alongside Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
IUI consists of placing washed sperm into the patient’s uterus during ovulation. If sperm have had difficulty reaching the egg successfully, this treatment can be a highly effective solution. If a male patient is suffering from mild or moderate problems like poor sperm function, IUI is usually the best option.
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy or Hysteroscopy)
Laparoscopy can be used to diagnose a range of problems in the abdominal wall or the female pelvic organs, including cysts, infection, adhesions or fibroids. It is also used to confirm endometriosis. Hysteroscopy is used to inspect the inside of the uterus, and during this procedure a small tissue sample may be taken to for biopsy.
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Infertility affects one in six couples, and In Vitro Fertilisation, or IVF, is one of the most common and effective treatments available. During this process, the sperm and egg are combined in a laboratory dish, before the resulting embryo is placed inside the woman’s uterine cavity via a catheter through the cervix. Excess embryos can also be frozen for future treatment.
IVF is a popular procedure with couples who experience unexplained infertility, for men with a low sperm count, or for women with blocked, damaged or missing fallopian tubes. We will be able to advise you regarding all aspects of IVF, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this treatment.
For more details about any of the treatments outlined above, or to take the first step in your journey towards a healthy and successful pregnancy, arrange an appointment with Dr Talha Shawaf today on 020 3837 3855 or complete our online enquiry form.