We aim to offer the highest standard of care. This is why we have among the highest success rates in Scotland. Our team of experts, led by our highly experienced Consultants, are committed to providing you with a tailored and compassionate service and we aim to support you through your fertility journey at our Centre. We take pride in maintaining our high standards and have an accredited quality management system which is compliant with ISO
Fertility Tests |Spire Edinburgh, Murrayfield & Shawfair Park Hospital
In most clinics the men will only be offered a standard Semen Analysis, which only looks at the motility the movement , morphology shape and concentration quantity of the sperm but cannot tell its quality. Consultants then use deduction to determine whether the sperm will cause any issues i. Sperm DNA damage is treatable with lifestyle changes and nutritional therapy. Issues such as 'debris', 'agglutination' and higher than normal round blood cells all possible indicators of infection are also often overlooked whereas, in the US for example, these would be treated with antibiotics just in case it was effecting the sperm's ability to reach and fertilise and egg. We have often seen with our couples that that improving diet simple things like increasing fluid intake but more especially working on antioxidant levels , decreasing stress and improving certain lifestyle factors can have a positive impact on sperm. If there are any suspected issues with sperm - even if you're told the Semen Analysis shows you to be "within the normal range", it is still worth making a few changes but cutting out smoking, cutting down on alcohol and coffee and getting moderate exercise.
We welcome your views on our website and invite you to take part in a brief survey when you've finished your visit. We offer several fertility tests for patients. These can include hormone blood tests to test female fertility and semen analysis to test male fertility. If you've been trying to conceive for a while without success, you may wish to undergo some tests to help determine the cause of any infertility. These tests can also assist you in choosing the right treatment options.
Edinburgh's reproductive health specialists. We're passionate about women's reproductive health. The majority of our work is with couples trying to conceive or pregnant women, however, we love helping women at any point in their reproductive lives. This can be from teenagers or young adults with menstrual difficulties, right through to the other end supporting women going through the menopause.