Frequently Asked Questions

There is a lot to understand before, during and after fertility treatment. We’ve answered many of our frequently asked questions below. If you can’t see the answer you are looking for you can contact our team who are happy to assist.

There can be any number of reasons as to why you are struggling to get pregnant. General health and age can both play a part and, beyond that, there could be issues with a woman’s ovulation or a man’s sperm count.

If you find you are having ongoing difficulties in trying to conceive and you want help in identifying the potential cause our fertility testing services can support you. We understand that trying to conceive can be a stressful time and if you do encounter some struggles, then our exceptional team will be happy to help in trying to locate and solve the problem for you. We suggest that if you have been trying for about a year, then it could be worth speaking to someone at the centre.

While your lifestyle may not be the biggest factor effecting your fertility, it can have an impact. It could therefore be worth considering adapting some of your current lifestyle choices in order to give yourself the best chance of having a child. That could be exercising and taking vitamin supplements or changing up your diet and cutting out smoking. All of these can have slight effects in helping your success, especially if you are preparing to undergo a fertility treatment. Read our blog on pre-conception advice for more information.

We have a wide-range of treatments available that can fit the needs of each individual. It means that, with so many options to offer, we can offer you the best treatment possible. For a full list of our treatment options, visit our Fertility Treatments page.

There are parking facilities available to use including a multi-storey car park at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Please be advised that you may need to leave extra time for parking as there may be queues to enter this car park.

Further parking is available nearby in council owned car parks around the Welford Road area of the city. We suggest patients conduct some research into any of these car parks to see which best suits their needs.

Yes. If you wish to have a sample of your semen checked or you have been referred for analysis by your GP or hospital, then you will need to book an appointment. To do so, please give us a call on 0116 258 5922.

The cost of IVF treatment can vary depending on the person and the exact type of treatment required. You will also need to consider payment for initial consultations prior to starting IVF and any additional treatments or investigations. To see our price list, head over to the Pricing page of our website.

Yes, we do offer the opportunity to preserve your eggs for future use. We can also freeze sperm samples and embryos. These can be stored and then brought out for use when you decide you are ready. If you require more information about the way in which we can preserve your eggs, head to our Fertility Preservation page.

While there can be some discomfort with different treatments, most can be relatively pain-free. In addition, it can also depend on the person, as some patients may find things more uncomfortable than others.

For the large part, any couples wanting to undergo treatment can still have intercourse. However, there may be some individual cases where it might not be suitable. If this is the case, we will advise and make you aware.

Yes, we can offer treatment plans and support regardless of your sexual orientation or whether you are in a couple or not. There are several options to select from, such as donor sperm treatments, storage of eggs or sperm. This can support patients who are about to transition or for future use and shared motherhood. For more information on Shared Motherhood, head to our Patient Leaflets page. You can also read our blog post about fertility options for LGBTQ+ families.

No. Should you use a donor in order to conceive, they will not be given any details about anyone who uses their donation.

Endometriosis does not mean you cannot get pregnant or access our treatments. Our experienced team can consider the circumstances surrounding your situation and recommend the best line of treatment to use. While there can be several factors that can impact your chances of pregnancy, we are able to put a plan in place to guide you in the right direction. In fact, those with endometriosis still have a good chance of becoming a parent.

For more information surrounding endometriosis, visit Endometriosis UK.