Primary Infertility - Where To Start?

Embarking on your first journey with fertility treatments can be both hopeful and daunting, and at First IVF, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. We recognize the unique journey of those experiencing primary infertility and aim to provide support, information, and insights to help guide you on the path towards building the family you dream of.

What is Primary Infertility?

Primary infertility refers to the inability of a couple to conceive. This term is used when a couple has never been able to achieve a pregnancy, despite actively trying. It can be attributed to various factors, including reproductive health issues in one or both partners, hormonal imbalances, structural abnormalities, or unexplained factors.

Seeking the guidance of fertility specialists and undergoing comprehensive fertility assessments are common steps for couples experiencing primary infertility to identify the underlying causes and explore appropriate treatment options.

Initial Steps & Decision-Making Process

At First IVF, we conduct a comprehensive assessment before determining the most suitable treatment, such as Ovulation Induction or IVF, as opposed to other alternatives. The evaluation typically includes a thorough examination of both partners‘ medical histories, reproductive health, and any previous fertility treatments or interventions. Our process is as follows:

  1. Initial Consultation: At First IVF, your journey begins with a comprehensive initial consultation. Our expert fertility specialists take the time to understand your unique medical history, concerns, and aspirations. This collaborative discussion forms the foundation for a personalized fertility plan.

  2. Diagnostic Assessments: Following the initial consultation, we conduct thorough diagnostic assessments and tests. This includes evaluating ovarian reserve, assessing the health of the uterus and fallopian tubes, and conducting a semen analysis for the male partner. These results provide valuable insights into the factors influencing fertility.

  3. Discussion of Findings: Our team reviews the diagnostic findings with you, ensuring a clear and transparent understanding of any underlying fertility challenges. We take the time to address your questions and concerns, fostering an open dialogue that empowers you to make informed decisions.

  4. Tailored Treatment Plan: Based on the diagnostic results and your individual circumstances, our fertility experts create a tailored treatment plan. Whether it’s recommending IVF, IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), or other fertility interventions, the plan is designed to optimize your chances of success.

  5. Educational Session: We provide a detailed educational session to explain the chosen treatment plan, outlining the steps involved, potential outcomes, and any necessary lifestyle adjustments. This ensures that you are well-prepared and confident as you embark on the selected fertility treatment.

  6. Decision-Making Process: Together, we discuss the proposed treatment plan, taking into consideration your preferences, comfort level, and any financial or emotional considerations. We support you in making an informed decision that aligns with your goals and values.

  7. Initiating Treatment: Once the decision is made, we guide you through the initiation of the chosen treatment. Our team remains by your side, providing ongoing support, monitoring, and adjustments as needed throughout the treatment process.

What Treatments Are Available For Primary Infertility?

The treatments available for primary infertility depend on the underlying causes and factors contributing to difficulty conceiving. The specific treatment plan will be personalised based on the couple’s medical history, diagnostic results, and any identified fertility issues.

Seeking the guidance of fertility specialists early in the process is essential for a thorough evaluation and the development of a tailored treatment approach to address primary infertility.

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Frequently Asked Question

Q1: How Do I Schedule an Initial Consultation?

A: To schedule an initial consultation, please contact our clinic directly via phone, email, or through our appointment request form. You may also ask your general practitioner or healthcare provider for a referral.

A: We offer a range of fertility services, including but not limited to IVF, IUI, egg freezing, and donor programs. Our experienced team will guide you through the available options based on your individual needs.

A: Infertility can result from various factors. If you’ve been actively trying to conceive for a year (or six months if you’re over 35) without success, or if you have known fertility issues, it’s advisable to seek consultation. Both partners should undergo initial assessments to determine the cause.

A: The process varies based on the chosen treatment, but generally involves an initial consultation, diagnostic testing, personalized treatment planning, and, if needed, assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF or IUI. Our team will guide you through each step.

A: Our team can discuss available financing options, and we recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand coverage details.

As of 2023, patients may avail of publicly funded IVF, IUI, or ICSI treatments through the HSE if they meet the eligibility criteria. 

A: Success rates can vary based on individual circumstances. During your consultation, we will provide you with personalized information based on your medical history and the specific treatment plan.

A: We welcome both couples and single individuals seeking fertility assistance. Our team provides support and guidance to individuals with diverse family-building goals.

A: Fertility treatments can be emotionally challenging, and the physical aspects vary. Our team is committed to providing compassionate care and support throughout your fertility journey.

A: Adopting a healthy lifestyle can positively impact fertility. Our team will provide guidance on factors such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management to optimize your chances of conception.

A: Patient confidentiality is a top priority. We adhere to strict privacy standards, and all information shared with our clinic is kept confidential.


We Offer High Success Rates!

With both frozen and fresh embryo transfer options available, we tailor our approach to suit each individual’s needs, maximising the chances of conception. Find our more about how our dedicated team of experts utilizes cutting-edge technology and personalised care to achieve outstanding results.


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