BRISTOL FERTILITY CLINIC:
Bristol Fertility Clinic
Spire Bristol Hospital – The Glen
- 0117 370 8508
- Fax: 0117 370 1022
When can I be seen?The simple answer is as soon as possible, if this is what you want.
Couples have different preferences as to how they would like to begin their journey. You may wish to come in straight away for a consultation and organise the required tests as you go along, or you may prefer to have some or all of the tests done before the consultation. This is entirely up to you how you wish to pace your care and Mrs Gordon is happy to accommodate your preferences.
It would be helpful and Mrs Gordon would recommend a referral from your GP, but this again is not always necessary.
In many instances, your GP may have already completed some or all of the blood tests including a primary semen analysis. Please obtain a copy of these and bring them in for the Consultation. Alternatively these tests can be undertaken privately here at the Spire Bristol Hospital.
What can I expect at the first consultation?
You will have an hour long initial consultation as it will involve full medical history including life style, examination, discussion of any test results, individual prognosis in your case and management options available to you. It is important that we understand all the factors that may be affecting you so that we can formulate an effective treatment plan.
You will be asked questions on the following topics:
- How long you have been trying to get pregnant
- Menstrual History
- Medical History
- Sexual History
- Family History
- Lifestyle factors, including intake of caffeine, alcohol, smoking and your weight/BMI
- Any medications and allergies
We will then review all the blood tests that you have brought along with you and any semen analysis results, if appropriate. We will also perform a pelvic ultrasound scan within the consultation room to get a clearer understanding of the function of your uterus and ovaries.
We can discuss any questions you may have and plan the next steps forward that are right for you.
What are your charges and costs?
Consultationwith Consultant (Uma Gordon) £240 Consultation with Fertility Specialist (Charline Villa) £210 Pelvic Scan as part of initial consult £120* Regular Scan £150
Supporting your treatment elsewhere & abroad:
Short Consult & Scan £180 Scan only £150 * Please note that as this is private practice, the Spire Bristol Hospital may charge an additional fee for the scan of £50.00
Egg/Ovarian Reserve Testing £180 Egg & Tubal Screening £210 Detailed fertility consultation: Female £210 Detailed fertility consultation: Couple £210 Scan at Consultation £120 Semen Analysis £132
Do I need to have all my blood tests before I can see the consultant?
The simple answer is no. In many instances, there is a lot to discuss at the initial consultation, with your particular history, life style factors and ultrasound scan assessment. The chances of natural conception are discussed in your particular situation and any problems identified. Mrs Gordon will then outline the various tests that are required. Your GP may be happy to help you here or the tests can be undertaken at Spire Bristol Hospital for a charge.