Pre-treatment Review for Lesbian Couples
Investigations for lesbian couples at Midland Fertility are tailor-made. To plan treatment effectively, baseline tests will have to be undertaken either for the woman who will be having the IUI or IVF treatment, or for both partners if they are opting for ‘shared motherhood’ IVF.
The pre-treatment review includes:
- baseline tests
- a follow-up appointment
- treatment planning
Appointments will happen on day two to five of the cycle (where day one is the first day of her period) of the partner whose eggs will be used in the pregnancy – either for IUI, IVF or shared motherhood IVF. If the couple hasn’t yet decided which partner will carry the pregnancy, or if both partners are to have clinical procedures as part of the treatment, both will need to undergo the baseline tests, which involve:
- taking blood:
- from one or both female partners for baseline hormone tests (FSH and LH) and possibly for an ovarian reserve test with AMH
- a vaginal ultrasound scan of one or both female partners
The cost of the appointment also includes taking blood from both partners for routine infection screening – which is carried out at a later date.
Usually about two weeks after the pre-treatment review, the results will be available at a follow-up appointment, where the Midland Fertility nurse or doctor will be able to advise on the most appropriate treatment. The options may be discussed in full, including any risks and also the success rates. At this visit, treatment may be planned immediately, or the clinical team may advise that counselling or further advanced tests or investigations are needed.
Treatment planning appointment
Following the first two appointments, including the pre-treatment review, a treatment planning appointment may be made once the treatment has been paid for in full, either by:
Cost of pre-treatment review for female couples at Midland Fertility: £645.00
Follow-up consultation and repeat screening
If a couple has a break between treatments at Midland Fertility, a chargeable consultation and repeat routine infection screening, will be required.
Cost of consultation at Midland Fertility: £150.00
Cost of repeat screening (per person) at Midland Fertility: £120.00
Go to the Midland Fertility Patient Treatment Information page and download:
- this infosheet is currently being updated