Call us today on +44 7897 035438
Everything you need to know about fertility but are afraid to ask
Do you know how fertility treatments and fertility benefits work and are you comfortable talking to your colleagues about it?
This toolkit gives you all the facts, information and resources you need to communicate with your workforce on Fertility Awareness Week (30th October - 5th November).
1. The facts about fertility
2. Testing and Diagnosis
3. The fertility predictor tool
4. What is IVF and how does it work?
5. Other kinds of fertility treatment
6. Options for same sex couples
7. All about male infertility
8. Egg freezing and donation
9. Treatments for single parents
10. How a fertility benefit works
Experts recommend checking your fertility if you have been trying to conceive for more than six months and you're over 35, or if you've been trying to conceive for more than 12 months and are under 35. Remember that infertility is not always down to the woman (see male infertility in section 7).
This advanced predictor tool allows you and your colleagues to discover their fertility potential. Get personalised insights for empowering your path to parenthood.
Participants will be asked questions about age, diet, BMI and other indicators to help build a picture of individual fertility.
The most well-known procedure to boost fertility is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). With IVF, eggs and sperm are combined in a lab. Successfully fertilised embryos are transferred back into the woman's uterus to grow in the womb, and surplus embryos can be frozen for future cycles.
Read these useful blogs for more information on this life-changing procedure.
What are the 5 stages of IVF?
Understanding IVF Risks
What are the IVF success rates by age?
How long does IVF take from start to finish?
While IVF is the best known method of treatment, it is not always the most suitable. A fertility clinic will create a personalised plan for each patient depending on their needs, which may include IVF or any of the following other methods:
Infertility doesn't discriminate. If your company is committed to inclusivity, you will want to provide fertility care for everyone regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity. There is a range of inclusive benefits to support your LGBTQ+ employees, including:
Infertility is often seen as a female problem, but male issues are the most common reasons for IVF in the UK, playing a role in 50% of cases. As well as sperm quality, men can play a pivotal emotional support role in an often stressful process.
Read this article to find out:
About male infertility and its causes
How to assess and improve sperm rates
How to access useful related resources
How to speak to an Apricity nurse
There are many options when it comes to those who need an egg donor or would like to preserve their own fertility until a later date. Examples vary and range from ‘social’ egg freezing (for those who are not ready to start a family yet) to people with endometriosis (a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places), to those undergoing cancer or hormone treatments. See the links below for more info.
The volume of information around solo pregnancy can feel daunting. The good news is that thanks to science, there are plenty of pathways available, regardless of your gender identity, relationship status and medical history. Treatments usually apply across profiles, including single women, two women in a relationship, and trans men.
There are several ways to get yourself pregnant without a man including IVF and IUI.
This handy guide explains all.
It’s now easier than ever to offer a comprehensive fertility benefit for your team. At Apricity we offer at-home testing and scans to minimise disruptions to work, and end-to-end advice and counselling.
Typically just 0.7 to 2% of a workforce uses the benefit at around £15K per treatment, so it is a cost-effective way to show that you care for the mental health and financial wellbeing of your staff.
Find out about what makes our fertility benefit different by clicking here.
New Patients: 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
Current Patient Care: 7am - 9pm Mon-Fri & 9am-1pm Sat/Sun/Bank Hols
Ⓒ Apricity Fertility UK Limited. All rights reserved