Advice, investigation and treatment to help you have a baby.
Miscarriages and fertility problems are sadly frequently experienced by many women of reproductive age that become increasingly common with age. Conditions such as blood clotting disorders, previous uterine surgery, cervical damage, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or polycystic ovaries may be the cause. Investigations including ultrasound scan, tubal patency and blood tests may help establish a diagnosis and enable a successful pregnancy.
If you are experiencing problems with conception or miscarriages during early pregnancy, especially recurrent miscarriages, Mr Aldrich would be happy to help by performing an ultrasound scan and arranging blood tests to ascertain the reason why.
Sadly, some couples suffer multiple miscarriages, often for no apparent reason. Mr Aldrich can perform an ultrasound scan and clinical assessment and can organise a set of blood tests, which can sometimes provide an answer to why these are occurring and can suggest medications to help you prevent a miscarriage in the future.
Management of miscarriage
When you are told you have had a miscarriage there is often a lot of confusion as to the best way forward. At this very difficult time of receiving bad news it is best to get an early diagnosis with an ultrasound scan and Mr Aldrich will be able to advise on conservative, medical or surgical management.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent and irregular menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
Ovarian and endometrial assessment
If you planning to have IVF you are often required to have an ovarian and endometrial assessment prior to any treatment. Mr Aldrich will be able to take measurements and provide a report for you.
Mr Aldrich offers a pre-pregnancy counselling service for women who wish to discuss a potential pregnancy. This may be if you have had a bad experience, or if you have any concerns or if you have co-existing medical conditions.