If you answered yes to any of these questions, the team at Galway Bay Medical Centre may be able to help you.
Our new suite of fertility services has a package to suit your needs whether you are just thinking about starting a family or need help with any aspect of your fertility.
Our highly-trained GPs are perfectly placed to help you answer all your questions and with a full spectrum of diagnostic tests at our disposal we can provide accurate information to assist you at any stage of your journey.
Maybe you've just got engaged, just got married or maybe you're just thinking about babies.
If you want to know what you should be doing at that 'Just thinking about it...' stage then this is the package for you.
This is a 30 minute appointment with one of our female GPs, ideally on day 2-5 of your cycle.
If you've been trying to get pregnant for a while and feel it's time to consult the experts then this is the option for you and your partner.
As a guide we would suggest that if you are under 35 and trying for the past 6 months or over 35 and trying for 3 months then it's probably time to seek advice
Remember that 85% of couples conceive naturally within a year of trying, so keep trying!
Be patient. It's not like buying a handbag, with instant satisfaction and results. You can't control when you may be lucky enough to conceive, but a nod in the right direction can help a lot.
This can be a very stressful time. You will be fed up of people asking 'Is there nothing happening yet??' as if the idea never entered your head.
Come see us before it becomes a big pressure.
This is a 1 hour long 'His and Hers' appointment costing €280, ideally on day 3-7 of the cycle.
Alternatively, you can also book separately for 30 minutes each. €190 (F) €120 (M)
FOR BOTH PARTNERS:
Miscarriage is a very upsetting event and recurrent ones even more so.
This service aims to provide you and your partner with the best information and advice possible.
It may not seem like much consolation to be told that miscarriage can be good news, because it confirms that you as a couple are able to achieve pregnancy, but it is good.
Remember that one in every 4 or 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Usually no cause is found, yet it makes sense to consider any obvious ones.
You should bear in mind that the most likely outcome for the next pregnancy after a miscarriage is a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. If you have had 2 consecutive miscarriages, you should consider some basic tests.
Hospital policy is not to investigate unless you have had 3, because a normal pregnancy is still more likely than a third miscarriage.
However, it is devastating to be basically advised to have another miscarriage before you can have any tests, so we can help you earlier if you like.
This is a 1-hour 'His and Hers' appointment costing €280, ideally on day 3-7 of the cycle.
You can also book separately for 30 minutes each. €190 (F) €120 (M)
FOR BOTH PARTNERS:
This is a 30 minute appointment with our GP which costs €130 with results by post within 10 working days.
If you attend on day 3 of your period you can also have a FSH test giving some extra information re fertility status. Total cost = €160
Phone 091 530054 and speak to Michelle or Fiona about available times or enquire via our online enquiry form.
You can also send an email enquiry by clicking here.
As these screening appointments are quite time-consuming, it isn't always possible to fit them in to our busy clinic at short notice. A week or two in advance is ideal.
Please specify which fertility package suits you best when making the appointment, to ensure we allocate enough time with the doctor.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time to complete the registration forms..... or you can request that we email the paperwork out to you on confirmation of your appointment for you to complete at home.
If we are not your regular GP but you wish to come to us for fertility screening, we can forward your results to your own GP for follow-up or onward referral if you prefer.
Please note that screening services such as these are not covered under the medical card scheme. However, for those whose medical card is registered with our practice, we offer discounted prices for these packages.