Diagnosed with infertility? Why there's no such thing as 'too much information'

16th October 2012 in Advice

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In our years of helping many people achieve their dreams of a family, one of the common traits we see in our patients is the desire to find out as much as they can about just what their problem is, and why they can’t get pregnant as they’d hoped.

Indeed, after being told you have a fertility problem – or unexplained infertility, which can be even more frustrating because there’s no medical reason for it - the first thing you may do is search the internet to find out anything and everything they can about your condition and what can be done.

But instead of getting answers, it can often leave you with more questions than you started with. Forums are packed with cases which sound just like yours, of success stories where the impossible became possible, and likewise where sadly treatment failed. What can it all mean for you?

So it’s no surprise to us that when many of our patients arrive for their first consultation, they have a head full of questions and are already confused and stressed from the findings of their online research.

Of course it’s natural to want information, but it’s also important to remember that whilst the internet is an amazing modern source of it, everyone’s case is different. A technique which worked to help one person may not work for you. Your journey is personal and unique to you.

It’s why we hold our regular free open evenings. They’re a chance for you to meet us before you decide to start treatment with us, an opportunity to ask any question you have about your situation and how we can help – no matter how silly you think your question seems.

Our aim is always to give you all the information you need, in a way that you can understand – so you know exactly what is going to happen during your treatment path, when it will happen and why. When you’re going through infertility treatment, we know there’s no such thing as ‘too much information’.

Remember, we’re here to help you every step of the way. So if there is ever anything you’re not sure about, or need clarification on, please ask us.

Last updated: 20th January 2020