How fertility doctors assess and administer treatment options
Posted on 5 February 2019
If you and your partner are struggling to fall pregnant, it can have a devastating effect on your relationship and on your mental health. Fortunately, Mediclinic offers a wide array of treatments – ranging from basic medication to more complex fertility treatments.
“A lot of patients are afraid of coming to a fertility clinic because they’re afraid of what the treatment might entail,” says Dr Kasturi Moodley, a gynaecologist and obstetrician at Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg and the Pietermaritzburg Fertility Clinic. “They’ll be lost by the wayside for years, and in that time, we could have made them pregnant two times over! If you think you have a problem, just make an appointment, and within two weeks we’ll be able to tell you exactly what’s going on.”
That consultation – and the tests that go with it – will clear up a lot of your questions. “The counselling alone is very, very important,” says Dr Moodley. “The couple often has no idea what’s going on or what anything means, and they’re just completely lost. We give them basic, simple information and options, which allows them to move forward.”