They are now offering a unique,
tailor-made service to couples setting out on their bid to have a
baby through their new independent consultancy Fertility Essentials.
“Once couples start trying for a baby they often feel impatient if
they don’t fall pregnant straight away”, says Fiona.
“There is so much information available it can frequently be more
confusing than useful”.
That’s where Fertility Essentials can help.
Couples turning to the confidential service undergo a detailed
health assessment from which Fiona and Wendy are then able to
provide specialist advice to ensure each individual is in the best
possible health to optimise the chance of conceiving. Evidence based
advice is given on stress, age and lifestyle factors and how they
can have a significant impact on fertility.
“The longer we’ve worked in this field the more we’ve realised it’s
not just a matter of the mechanics of conception,“ says Wendy.
“We need to spend time with couples, looking at their unique life
circumstances identifying essential issues so we can provide bespoke
advice and information.”
Fiona and Wendy started their Cambridgeshire-based business, which
they believe is the only one in the country, because of their
passionate belief that every couple wishing to have children should
have access to the very best advice at the earliest opportunity.
With specific, expert pre-conception advice, potentially years of
stressful infertility may be avoided.
Wendy and Fiona are both fully qualified registered general nurses (RGN)
and have family planning and counselling qualifications. From advice
and treatment Wendy and Fiona have given, 3,000 babies have been
born to couples who had previously been struggling to conceive. More
information is available on the Fertility Essentials website
Fertility Essentials operate from consulting rooms at a
city-based GP surgery and also offer telephone consultations or
a postal questionnaire.
Wendy and Fiona are members of the British Fertility Society and
Royal College of Nursing.
Around one in six couples in the UK will have difficulties
starting a family.
Except for pregnancy it’s the most likely reason for a 20-45
year old woman to visit her GP.