What’s on next
Once you have decided to have a child through insemination, it is a good idea to do some tests at your doctors, but it is not a requirement (We highlight the most important ones in bold):
- Hepatitis B: HBsAg Anti-HBc
- Hepatitis C: Anti-HCV Ab
- HIV 1 +2: Anti-HIV-1 / 2
- AMH and TSH (can be taken on any day of the cycle)
- FSH, LH and oestradiol (must be on 2nd or 3rd day of your menstrual cycle) this only by irregular cycles.
- Rubella (red dog) if you are unsure about your immune status.
- Chlamydia: grafting from the cervix, but a urine sample can tell today.
- Smear: Cell scraping from the cervix if it is more than two years since you last got it done.
These tests are not obligatory, but it is a good idea to take them.
If you have previously had one or more infections in the uterus or fallopian tubes, or had chlamydia or gonorrhea, there may have been formed some scar tissue in the fallopian tubes, thereby preventing passage of both eggs and sperm. Some women may also have had infections in the abdomen without having had any symptoms.
Therefore, we think it is a good idea that you are being examined by a gynecologist before you start your insemination process, so we can create the best possible conditions for you to achieve pregnancy.
We recommend an ultrasound in order to have an AFC = follicle count done.