For women under 35, there is around a 25% chance of becoming pregnant when the woman is ovulating. After 35, women’s reproductive potential decreases and after the age of 40 the chances of becoming pregnant naturally fall to 10% during ovulation.
In order to diagnose infertility, the IVI clinic will obtain a full medical history and complete a physical examination of both members of the couple. For women, the basic tests are a basal hormone study, an ultrasound scan and a hysterosalpingography (an x-ray to investigate the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes). The range of tests may be extended, depending on the patient. For men there is an assessment of semen quality via a seminogram test.