Frequently Asked Questions

– Did you know Fertility Point is now offering online video teleconsultations?

– At International Medical Treatment Ltd (IMT) we welcome questions from people and are ready to help if anything is not clear.

– Find some of the most commonly asked questions from people who are interested or who have undertaken treatment at Fertility Point in Kenya.

International Medical Treatment is an Official Information and Referral Office for Fertility Point Kenya, helping coordinate treatment for people in Kenya and across the region at no extra charge.

At International Medical Treatment Ltd (IMT) we welcome questions from people and are ready to help if anything is not clear. However, these are some of the most Frequently Asked Fertility Questions (FAQs) about the newly introduced online video teleconsultations and normal consultation/treatments.

A:

  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Couples who have tried having a baby for one year or more without conceiving.

Couples who feel they may have fertility problems due to:

  • Age for women over 35 years,
  • Irregular menstrual cycles,
  • Previous surgery for endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts or cervical lesions,
  • Smoking for both men and women, and,
  • Medications for hypertension, peptic ulcer or gastric ulcer disease, gout and diabetes mellitus, liver disease which can affect fertility in men.

A: The cost of the Online Telemedicine Consultation depends on the specialists normal consultation rates, the final duration of the online consultation and the complexity of your case. However the cost of a Telemed Consultation usually costs KES 3,600 or around $33. Contact us to confirm the price of the consultation for your specialist at Fertility Point.

A: The time it takes to organise a Telemedicine Consultation depends on the specialists availability. However, we strive to have your Telemed appointment confirmed within 24 hours of you contacting us.

A: All you need is a computer or phone with a camera and an internet connection.

A: The whole IVF treatment takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks until completion.

A: Yes. The fertility specialist will review your previous test records and advise you on the necessary tests or treatments. Tests that have been done more than a year ago, will have to be repeated.

A: Currently NHIF is not accepted but the clinic is working on fixing that soon in the future.

A: The female has to be at the clinic on her day 2 and 3 of her cycle for at least 3 weeks and the partner can be there on the day of (OPU)- Ovum pick up with the blood reports.

A: After the embryo transfer, the lady can travel after 3 to 4 days, but she should be able to visit the clinic for 4 weeks. The IVF Specialist will advise more on this during the initial consultation.

A: Both are assisted reproductive techniques, however, in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), a single motile sperm is selected, immobilised and injected directly into the egg especially, in cases of male infertility or where the woman has experienced fertilisation failure. In IVF, on the other hand, the egg and sperm are left in a petri dish to fertilise on their own.

A: Yes, there are hotels and apartments nearby that are a walking distance from the clinic. Kindly contact us through [email protected] 742 006066 to speak to our customer service assistant for more information on this.

A: The age limit of a woman trying to conceive naturally is 45 Years. Beyond that, the doctor has to do evaluation tests to check on the egg viability.

A: Fertility Point is located at Fortis Suites Building, Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya.

A: The procedure takes 2 weeks until completion but it happens on the second day of your menstrual cycle.

A: 1 week so that tests and scans can be done before Day 2 of the woman’s menstrual cycle

A: IUI and IVF are both fertility treatments, however, while IUI involves injecting sperm into the uterus, IVF involves egg stimulation, retrieval, fertilisation in a peri dish and transfer of the embryo into the uterus.

A: The clinic provides donor sperm and egg or you can use your partners.

A: The drugs used in IUI and IVF can have minor side effects, most patients do not experience any side effect. However, if you do, these are some of the side effects you can experience:

Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats, headaches, mild abdominal pain, feeling bloated and nausea.

A: Most injections are simple, the nurse can show either the wife, husband or both partners how to give the injections then you can have the injections at home following the required schedule. You should not stop the injections until you are instructed by the specialist to.

A: No, however, it is advisable for both partners to be present for the appointments to get clarification for any questions that they may have. There are certain days or dates that the husband must be present to provide the sperms needed for the treatment.

Other questions?

If you have any other questions not answered above, please contact us via email by clicking here or call us on +254 742 006 066.

International Medical Treatment is an Official Information and Referral Office for Fertility Point Kenya, helping coordinate treatment for people in Kenya and across the region at no extra charge.