X&Y Fertility has been established to provide a first-class service for anyone who wishes to explore any aspects of their fertility and reproductive health or wishing to seek a second opinion. We offer a wide range of diagnostic tests and fertility treatments for both men and women.
Dr Bryan Woodward
Bryan is a Consultant Reproductive Scientist specialising in fertility. He is a recognised Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
He has a PhD in male infertility from Nottingham University and is the current Chair of the UK's Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA).
Bryan has set up X&Y Fertility to provide a discrete specialised service for people, to help with any aspect of their fertility, but specifically their sperm health.
Melanie is a qualified accountant, with an MBA from Warwick Business School and a postgraduate diploma in Sales & Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
She has spent the last 8 years working in private healthcare, working as the General Manager for the London Fertility Centre, based on Harley Street until 2011.
Melanie sits on the ACCA Global Council, serving on the main Council as well as the Remuneration Committee and the Resource Oversight Committee
How it works
Men can have a semen analysis, ranging from basic to more advanced tests, e.g. antisperm antibody and genetic testing. We also offer lifestyle advice to improve your fertility and have fully licensed sperm storage facilities.
Women can have hormone testing coupled with a range of screening tests. We also offer an ultrasound service for scanning follicle growth and womb lining thickness. In addition we offer a range of licensed insemination procedures that are provided to improve your chances of pregnancy.
Clinical Advice and Interpretation
We work with each client individually to understand their medical history and coordinate tests and treatments that are appropriate for them, ensuring that their fertility treatment will give them the best possible outcome. Staff are always available throughout treatment to answer any queries that arise.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
NIPT is a safe, easy, and reliable non-invasive prenatal blood test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities, such as Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).
Purpose: NIPT allows analysis of the health of your pregnancy as early as 10 weeks.
Semen analysis is the microscopic examination of the fluid to see how many sperm cells are present and whether they function correctly.
Purpose: To assess male fertility by looking at the total number of sperm in an ejaculate (the count), how the sperm swim and in which direction (motility test) and their size and shape (morphology analysis).
How do I get my results?
You can book an appointment at X&Y Fertility to discuss your results as soon as the test is completed (usually the same day).
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IUI is a low-tech fertility treatment whereby a high concentration of fast sperm are gently introduced to the womb at the time of ovulation.
DI - Donor Insemination
DI allows sperm from a highly fertile sperm donor to be used for IUI treatment. All our sperm donors are fully screened to ensure their safety and fertility.
Sperm freezing reduces the temperature of the cells to the ultra-cold level of liquid nitrogen. The sperm are preserved at this temperature until they are required for future use.
Purpose: Sperm freezing is available for anyone who wants utilise this service and may be useful for a variety of reasons such as:
Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis
Post vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA) is the microscopic examination of the fluid to see if any sperm cells continue to be present and whether they are swimming.
Purpose: To assess if a man is still producing potentially fertile sperm after a vasectomy, and to confirm if the vasectomy has been successful.
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The Reflexology Room
Mission: To enhance fertility the Natural way
The Reflexology Room specialises in the treatment of Reproflexology to enhance assisted conception treatments with strict protocols, helping people with their fertility treatments. We are based the Barkby, in the Leicestershire countryside, just 6 miles from X&Y Fertility.
Mama Quilla Fertility
Women's health & well being
Mama Quilla Fertility aim to work with men, women & couples, both for natural and assisted cycles (clomiphene, IUI, IVF etc). You can choose from our range of individually tailored treatments - reproductive reflexology; fertility (abdominal sacral) massage; aromatherapy; therapeutic massage and energy healing. Based in Leicester (city centre), Derby and Nottingham.
Frequently Asked Questions - we are here to help
Do I need a referral from my GP to arrange a consultation?
A referral is not needed, all our services are confidential. If you have any fertility results or medical notes you can bring them along to the consultation as these may be useful.
I have a sperm test results from another clinic, can I discuss what they mean?
Sperm test results can be complicated, we can explain what each section means and look at the most cost-effective treatments available to help you conceive. We can also explore whether there is anything that can be done to improve your sperm health. If you would like a additional sperm test we can arrange this.
Can I book a sperm test with you?
Yes, you can have an independent test with us in our specialised andrology lab. We will then go through the results with you in detail. You are given a copy of the reports or we can pass them on to a clinic of your choice.
My partner and I are considering going overseas for treatment, how could X&Y Fertility be of benefit?
X&Y Fertility are linked with a number of clinics throughout the world, we can therefore offer you a number of options depending on your specific needs and requirements. We will liaise with the clinic on your behalf.
Can I come to see you on my own or do I have to bring my partner along?
We respect the fact that individuals may want to discuss their results on a one-to-one basis with a consultant. Our service is discrete and completely confidential. If however, you wish to bring your partner along, this is not a problem.
How can I improve my sperm?
Sperm can vary between tests so at X&Y Fertility we look at your lifestyle, your diet and the many other factors that are linked to your sperm quality. We can also recommend specific vitamins and minerals that are known to improve the quality of your sperm.
Do you treat single females or same-sex couples?
Yes we welcome all individuals, including single females, same-sex and heterosexual couples. We have a fully accredited sperm donor bank, whilst also offering sperm testing and storage for men whether they are single, about to undergo treatment that will affect their sperm, or those who simply want to store sperm for a later date.
High quality care for people seeking assisted reproduction
Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority
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X&Y Fertility is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority who are the UK’s independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research. For more information please see their website www.hfea.gov.uk.