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.
Bryan is the Scientific Director of X&Y Fertility and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology. He has a PhD in ICSI and specialises in male fertility.
He has spent the last 30 years working in the field of medically assisted conception and has helped to establish clinics across the world.
Bryan set up X&Y Fertility to provide people of Leicestershire with a discrete professional clinic where the onus is 100% on patient care.
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 10 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 have a fully licensed sperm cryobank and offer lifestyle advice to improve your fertility.
Women can have hormone and screening tests. We also provide intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment using sperm from your partner or a donor, to improve your chances of pregnancy. Our ultrasound service is used to monitor growing follicles and womb lining thickness. We provide non-invasive prenatal testing when pregnant.
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)
A safe, easy, and reliable non-invasive prenatal blood test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities and syndromes (e.g. Downs, Edwards and Patau syndrome).
Purpose: NIPT allows analysis of the health of your pregnancy as early as 10 weeks.
Checks how many sperm are present and how healthy they are.
Purpose: To assess male fertility by looking at the number of sperm in an ejaculate (count), how they swim (motility) and their shape (morphology).
How do I get my results?
We can discuss your results, and explain what they mean, 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 cryobanking 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 may be useful:
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.
Information & Counselling
We support you at every step. We work closely with fertility counsellors and psychosexual therapists. Sessions may be useful to discuss the implications of conceiving via sperm donation. All our counsellors are BACP members with years of experience in assisting fertility.
We work alongside the following partners
Vicky Smart Reproductive Reflexology
Enhance fertility the natural way
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.
Will Brexit affect the services you offer?
We have performed detailed checks to take into account all possible outcomes of Brexit. You can rest assured that we have enough stock and staff to ensure you will continue to receive the best service whatever happens to the UK.
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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.