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Guide for Women With Other Medical Conditions

Thanks to advances in medical care, we can offer assisted conception treatment to women with underlying medical conditions, such as Diabetes, heart disease, blood disorders, kidney disease etc. Women with underlying conditions are often referred for such treatment directly by their medical consultant team or by their GP.

Every woman with a pre-existing medical condition is assessed individually to ascertain the risks to her with assisted conception treatment and pregnancy. Often there is a delay in starting treatment as an assessment is requested from their medical consultant regarding suitability to proceed with assisted conception treatment and risks with pregnancy. An opinion is sought from the pre-conception clinic at the Saint Mary's Hospital to assess risks in pregnancy to the mother and baby. Changes to medications may be requested prior to starting assisted conception treatment.

In situations where the woman has a life threatening medical condition, the decision to proceed with any treatment will be taken jointly in a multi-disciplinary meeting. Rarely, assisted conception treatment may be refused based on input from different specialties. If attending the clinic for your first appointment, you should bring a list of all medications and medical correspondence.