Improving your fertility and the advancements in treating infertility

Written by: Mr Ahmed Ismail (DO NOT USE)
Published: | Updated: 25/02/2020
Edited by: Bronwen Griffiths

Mr Ahmed Ismail, a fertility specialist, explains how couples hoping to conceive can check and improve their fertility. He also gives us some insight into the latest advancements available in treating infertility.

How can I check my fertility?

For men, the first step in assessing fertility is to do a semen analysis to check whether they are able to produce good, fertile sperm. For women, we would check their ovulation, their anatomy and whether there are any blockages in the fallopian tubes at all. We also check whether or not their uterus is amenable to carrying a developing embryo and then baby. Once each party has been checked, we can make an assessment of their ability to sustain a pregnancy together, and whether or not they will require medical assistance.

What are some ways to increase fertility?

Health, both physical and mental, is key to improving chances of conceiving, provided there are no other medical reasons to prevent pregnancy. For example, a healthy diet, cessation of smoking, reduced alcohol intake and a stress-free relationship are good ways to improve your fertility as a couple. Any other health problems with either the man or the woman should be dealt with as soon as possible.

In terms of sexual activity, in order to increase the chances of conception, partners should be having sexual intercourse, on average, 3 to 4 times a week. My advice is to avoid the allure of timing your sexual activity to be in line with ovulation – I believe this to be too clinical an approach, which can increase stress and anxiety which could delay pregnancy.

What are the latest discoveries in the treatment of infertility?

One of the more recent areas of intrigue within infertility treatment is the immunological approach which looks at assessing whether immunological factors are causing problems between a couple being able to conceive. Another innovation is looking at how antioxidants and their incorporation can improve the quantity and quality of a man’s sperm. In my clinic, I am able to give men and women a unique supplement of antioxidants and vitamins intravenously to improve sperm quality and egg quality respectively. These supplements are given in a purely complimentary capacity to improve fertility.


If you have any concerns about your fertility, make an appointment with an expert.

Mr Ahmed Ismail (DO NOT USE)

By Mr Ahmed Ismail (DO NOT USE)
Fertility specialist

Mr Ahmed Ismail is an esteemed consultant fertility specialist with more than 25 years of experience, practising both in the UK and overseas. He is the founder and director of the world-class Queens Gynaecology Clinic, which prides itself on being at the forefront of fertility treatment and providing patients with the science of the future. He is passionate about tomorrow’s medicine and using the latest scientific advancements, while making sure every patient receives the utmost level of care each step of the way. Mr Ismail’s mission and goal is to promote women’s awareness around the world, with a focus on preventative medicine and how to help protect the body against diseases and chronic illnesses. His clinic strives to offer the latest treatments for infertility, gynaecology, maternity, menstrual and bleeding irregularities, pelvic scan for pregnancy and non-pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and abnormal discharge, female cosmetic surgery, female loss of libido, hormonal imbalance, pelvic surgery and laparoscopy, abnormal hair growth, family planning and coil insertion, breast problems and scans, special laboratory health screen, weight loss clinic, laser vaginal tightening and rejuvenation, BRP for vaginal rejuvenation, vulval filler using HA, PRP, CO2 laser, intravenous iron and vitamin infusion department including antioxidant in case of male and female fertility, and high risk and complicated pregnancies.

The clinic uses advanced medical technology such as the Lumenis® laser, minimally-invasive surgical techniques, and ultrasound. Queens Clinic is CQC-registered, RCOG-accredited and is also a British Fertility Society-accredited training centre for vaginal ultrasound. 

Mr Ismail has worked as an international expert for many years, practising on both sides of the Atlantic, the Middle East, and Africa. His UK clinics are based in the heart of the London’s medical district, and he serves as a private consultant in the capital’s Wellington and Portland hospitals. Mr Ismail sees patients from many locations around the globe, and his reputation worldwide has earned him an elite client list, including celebrities, politicians, and members of various royal families.

Mr Ahmed Ismail frequently appears in the media and both local and international press, and is much in demand for his expert opinion. His appearances include television appearances both in the UK and abroad, radio shows, magazine articles & newspaper interviews. He has lectured both nationally and internationally, and has appeared at several medical World Congresses. Mr Ismail is actively involved in research and has published and appeared in a number of medical journals and important research papers in the field of obstetrics & gynaecology. Mr Ismail continues to study and research as a leading expert, regularly undertaking specialist training and striving to remain at the forefront of medical developments in his field.

Learn more about Mr Ismail's obstetrics and gynaecology experience here.

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