Great news! Based on your consultation results We think the Béa Treatment could help you and your partner get pregnant.
In this report we'll run you through your answers in this order:
- Is the Béa Treatment safe for you to use?
- What is the Béa Treatment Kit?
- Your male (sperm) health results
- Your female health results
- Your menstrual cycle
During the consultation you did flag at least one condition around your fertility – we'll dive into detail and give you more clarity on that below.
This report is designed to tell you a bit more about the Béa Treatment and how each step connects to your own fertility and family building journey. If you have any questions, we're here to help, just email the Béa Care Team anytime.
1. Is The Béa Treatment safe for you to use?
Based on your consultation result:
Yes. The Béa Treatment is safe for you to use.
At the start of the consultation we ran through all of the conditions for which ICI might be unsafe. You answered no to all of them.
If you are curious you can check the full list of contraindications.
2. What is the Béa Treatment?
The Béa Treatment is an Intracervical Insemination (ICI) treatment. ICI is a proven, clinical-grade fertility treatment that can help you conceive.
In terms of how it actually works, sometimes a video says it best (see below).
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3. Your Male (Sperm) Health Results
We asked you about all the common issues that can affect sperm health and fertility.
Your answers tell us that Béa's ICI is a good treatment option for you.
In your answers you did flag at least one issue related to sperm health. The good news is that in many cases the Béa ICI Treatment can help with a lot of sperm issues, as the treatment concentrates semen at the cervix.
Our Care Team have put together a guide on different sperm conditions and how they relate to the Béa Treatment.
3. Your Female Health Results
We asked you about all of the common conditions that can affect female fertility.
Your consultation result did flag at least one issue related to female fertility.
The good news is that in many cases the Béa Treatment can help. To help you understand the best treatment choices for you, our team have put together some more information below to help you explore each condition and how the Béa Treatment can help. If you still have questions, reach out – we're here to help.
Your guide to the most common conditions impacting female fertility, and how the Béa Treatment can help:
Intracervical insemination can be a good treatment option for mild adenomyosis, however, due to the nature or adenomyosis and how it can affect the uterus in different ways, we cannot say with certainty that ICI will be effective in all cases of adenomyosis. If you are concerned you may have adenomyosis, speak to your GP.
Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to describe the capacity of the ovary to provide egg cells that are capable of fertilisation. Diminished Ovarian Reserve is the loss of normal reproductive potential in the ovaries due to a lower count or quality of the remaining eggs. If you suspect you may have low ovarian reserve, you may want to speak to your GP before trying to conceive. Ovarian reserve can be measured by some hormone tests, including the antimüllerian hormone (AMH), and you may need support from a fertility specialist to conceive. You can also email the Béa Care Team if you have any questions or concerns.
In short Intracervical insemination can be a good treatment option for mild endometriosis. However we have put together a fuller guide to help you understand your options and make a choice around your endometriosis:
Guide to using the Béa Treatment with Endometriosis
Intracervical insemination can be a good treatment option for mild fibroids, or fibroids that have been treated in the past. However, due to the nature of fibroids and how they can grow in various parts of the uterus to different sizes, we cannot say with certainty that ICI will be effective in all cases of fibroids. If you are concerned you may have fibroids, speak to your GP.
If you have PCOS and you know that you’re ovulating, then the Béa Treatment could be a good treatment option.
However we have put together a fuller guide to help you understand your options and make a choice around your PCOS:
Guide to using the Béa Treatment with PCOS
Intracervical insemination is an aid to insemination and is designed to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Increasing the likelihood of insemination is not correlated with reducing the risk of miscarriage. If you have experienced multiple miscarriages, you may be able to access investigations through your GP. We recommend you speak to your GP or a fertility specialist if you have any concerns.
The medical term for a blocked fallopian tube is a tubal occlusion. Tubal abnormalities occur when injury to the fallopian tube, usually from infection, causes the end of the fallopian to close, either partly or fully. The fallopian tubes are muscular tubes that are lined delicate hair-like structures. These “hairs” work in both directions; helping an egg to travel from the ovaries down to the womb (uterus) and helping sperm travel up from the womb. If one or both fallopian tubes are blocked or have any abnormalities then sperm might not be able to travel up in the fallopian tube(s) to reach the egg in order to fertilise it. ICI will not work if sperm cannot swim through the fallopian tubes. If you suspect you could have tubal occlusion or abnormalities, speak to your GP before trying to conceive. You can also email the Béa Care Team if you have any questions or concerns.
The Béa Treatment could be a good treatment option for unexplained infertility. The Béa Applicator places our custom cervical cap against the cervix, holding semen in place for up to one hour. It increases the exposure to the cervical mucus, minimises the contact of semen in the vagina (where the pH can reduce sperm quality) and reduces semen backflow.
Read our guide to Unexplained Infertility and the Béa Treatment
Vaginismus is a condition in which the vaginal canal contracts when trying to insert something into it. It is the body’s automatic reaction to some or all types of vaginal penetration. It is estimated that 5-17% of women are affected by vaginismus. The Béa Applicator needs to be inserted into the vagina in order to place a cervical cap near the cervix. If you have vaginismus and/or experience pain or difficulties inserting something into your vagina, the Béa Applicator may not be suitable. Speak to your GP or email the Béa Care Team if you have any concerns.
4. Your Menstrual Cycle
We asked you some questions about the length and timing of your menstrual cycle.
Your consultation results did not flag anything unusual based on the information you provided about your menstrual cycle.
Every Béa Treatment Kit comes with two Béa Applicators to be used one day after the other during ovulation. This maximises your chance of success.
If you are familiar with tracking your ovulation using ovulation tests, then it will be no different with the Béa Treatment.
If it is new to you then the Béa Care Team have put together some recommended reading: