The Béa Treament
could work for you
The Béa Treament
could work for you
The Béa Fertility Treatment Kit revolutionises a fertility treatment from the 70's called Intracervical Insemination – ICI. ICI is a proven, clinical-grade fertility treatment that can help you conceive.
The Béa Applicator is our custom made medical device, designed to help you perform Intracervical Insemination (ICI) at-home.
There are a few situations in which it is not safe for people to use. You answered no to all of those questions, so we think it is safe for you.
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We have designed the Béa Treatment to be simple to use with donor sperm.
If you are planning to use frozen sperm then it is hard to get it delivered to your home in the UK. Although most people use the Béa Treatment at home, it works just as well in a clinic.
If you are thinking about using in a clinic our Care Team can help work out the details with you.
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Your Health and Fertility
We asked you about all of the most common conditions that can impact fertility and therefore the chance of conceiving with the Béa Treatment.
You answered yes to having at least one of the conditions listed below.
Click on the relevant condition to find out more.
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.
In short Intracervical insemination can be a good treatment option for people with male factor infertility. However we have put together a fuller guide to help you understand your options and make a choice around your situation:
Guide to using the Béa Treatment with Male Factor Infertility
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.
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 that5-17% 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.
The Béa Care Team is not a replacement for you GP. However our medical experts can help you understand more about the impact of your conditions on the Béa Treatment, help you work out if it is right for you and advise on alternative options.
Today, there just isn't enough peer-reviewed evidence on intracervical insemination (ICI) to give you an exact estimate based on your personal situation.
However evidence shows that ICI carries less risk than a clinical fertility treatment called Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), and there are multiple studies proving that ICI gives similar results.
The results of your Online Consultation tell us that Intracervical Insemination (ICI) is medically safe for you, and the Béa Treatment has a good chance of supporting you on your conception journey.
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Béa's Care Team is led by Dr Hannah Allen, MBChB, BSc and Sandy Christiansen, MSc.
Hannah is a women's health and fertility specialist and NHS GP, with over 15 years worth of experience building innovative digital health technologies.
Sandy is an ESHRE certified clinical embryologist and HCPC registered clinical scientist, and an award-winning fertility coach with over 10 years experience working in clinics all over the world.
Whatever you need, we're here to help. Email the Care Team for no-nonsense, no-waitlist expert care, delivered straight to you.