Based on your answers
Unfortunately, we do not think the Béa Treatment is safe for you to use at the moment.
This is because you said that one of the conditions below applies to you
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A colposcopy is a test in which a doctor takes a closer look at your cervix. A small sample of cells may be taken from your cervix for testing. This is called a biopsy. The treating physician who carries out your colposcopy and/or biopsy may advise you that your cervix needs time to heal after a colposcopy and biopsy, and it might not be safe for you to get pregnant until you have been given the all clear from the treating physician or your GP. It is recommended that you wait 3 months after your colposcopy and/or biopsy before using the Béa Applicator.
The Béa Applicator is designed to help you get pregnant. If you are already pregnant, it could be medically unsafe to attempt to insert the Béa Applicator into your vagina. Please do not use the Béa Applicator if you are already pregnant.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus. If you have had a hysterectomy, you will be unable to conceive. ICI is not a viable fertility treatment for users who have undergone a hysterectomy. You should speak to your GP to discuss alternative family forming options.
If you have a known silicone allergy you should not use the Béa Applicator as the Béa Cervical Cap (housed within the Béa Applicator and deployed onto the cervix during use) is made from silicone. Silicone and latex are not the same material. If you have a latex allergy, but do not have a silicone allergy, the Béa Applicator is safe to use. Speak to your GP or the Béa Care Team if you have any questions or concerns.
If you do not have both fallopian tubes, ICI is not a viable fertility treatment for you. Loss of fallopian tubes can be the result of a salpingectomy, a surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are removed. If you have had this procedure, unfortunately ICI will not work for you. You should speak to your GP to discuss the fertility treatments that are right for you.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can affect your health and your chances of getting pregnant. If there is any chance you or your partner have an STI, it’s important to get it diagnosed and treated before you conceive using the Béa Applicator.
A vaginal prolapse (or pelvic prolapse) is when one or more of the organs in the pelvis slip down from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. If you have a vaginal prolapse it could be dangerous to attempt to insert the Béa Applicator and Cervical Cap into your vagina. Please contact your GP immediately if you suspect you could have a vaginal prolapse.
Vaginal or cervical surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed on the vulva, vagina or cervix. It is likely that you will be advised to wait 3 months following vaginal surgery or cervical surgery before trying to conceive as it might not be safe for you to become pregnant until the area has healed. It is recommended that you speak to the treating physician or your GP before using the Béa Applicator, or wait 3 months before using the Béa Applicator.
Things can change
Some of those conditions are temporary and in a few months you might have healed from any surgery or cleared an STI.
We will still be here when you are ready.
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We know this isn't the answer you were hoping for, but there are many other treatment options out there that may be a better fit for you. Reach out to us, we're happy to talk you through your options, support you in making the best decision and guide you through the next step in your family building 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.