How can we improve our chances to get pregnant?
Getting pregnant is a result of a complex combination of fertility factors and events. Even when everything works perfectly, conception can take time – and luck. But there are practical steps you can take to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
When should we consult a doctor about fertility?
Having a baby is a goal for many couples, but if you’ve had no success getting pregnant, simply acknowledging that there may be a problem with you or your partner’s fertility is a huge step. Making a doctor’s appointment is the first step on a positive journey.
How can I tell my partner we need to see a doctor?
Bringing up the subject of possible female or male infertility may be one of the most difficult conversations you could have. Yet you can only make a decision to seek help as a couple.
What options are available to help us getting pregnant?
You know where you want to be: you are trying for parenthood but you’re not pregnant. Be reassured. Your expectations are likely to be realised even if some help is needed. This article will show you some of the help you can get in getting pregnant.
Fertility myths: separating fact from fiction
Pregnancy is a result of a complex combination of factors and events. Many people will have stories to tell you, involving reproductive health issues and pregnancy facts: and a lot of them are wrong! Here are ten fertility myths you may want to know the truth about.
Fertility & age: the impact of age
Delaying plans to start a family could reduce your chances of conception. Despite the wealth of specialist expertise now available, science cannot ‘undo’ the effects of ageing on the reproductive system.
Conception: assess your options and chances
Human beings are among the least fertile of any species on earth. When pregnancy doesn’t happen straight away, you may feel a creeping anxiety. And yet, here we all are, giving reason for optimism!
A complex process: how pregnancy occurs
Getting pregnant can take time and a good deal of luck. Numerous factors can affect you and your partner’s fertility and chances of pregnancy. Planning a course of action with your partner now is an important step towards increasing your chances of having a baby.
Female reproductive system: conception, anatomy & function
Understanding your reproductive system is an important part of knowing how to improve your chances of pregnancy.
Male reproduction: anatomy, function & conception problems
Before looking at possible causes of infertility, you may like to check some facts about the key organs involved in reproduction.
Fertility tests & treatments: finding & fixing the problem
Deciding to investigate your fertility may feel like a big undertaking, an admission that something’s not quite right. Fertility tests are actually a step towards realising your dream to have a baby. It’s the beginning of a positive new phase of your life.
Infertility on the rise? The high chances of having a baby
Complete infertility is rare. More common is reduced or subfertility, which describes a delay or difficulty in getting pregnant. Many couples diagnosed with conception difficulties are successfully treated and go on to have a baby.