If parenthood isn’t coming as easily or quickly as you had hoped, there may be a variety of contributing factors, which we can help you address.
If you have tried and been unsuccessful in getting pregnant, it is common to experience feelings of anxiety, depression, stress and anger. While these are completely understandable emotions, the most important and effective action you can take is to remain calm. Our years of experience has taught us that this is easier said than done, but it is a vital part of any journey toward fertility. At Nurturing Your Fertility, we work with you to help manage your stress and mental wellbeing during the process.
Diet, lifestyle and environment all have a profound bearing on your individual reproductive health. There are a number of things that you can do to maximise your chances of conception and encourage a healthy pregnancy. We will work through these lifestyle factors with you to address any issues that may be impacting on your fertility, and give you a greater chance of success.
If you are trying to become pregnant through intercourse, timing is everything. The days leading up to ovulation are the most fertile in your menstrual cycle. The day leading up to ovulation (when egg is released from the ovary) and ovulation day itself are the most fertile ones. During this fertile time, the egg maybe moving down the fallopian tube, waiting to be fertilised. You have a greater chance of conceiving if you time having intercourse one to two days before ovulation or every two days around ovulation (so the sperm are ready for the egg when the female ovulates). If you wait until after ovulation, you may have missed the opportunity for conception that month.
We understand this can be confusing and the issue of ‘timing’ can cause stress and anxiety for many couples. We can assist you with understanding your unique timing to maximise your chance of success.
Fertility facts you should know:
- In six months, only 60% of fertile people conceive.
- By 12 months, 80% of fertile people will have conceived.
- By two years, 95% of people (female aged under 38) will have conceived.
- Once a woman is over 35, her chances of becoming pregnant reduce significantly.
If you have not achieved a pregnancy after 12 months (or six months if you are over 35), you should seek medical advice.