While having sex is an inevitable prerequisite for conceiving, there are any number of reasons why a couple may not be able to conceive, no matter how ‘hard’ they try. Here are just some of them:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome can make it difficult for your ovaries to produce an egg
- Thyroid problems can prevent ovulation
- Endometriosis can make it difficult for an egg to be released and become implanted in the womb
- Pelvic inflammatory disease can damage and scar the fallopian tubes, making it extremely hard for an egg to travel down into the womb
- Approximately 1% of all men have no measureable level of sperm in their semen (known as azoospermia). Azoospermic men account for between 10 and 15% of all infertile men.
If any of these conditions are what’s preventing you from getting pregnant, simply ‘trying harder’ is not going to overcome the problem.
Fortunately, continuing advances in medical understanding means we can offer ever wider and more effective treatment options. The first step is to identify what is causing your fertility problems, which we do through a range of fertility screening techniques. Having worked out what’s going on, we can then advise on the most appropriate treatment, supported by diet and lifestyle advice to boost your chances of conceiving.
Infertility is normally defined as not being able to conceive after a year of trying, or six months if you are over 35. If that applies to you, ignore the myths and seek expert advice to find out if there is a reason that might be stopping you from getting pregnant, and what can be done about it.
Our experts at The Agora Clinic are happy to advise you on potential causes of infertility, how we can identify what might be preventing you from conceiving and potential treatment options.
To find out more about how our fertility experts can help you, call us on 01273 229410