Fertility

From understanding the menstrual cycle to treatments for infertility, this section provides information and advice about fertility and conception.

  • How to Boost Your Chance of Getting Pregnant

    If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’ll want to do all you can to ensure your body is ready to conceive. There are some simple steps you can take which will make a difference.

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  • Secondary Infertility

    When you’re already a parent, you don’t expect to have difficulty getting pregnant but at least one in ten parents will find it hard to conceive again. It’s a subject that is rarely discussed and it often comes as a real shock to parents to discover that they are experiencing what is known as secondary infertility.

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  • Precious Babies – Parenting after Fertility Issues

    Once your baby has arrived, there can be no doubting that it’s for real – but even then you may find that you don’t feel quite the same as other mums. Research has shown that women who used assisted conception to get pregnant are more anxious for the first year of their baby’s life.

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  • Ovulation Predictor Kits

    Positive results indicate likely ovulation within the next 12-36 hours, so you are entering your most fertile time. The LH surge then passes and OPKs then return negative results again.

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  • Using Basal Body Temperature to Track your Fertility

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  • Eating for Optimum Fertility

    It takes 3 months for sperm cells to mature and 3 months for immature eggs to mature enough to be released during ovulation. By eating a healthy diet for 4 months before you try for a baby means you can maximise your fertility chances whilst giving your baby the best possible start.

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  • Charting Your Cervical Mucous

    Cervical mucous (CM) can be used as a bare minimum for checking if you are approaching your ‘fertile window’. Using this sign alone is sometimes referred to as The Billings Method.

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  • Charting Your Menstrual Cycle

    Whether you are planning to conceive or trying to avoid pregnancy – knowledge of your normal menstrual cycle can give you a good indication of the times when you are fertile and when you aren’t.

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