If you find that conception is taking longer than you had hoped, you may be wondering if you should seek the assistance of a fertility expert.
When you've made the decision to start or add to your family it can be frustrating to find that conception can be a tricky thing to navigate. If you find that conception is taking longer than you had hoped, you may be wondering if you should speak to a health professional about fertility.
A well-balanced and nutritious diet will go a long way to keeping you on track for the key vitamins and minerals that are important for conception and the healthy development of your baby, but that's not always easy, so you may wish to consider supplementary support.
Making the decision to start having kids or add to your family is an exciting time. Part of that decision may involve saying goodbye to contraception. Read on to find out how stopping contraception affects your ovulation.
When it comes to making babies, it really does take two to tango. Conception occurs when there is a successful joining of an egg and sperm. No matter how that happens, naturally or with a helping hand from science, healthy sperm is a key ingredient. We take a look at why healthy sperm is important and ways that sperm health can be supported.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! During this time taking care of yourself is also taking care of your baby. Given that almost every part of your body is affected, how can you take care of yourself? We take a look at some easy self-care options.
During pregnancy, it seems almost every part of your body undergoes changes, and your immune system is no exception. To help you understand how you can support your immune system during pregnancy, we take a look at an important part of the immune system - your gut, and how probiotics can help support immunity and gut health.
Eating the right foods with all the extra vitamins and minerals required during pregnancy can be a challenge. To help you navigate this time, we look at some of the key vitamins and minerals that are important for the healthy development of your baby.
There are more than a hundred fertility apps available, so it is important to understand if using an app is actually going to help you conceive, or whether it will just add to the stress of it all.
When a woman ovulates, she releases a mature egg from one ovary (or two eggs if she is having twins). The egg is released into the adjacent fallopian tube and can survive in the woman's body for around 12 to 24 hours. Sperm needs to reach the egg before this time lapses. When a woman ovulates, she releases a mature egg from one ovary (or two eggs if she is having twins). The egg is released into the adjacent fallopian tube and can survive in the woman's body for around 12 to 24 hours. Sperm needs to reach the egg before this time lapses.An egg is most likely to be fertilised to conceive a baby if the sperm are already present, waiting in the fallopian tube, so they reach the egg soon after it is released.
The fertile phase of the menstrual cycle is the time you can conceive or become pregnant. As one dominant egg matures in an ovary, it releases the hormone oestrogen, with levels starting to rise in the woman's body during the days leading up to ovulation (releasing the egg).
This is the time from when the bleeding finishes and when the fertile phase begins. During the pre-fertile phase, the lining of the uterus starts to thicken, regenerating after the period has finished. At the same time, a group of eggs in the ovaries start to ripen.
The contraceptive Implanon works in a similar way to progesterone injections, by stopping ovulation, thinning the lining of the uterus and thickening the mucous in the cervix. It lasts for three years, unless removed before this time and is more than 99% effective.
Ovulation Prediction Kits (OPK) are readily available in a range of stores and are designed to help you predict when you are going to ovulate and therefore when you are fertile. Join us as we take a look at the two types of OPK's available, how they work, and how much value they will add to your journey to conception.
There are many reasons couples delay starting a family, but advancing age does have an impact on both partners' fertility - in fact, it is the single biggest factor affecting the chance to conceive and carry a healthy baby to full term. We take a look at the range of factors that over time cause a decline in fertility and getting pregnant.