Being unable to conceive can erode confidence, destroy relationships, and still carries a hidden social stigma.
Its a journey, personal and intrusive, obsessive and despairing at times, and sometimes very expensive, but it has a start, a middle and an end. The finish line sometimes isn’t where you imagined, but usually you can get there with our help.
Causes of infertility
Every month a woman should grow and release an egg that can be fertilised and form a pregnancy, but one in 3 women cannot conceive because ovulation either doesn’t happen at all, or is inconsistent, which in turn results in irregular periods, and a higher incidence of miscarriage. The most common issues of ovulation problems include:
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