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Fertility Tips and Treatments

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Up until the time that you start thinking of having a baby, it's quite normal to never have given your fertility a second thought. The vast majority of us (unless our parents or siblings struggled with infertility) just assume everything will work as it should. Unfortunately it's not always that simple, so we have some tips and advice for you to be your most fertile self.

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For instance, did you know that even your emotions can affect your fertility, along with other common factors like age and health? We'll also show you how to follow your monthly menstrual cycle, so that you will know how long it should take to get pregnant (on average), and the steps you should take if you are having problems conceiving within this time frame.

Fertility Myths

There are a lot of uninformed opinions out there, masquerading as knowledge. It's important that you know what is myth, and what is reality, when you want to best know how to get pregnant.

Can Fertility Treatments Help Me Get Pregnant?

If it's been more than a year of trying and you are not yet pregnant, it would be wise to consult your doctor. This time frame is shorter if you are 35 or older, and you should think about seeking assistance if you have been trying to get pregnant for six months. Here are some treatments that may be right for you.

Male Fertility

It takes two to make a baby, so don't forget about your partner in this. In one out of three cases there is a problem with the man's fertility, or a case of both the man and the woman having issues. It's important that both of you get tested to know the full picture.

Fertility Tests

You will be the best judge of whether it is taking too long for you to get pregnant. You may begin to think “I'm going to need something to help me get pregnant,” when what you expected to work ends up not working. If you feel that is the case, seek advice from your doctor about fertility treatment, who will help you determine if you need to visit a fertility clinic for tests.

Fertility Drugs

What is a fertility drug? There are many of them, and they appear to have impressive results. Find out more about them here.

Does My Age Affect My Fertility?

It does, although what used to be generally accepted as “too old” is now no longer the case, with advancements in modern fertility medicines and techniques. In past years most women had children in their 20s, but many women are now successfully having babies into their 30s and 40s.

Do My Emotions Affect My Fertility?

There is no doubt that it's stressful when you can’t get pregnant. It is an emotionally exhausting journey, and one that has many ups and downs.

 
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