Are you trying to conceive for a long time without any success? If yes, then you are not alone. There are many like you who despite trying umpteen times have faced difficulty in conceiving. But, how to determine that you are having fertility issues?

Infertility is when you are having trouble conceiving even after a year of having regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility results from a number of factors. From lifestyle and genetic factors to physical issues, infertility combines a number of factors.

If you are preparing for pregnancy, then here are a few tips to increase your chances of getting pregnant:

  • Pre Conception counselling and Ovulation Calculators: All couples who are trying to conceive for the first time must go to the doctor for a Pre-Conception counselling. In these sessions not only will the doctor assess your fitness but also give information to better understand the process, what best days are.

    Read this article on how to calculate ovulation days.

  • Ovulation calculators and LH surge Kits: Your chances of getting pregnant increases if you are aware of your menstrual cycle and the changes that your body experiences during that time. You can opt for various ovulation predictor apps that give an accurate prediction of your ovulation dates and the best days you should try (provided you have a regular cycle). If you are in doubt or have irregular cycles you should get a Pre-Conception counselling at Care IVF and our experts will guide you on this.

    LH surge kits measure the LH levels and look for a surge in the levels. Ovulation occurs within 48 hours. This should be done under the guidance of a doctor.

  • Menstrual cycle monitoring: Doctors will help in evaluation of the best time to get pregnant via scans and blood tests. Usually, there are only a few days in a woman’s menstrual cycle when she is fertile. This is the time when you ovulate.

    You will find more information on ovulation cycle monitoring, read Menstrual Cycle Monitoring.

  • Timed Intercourse: Timed intercourse under the supervision of an expert and aided by ovulation tracking is another way of improving your chances of pregnancy. This is done strictly under the supervision of our doctors. They will assess the fitness of both couples, prescribe medicines to address any deficiencies / supplements to condition your body. The expert will measure your follicle growth, hormone levels and other factors and suggest the best time for intercourse. Timed intercourse is attempted for 3-4 months in healthy couples before moving on to other treatment modalities.

    For more information, read Timed Intercourse.

However, your age and other factors will certainly impact your chances of conception. So, do not be too late to seek advice. There is nothing wrong in seeking advice. You may refer to fertility specialists. They will evaluate the causes of infertility and treat it accordingly. Do not delay visiting the doctor as they can recommend the most effective treatment for you and maximise your chances of conception.