difficulty conceiving

Pregnancy testing tips

When taking a home pregnancy test we know your emotions are running wild, so we thought we would give you a few helpful tips to make sure you don’t let your emotions reduce the accuracy of your pregnancy test. Some of these tips will also help to make the whole process a little easier for […]

Reasons for a false positive

A home pregnancy test can give a false positive reading if: Blood or protein is present in your urine. You are taking certain drugs, such as tranquilizers, anticonvulsants and hypnotics. You check the pregnancy test a few hours later and see a second line where there once wasn’t one. This is an evaporation line, so […]

Pregnancy test accuracy

Finding out you’re pregnant is a life changing event, which means the last thing you want is a false negative or a false positive, because no one’s emotions can handle that kind of a roller coaster. The accuracy of a pregnancy test depends on 4 main things: How well you follow the instructions provided with […]

Ovulation problems

Ovulation problems

What are ovulation problems? Ovulation probelms are when your body is unable to release an egg from your ovaries during your monthly cycle therefore, if no egg is released you are unable to conceive. The causes of ovulation problems are normally hormonal problems, this can occur due to weight problems, poor diet, stress and a […]

How to tell if your fallopian tubes are blocked

How do I tell if my fallopian tubes are blocked? If you have noticed that you are having difficulty conceiving then the first thing you should do is visit your physician to discuss the matter. Your doctor will need to know your medical history, especially with respect to any STD’s, endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory that […]

Blocked fallopian tubes

Your fallopian tubes are the small tubes which connect your ovaries and uterus. When you ovulate, your ovaries release an egg which then has to travel to your womb in order for conception to occur. Your egg makes this journey via your fallopian tubes. If you suffer from blocked fallopian tubes you will probably also […]

diagram of woman's internal reproductive organs

FSH: follicle stimulating hormone

FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) is a fertility hormone produced by your pituitary gland. FSH plays a very important role in conception as it sets up the whole process each month during your menstrual cycle, together with LH. FSH’s main responsibility is the growth and maturation of your ovarian follicles, without which you would not be […]

Your weight before pregnancy

Your weight before pregnancy

It is important that before you and your partner try to conceive that you are at a healthy weight. If you are underweight or overweight it can significantly reduce your fertility, making it difficult to conceive. Overweight women are also at a greater risk of suffering from insulin resistance during their pregnancy. Tips for a […]

Egg quality

Egg quality

What is egg quality? All women have a fixed number of eggs in their body, which are released during ovulation and which can be fertilised by a sperm in order to create a baby. Many people believe that how many eggyou have is important, however, this is one of those situations in which quality is […]

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