Female trouble conceiving

You’re hosting your best friend’s baby shower on the weekend and you log onto Facebook to check on the RSVPs only to come face-to-face with a newsfeed full of ultrasound images and first birthday photos. Your phone buzzes with a text message bearing more happy news of a baby on the way. Just as you think the day couldn’t get any worse, a colleague announces she and her partner are pregnant with twins and says: “we weren’t even really trying”.

Sound familiar?

If you’re having trouble conceiving sometimes you can feel like you’re constantly surrounded by baby bumps and couples announcing their happy news. But the truth is, you’re not alone - although we understand it may seem like it. Can you believe that ninety million couples worldwide are experiencing fertility problems and in New Zealand, one couple in every six will face a fertility issue at some point in their relationship?

Infertility can be emotionally painful and isolating but it doesn’t need to be confusing and aimless. Getting an early and accurate diagnosis is your best path to achieving your dream - a baby.

While creating a baby is complex, it can be quite simple and straightforward to figure out why it might not be happening in your case.

Infertility amongst couples tends to be 40 per cent related to female factors, 40 per cent related to male factors and unfortunately 20 per cent unexplained.

For women, the problems can be related to:

  • physical problems such as blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis;
  • ovulation disorders such as PCOS;
  • your age (and therefore the age of your eggs); or
  • issues in your medical or family history.

You might already know what’s stopping you from conceiving or it just might be taking you longer to fall pregnant than you expected. Whichever of these situations best describes you, we can help you take the next steps. So read about some common causes of infertility on the following pages or simply give us a call. 

Or you might want to fast track and choose a Genea Oxford Fertility Specialist who suits you, and get started on achieving your dream.

Whichever path you take, achieve the best possible fertility outcome you can by arming yourself with knowledge and getting a plan. Nine out of ten of our patients wish they had sought help earlier - pretty compelling stats. So get diagnosed early and take control of your fertility again - it is the single most important step you can take. 

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