My Fertility Query
Why am I not getting pregnant?
Pre pregnancy health
It is recommended that you should meet a Fertility Specialist if you have tried to conceive naturally without success for 12 months if you are under 35 years-old or after 6 months if you are over 35 years.
Visit your Fertility specialist
A fertility specialist will conduct some simple fertility tests and do a scan to rule out any medical condition, explore the possible options and help you achieve parenthood.
Your doctor can check for your full blood count, blood group, Rh factor , infectious screening and could perform a pap smear.
Check your Fertile Period
Having sex 24-48 hours prior to ovulation (egg release) is the best chance for getting pregnant.
Based on your menstrual cycle, our fertile window calculator will tell you when your ‘fertile window’ is.
Take your vitamins every day
We recommend that women take 0.5mg folic acid supplements daily for at least three months before pregnancy and for three months into the pregnancy. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects in babies.
Watch your diet
A healthy diet is very important for women who are trying for a baby. Make sure you include plenty of leafy green vegetables for folic acid.
Check your weight
Almost 70 percent of women who have weight-related infertility could get pregnant without fertility treatments if they bring their weight to a healthier level. If you are significantly overweight or underweight, it can adversely affect your chance of getting pregnant. Let us help you find a dietician who understands food and fertility relation.
Regular moderate exercise
Walking, cycling, gardening and other moderate exercise, are good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and there-by increases pregnancy chances.
Quit smoking now
Active and passive smoking is detrimental for your health, and can affect fertility in both men and women.
Smoking during pregnancy has adverse effects on the growing baby, and can contribute to many childhood illnesses.
The impact of alcohol on a woman’s reproductive system is unknown, however heavy intake in men is known to affect sperm production.
Reduce your alcohol intake during the second half of your menstrual cycle. First months are important stages of development for the baby, and abstinence from is strongly recommended.
High caffeine intake has been linked with female infertility. Be aware that caffeine is present in other beverages and food, such as Cola drinks and chocolate.