An experiment has demonstrated just how tough it is for the average sperm to navigate the reproductive system and this may aid our understanding of fertility. Check out Dr Miriam Stoppard’s article here which explores the fertility research in further depth.
Male infertility is becoming more of a concern amongst men. We’ve written an article about how to improve male fertility and carry out sperm tests at home here: Testing male fertility at home
Whether you are trying to conceive or just planning the next step, Home Health UK provide a wide range of home fertility tests for both men and women. Click here to see our range of fertility tests and aids.
As a woman, finding out when you are most fertile can make an incredible difference to planning your future. Understanding fertility enables you to know the best time to conceive. By plotting your fertile days throughout the cycle, both you and your partner will know more about your fertility and whether further help is needed.
There are common misunderstandings surrounding fertility. Approximately 20% of women in the U.K. wrongly believe that they are likely to conceive just before or just after their period. Others incorrectly believe that it is possible to get pregnant on 21 days or more in every cycle. In fact, you normally have only 5 – 6 fertile days each menstrual cycle.
These fertile days normally fall around ovulation – when one of your ovaries releases an egg. To help you understand more about fertility and ovulation, this section of our site explains when the best time is to try to have a baby and what happens during the fertilization process. We have identified possible reasons why you might not have fallen pregnant and what you can do to increase your chances of conception.
Very few couples are totally infertile. A much higher number are sub fertile (subfertility)- taking more than a year to conceive.
Your G.P. will be happy to discuss any problems you are experiencing and how to maximize your chance of conceiving.