Are you trying for a baby?

Up to one in six couples encounters a problem when trying to conceive. In 40% of cases, infertility affects the woman, and in another 40% it’s down to the man. With the remaining 20% it is a joint problem.

NHS funds about 4/10 of the treatments. However, you can get an assessment only after one year of trying to get pregnant, if the woman is under 36. If the woman is older than that, assessment is available after 6 months of regular unprotected sex.

Surveys suggest that as many as half of all the couples who are trying for a baby lead a lifestyle which does not leave them in the best condition for conception to happen. Couples must consider optimising nutritional support and lifestyle, as a way of preparing their bodies to support a baby.

What can you find on this site?

We offer a wide range of information on fertility, and a clinically proven male fertility supplement. However if you have any suspicion that you are having problems conceiving you should consult your doctor. They will more than likely carry out a sperm assessment so that you have a clear idea about the sperm quality parameters.

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