One in six couples has trouble conceiving, and this number is only set to get bigger as both men and women chose to postpone childbearing until later in life. Up to a third of people have what we call unexplained infertility, with no obvious clinical cause found despite multiple investigations.
Struggling with subfertility no matter when, always brings pain and suffering but never has this pain been more pronounced than in this pandemic.
Men are often the neglected and forgotten part of infertility. Male infertility is under reported, because of the barriers to going to see the doctor in the first place, and therefore not investigated as much as it should be.
Due to the taboo and lack of awareness, endometriosis remains under-diagnosed and festers for many years, causing scarring that is not just internal, but also psychological.
The most important thing you can do is make sure you and your partner have had a full medical evaluation beforehand to see if any cause can be found and if this treatment is necessary for you.
Whether you’re looking to improve your chances of getting pregnant naturally, or need some help with treatment you may be having for fertility, here are Dr Larisa Corda's top tips for boosting your chances of conceiving