This is when all investigations do not find a reason. It may be due to factors which as yet have not been discovered.
What should you do if we have been trying to get pregnant for more than one year?
One year is the average time it takes for a couple to conceive. If however you have been trying for longer, you need to see your GP or you can attend Marble Arch Health for further investigation
What questions will I be asked when I see the Doctor?
- Your menstrual cycle, if it comes every month
- Previous pregnancies, miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies
- If this is the same partner as with your last pregnancy?
- Are you taking any medication?
- Do you suffer from any gynaecological conditions; endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, fibroids?
- Have you had any pelvic infections in the past, particularly Chlamydia?
- Are you overweight: you may have Polycystic Ovaries?
- Have you lost a lot of weight recently?
- Do you do a lot of exercise?
- Are you under a lot of stress, have you had a recent bereavement?
- Do you suffer from any genetic or chronic diseases, particularly lung disease (cystic fibrosis)?
- Have you had a vasectomy (male sterilisation), surgery or trauma to the scrotum?
- Do you work in very high temperatures?
- Do you work with chemicals or dyes?
- Do you drink a lot of caffeine drinks / alcohol?
- Do you smoke?