Infertility

Infertility is usually defined as the inability to conceive after twelve months of sex without contraception. If you're over 35, doctors may consider you infertile if you haven't conceived after six months of sex without contraception. This is simply because women over 35 have fewer years of reproductive life remaining, so it's best if you don't wait another 6 months to seek help.

Stress and anxiety can have a big impact on your hormone levels, and this in turn can affect ovulation. For the guys, stress can contribute to problems such as impotence. Having difficulty conceiving is itself stressful, and can lead to feelings of helplessness, guilt, anger and sadness that only worsen the situation.

Male infertility usually involves problems with sperm production, maturation, or transport. There are a variety of factors that can cause a low sperm count or poor quality sperm.

After appropriate investigations your doctor may prescribe a fertility drug to help you conceive. You may be taking one of the following...