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Calculate your fertile window

Trying to fall pregnant?

Follow these 6 easy steps to be on your way –  and the first 4 you can do yourself – for free!

Step 1:  PLAN your timing

It may seem simple, but the average couple has just a 20% chance of conceiving in any given month of unprotected sex. Every woman is different, and your menstrual cycle may vary month to month. Our Ovulation Calculator helps you understand your fertile window, so you’re having sex one or two days before you ovulate to increase your chances of success. Having regular sex, two to three times a week, will also boost your chances further.

Step 2:  IMPROVE your health and lifestyle

Healthy parents and healthy babies go hand in hand.  But not only that, improving your health can also increase your likelihood of conceiving naturally. You and your partner should:

  • make sure you eat a healthy diet
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • stop smoking and any recreational drug use
  • only drink alcohol in moderation, and
  • exercise regularly.

Women should also:

  • take 500 ug of folic acid each day
  • take multi-vitamins for general health
  • visit the GP for antenatal blood tests, including checks for rubella and chicken pox status, blood group, Rh factor, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • review current medications and any implications for pregnancy with a GP, and
  • understand your menstrual cycle.

Step 3:  ASK questions!

There is no harm in asking questions to someone you can trust!  Our friendly staff are here to give free and confidential information.  They work hand-in-hand with our Fertility Specialists and have helped hundreds of couples on their path to parenthood.  Simply call 1800 111 483 and they will be happy to answer all your questions. You can also email us with your enquiry.

Step 4:  TALK to a Fertility Specialist at a free seminar

Our Fertility Specialists hold FREE information seminars where you can meet our team of experts face-to-face.  These seminars explain factors that can affect fertility, as well as describe the various options available to you if you do need help. After the presentation you’ll also have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with our Specialists and have your questions answered in a relaxed environment.

Step 5:  UNDERSTAND your individual situation

If you’ve tried steps 1 to 4, and are not falling pregnant as quickly as you’d hoped, we recommend you have a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists, a very experienced gynaecologist. This is especially important if you are under 36 and have been trying for 12 months or more, or if you are over 36 and haven’t fallen pregnant after six months of trying.

At this consultation, your Fertility Specialist will conduct a comprehensive fertility assessment, which will help you understand your potential to fall pregnant and available options. This will include initial blood tests for her, to understand ovulation and the number of eggs available, and for him a semen analysis to understand quality and volume of sperm.

Step 6:  CONTROL your own path to pregnancy

In your follow up appointment your Fertility Specialist will explain the results of these investigations and discuss the options that are available to you in order to improve your chance of conception. Conception is a sequence of events, and your results and options will be explained as they relate to:

Based on your individual circumstances, together you will decide on a path to pregnancy that’s right for you. For many couples, non or minimally invasive and lower cost procedures such as timed conception and ovulation induction are a first line treatment to increase fertility. In other instances lifestyle changes are recommended.

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