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Expert Advice: What You Need To Know About Fertility Issues

About one in six couples can have some problems conceiving a baby. However, over eight in 10 couples having regular sex (every two to three days) will conceive within one year, if the woman is aged under 40 years.  In addition, of those couples who do not conceive in the first year, about half will do so in the second year.

There are various causes of infertility, both in men and in women. However, there will be no reason found for infertility in about three in 10 cases. In around four out of 10 cases, disorders are found in both the man and the woman.

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We ask fertility expert – Senior Clinical Embryologist Declan Keane a few common questions about the issue:

1. How long should women try to get pregnant before calling their doctors?

For females under 35, I would recommend seeking medical advice if you have not achieved a pregnancy by regular intercourse after a year. Attending a fertility specialist and getting basic fertility checks to reassure you or to identify an issue which could be remedied can seriously increase your chance of pregnancy success.

If you are over 35 and have been trying without success for six months, proceed to your doctor or fertility specialist for advice, guidance and reassurance.

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2. In your experience, what are the most common causes of female infertility?

Infertility in women can be caused by a number of factors. The ovaries are one of the main problem areas. Irregular menstrual cycle, lack of ovulation and poor egg quality are all possible causes of fertility issues.

Endometriosis is also very common. This occurs when the lining of the womb is found outside the uterus. It can be a painful condition, and some cases go undetected until the woman tries to have a baby, but struggles and undergoes testing.

Blockages in the fallopian tubes can also cause infertility. The blockage prevents the egg from being released from the tubes, meaning the sperm cannot reach it to fertilise it and create an embryo.

Uterine structural abnormalities are a serious negative influencing factor on the chance of embryo implantation, and/or miscarriage. Surgery may be required if a uterine anomaly is diagnosed by ultrasound or surgical diagnostics.

3. In your experience, what are the most common causes of male infertility?

There are also many possible causes of infertility in men. Testicular dysfunction is a common cause of infertility and can occur in the form of abnormal sperm production and low sperm count. Male tubal blockages and genetic problems are also common causes. Testicular cancer and undescended testicles can also affect a man’s fertility.

4 How will doctors find out if a woman and her partner have fertility problems?

Patients will come in to us for an initial consultation. This is usually more of a conversation to discover what may be behind the patient(s) fertility issues. The fertility specialist will then use the information gathered to derive either recommendations of a change in lifestyle, or will send the patient(s) for a series of diagnostics to determine if there is a physical issue that needs to be addressed.

Based on these diagnostics, the specialist will then create a tailor-made treatment plan for the patient(s) and will work with them to find a way to help them to conceive.

5 What are the most successful treatments for infertility?

The use of holistic complementary treatments in Ireland is increasing, however, treatments such as IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation), IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) are the most successful medical options currently available.

At ReproMed, we have identified that many fertility issues are lifestyle related. Stress is a cause and getting to the root of it can allow couples and individuals to go on to conceive naturally, with little or no medical intervention.

We call this ‘the lucky couch’ effect: Patients will come in, sit on the consultation couch and we can see them immediately begin to relax as they realise we can help. Many we will never see again after the initial consultation as a reassuring conversation was all they needed to relieve their stress, allowing them to become pregnant naturally.

Did you visit a fertility specialist while trying to get pregnant? We'd love to hear your advice for other mums.


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