Conception & Fertility

Choosing to have a baby is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you will ever make. There are a lot of things you should consider before conceiving, and once you start trying for a baby, it’s normal to run into some challenges. Find out what steps you can take to help prepare yourself for pregnancy.

adoption child

Adoption of a child

Adoption is an option for couples who are unable to conceive naturally or for whatever reason do not wish to ... Read More
Taking your cervical temperature

Taking your cervical temperature

When a woman ovulates (or releases an egg) her temperature rises slightly and stays elevated for at least 10 days ... Read More
Checking your vaginal mucus

Checking your vaginal mucus

Observing your mucus daily can help you to compare differences and identify the various stages of your menstrual cycle, as ... Read More
fertility

Physical signs of ovulation

Each month, women experience ovulation - the phase of the menstrual cycle that involves one of the ovaries releasing an ... Read More
Detecting the fertile days

Detecting the fertile days

By starting from day one (the first day of a menstrual period) you can record your findings on a fertility ... Read More
The mini pill

The mini pill

The minipill contains small amounts of progesterone hormone and is taken by the woman every day ... Read More
Intrauterine device - IUD

Intrauterine device – IUD

Discover what an IUD is, including any risks taken when using one and what the advantages are ... Read More
Ovulation phase of menstrual cycle

Ovulation phase of menstrual cycle

When a woman ovulates, she releases a mature egg from one ovary (or two eggs if she is having twins) ... Read More
morning sickness

Bleeding phase of the menstrual cycle

The start of the bleeding phase (or period) is Day 1 of the menstrual cycle. Bleeding patterns are very individual ... Read More
Fertile phase of the menstrual cycle

Fertile phase of the menstrual cycle

The fertile phase is the time you can conceive or become pregnant. As one dominant egg matures in an ovary, ... Read More
Pre-fertile phase of the menstrual cycle

Pre-fertile phase of the menstrual cycle

During the pre-fertile phase, the lining of the uterus starts to thicken, regenerating after the period has finished. At the ... Read More
Contraception - Implanon

Contraception – Implanon

The contraceptive Implanon works in a similar way to progesterone injections, by stopping ovulation, thinning the lining of the uterus ... Read More
Post fertile phase of the menstrual cycle

Post fertile phase of the menstrual cycle

The time after ovulation is the post-fertile phase of the menstrual cycle. The post-fertile phase lasts for about 14 days ... Read More
Ovulation prediction kits

Ovulation prediction kits

Ovulation prediction tests are designed to alert the woman to the fact that she may be fertile and to predict ... Read More
Stages of the menstrual cycle

Stages of the menstrual cycle

Pregnancy can often result in changes in a womens menstrual cycle. Read about the 5 stages and changes that can ... Read More
Cervical mucus

Cervical mucus

Understand what your cervical mucus is and why it is important ... Read More
The impact of age on fertility

The impact of age on fertility

Find out what challenges face those wishing to conceive at an older age ... Read More
fertility myths

Myths about fertility

The female menstrual cycle is still one of the most misunderstood human biological processes! Find out what myths are being ... Read More
before you conceive

Getting ready to conceive

Before you start trying for a baby, here are a few things you may want to think about and talk ... Read More
Contraception: finding the right birth control for you

Contraception: finding the right birth control for you

Contraception comes in different forms like birth control pills, Implanon and Mirena. Find out the best birth control method for ... Read More
Top conception tips

Top conception tips

Falling pregnant is easy for some women, but for others conception can take time. Try these pre-pregnancy tips to help ... Read More
10 ways to boost your fertility today

10 ways to boost your fertility today

Getting pregnant can take time but you can increase your fertility and make your chances of getting pregnant better with ... Read More
Contraception

Contraception

Contraception or birth control options are varied and women needing to choose a contraception are advised to research all the ... Read More
5 fabulous fertility foods

5 fabulous fertility foods

Getting pregnant is easier if you eat well to increase your fertility. Eat fertility foods like oysters, garlic and full ... Read More
Baby-making sex

Baby-making sex

There are only two sexual positions that scientists have examined, regarding how likely you are to conceive. Read these top ... Read More
Why can't we get pregnant?

Why can’t we get pregnant?

We may avoid getting pregnant for years so why can it be so hard to get pregnant when we want ... Read More
Choosing the gender of your baby

Choosing the gender of your baby

Whether you have a boy or girl the main hope is that they're healthy and happy, but if you're wanting ... Read More
Grow healthy sperm

Grow healthy sperm

Sperm that is healthy and plentiful is an essential ingredient to getting pregnant. Find out how to make healthy sperm ... Read More