If you have been facing issues in terms of conception, then there may be a much deeper problem than what you may be expecting. Fertility is at the core of this issue and it is therefore, very important that you understand this aspect before drawing conclusions. Essentially, the first thing that you need to get checked is your fertility if you are facing conception problems. If there do happen to be issues with your fertility, you can always opt for the IVF by CRGH so that your problem can be solved. This will ensure that things go back to normal and that you can conceive successfully. Given below are some signs and tips that will issue a warning sign and can tell you when you are fertile or not.
1.) Keep a check on the menstrual cycle and note down any major changes:
You may not realize it but your menstrual cycle speaks volumes about your fertility. In any usual circumstances, your cycle has to be fairly regular and there should not be any major issues. If it is regular and there are no additional problems that you are facing then the time frame during which your ovulation usually takes place should remain constant at all times.
2.) Understand the ovulation cycle:
If your menstrual cycle is completely normal and is regular as also similar every month, the ovulation cycle should also be fairly similar. As a rule of thumb, making use of a calendar can do you good. Usually, it is the days ranging from 10th, 12th and 14th day of your menstrual cycle that is perfect and ovulation is likely to occur. Determine your ovulation cycle based on the first day of your menstrual cycle and perform sexual intercourse during these days of the month.
3.) Monitor the Cervical mucus for signs:
As a rule of thumb, the cervical mucus is an instant giveaway of the level of fertility in a woman. It also helps you understand the period of time that your fertility will be at its highest. Essentially, the cervical mucus must look like egg whites. It is then that the fertility is at its peak and is the right time to think about conception. If you find issues with your cervical mucus you can consult a doctor who may suggest IVF by CRGH.
4.) Test the ovarian reserve:
Usually, the number of eggs that must be required should be sufficient for conception. Depending on the number of eggs, the fertility can be determined. Since this cannot be tested by yourself, you need to consult with a doctor who will get the test done. The number of eggs will determine the possibility of your conception with your own eggs. If, for some reason, the egg count does not qualify you for conception with your own eggs, then an egg donor can do the needful.
5.) Getting the FSH tested is a must:
If there are issues with the ovarian reserve, then it may be necessary to check the FSH, which is short for follicle stimulating hormone. Usually, the amount of FSH that is produced needs to be of a certain definitive quantity, in the absence of which the eggs may not get released in the right amount.
6.) Test the prolactin:
The balance in certain hormones is the key determining factor of fertility and prolactin is considered as one of these hormones that need to be in balance with the plethora of other female hormones that determine the fertility and ensure conception. Therefore, maintaining healthy levels of prolactin is important.
Trudy Sullivan is a gynaecologist and has been involved in several treatments of IVF by CRGH. She has been practicing for the past 11 years and plans to write a book on her experience. She loves to cook in her free time and take her kids to the zoo.