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Fertility Friday – Myth # 5

Myth #5: Couples with no underlying issues conceive as soon as they start trying

It is true that some couples fall pregnant quickly.

However, it is not often the case. And even if both have no underlying health conditions, there is no guarantee that a couple will conceive in any given month.

In fact, statistics show that there is a 25-30% chance of conceiving each month when aged 35 and under. This drops to 15% between the ages of 35 and 40. After 40 it drops again to 5% and after 43 1-2% each month.

You may be able to help your chances by

• making sure your cycle is regular for you. Keep in mind regular is anywhere between 21 and 35 days!
• knowing your fertile window – when you ovulate and when to try (this is individual and will depend on the length of your cycle)
• addressing any underlying health problems like PCOS and endometriosis
• treating any nutritional deficiencies or genetic conditions like MTHFR
• making necessary lifestyle changes
• seeking regular acupuncture

If you would like help on your fertility journey, please contact us to make an appointment.

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