We agree researching the factors which might be stopping you from getting pregnant is an important way to try to figure out why it’s not working. Coming in to see our Fertility GP is also a good place to start if you’re not convinced you need to see one of our Fertility Specialists but still need some answers.

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Why Timing Sex can aid Fertility

Your normal ovarian cycle is so complex that even a slight change can disrupt it and prevent you from ovulating. Your ovulation might be abnormal or perhaps you’re experiencing anovulation (the absence of ovulation) - there are a number of reasons for both of these situations and some are treatable with drugs and lifestyle changes. Essentially, if you’re having problems with your ovulation, you’re releasing less eggs than normal or none at all and that means you have fewer opportunities to get pregnant. Approximately 25 per cent of all infertile women have problems related to ovulation.

You can read more about ovulation and your menstrual cycle through our site.

Some treatable causes are:

  • Hypothalmic anovulation - caused by exercise, stress and/or weight loss
  • Hyperprolactinemia - raised levels of prolactin, a pituitary hormone
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

There are a number of different treatment options if you’re having ovulation problems including ovarian stimulation and IVF Lite. Call us to find out more about your options and to get started on a plan.

Anti-Müllerian hormone (egg-timer) test

For some time, Genea has offered a simple, inexpensive blood test to measure the level of Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in our female patients. Colloquially known as the Egg Timer Test, it’s a useful predictor of the number of functionally useful eggs remaining in your ovaries (your Genea Fertility Specialist might refer to this as your ovarian reserve). It can also be used as a predictor of the quality of your response to IVF treatment.

Get in touch with us if you are interested in having this test.

Timing Sex for Conception

If you're looking to boost your chances of conceiving naturally, the first step isto make sure you get a better idea on when you are ovulating. Most women typically ovulate 14 days before their next period starts.However, if you would like a more accurate gauge, try our calculator below.

Alternatively, check out our 4-step program for boosting your chances of natural conception



We know it’s often easier to read through information with your partner if it is printed rather than on a screen. Why not order a Genea Fertility Information Pack now to get everything you need all in one place?

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