Now you are ready to start understanding when you are most fertile (ovulating) which is an important part of knowing when the optimum time for conception could take place.  Every woman ovulates at different times of the month so it is important to understand your own menstrual cycle to give you the best chance of conceiving. What do you  know about your fertility?  One of the areas that the National Fertility Awareness Week is trying to highlight is the need for women to not to feel “too left in the dark” about their own fertility and to seek advice and support.

Your period can be a key indicator of any problems which might cause fertility issues, so whether you’re planning to start a family, or if you’re already trying it is important to remember that we all have our own individual cycles, and just because the average cycle is 28 days, that doesn’t necessarily mean that shorter or longer cycles indicate a problem. Anything ranging from a 21 to 35 day cycle is considered normal.

The impact of alcohol on your fertility

Ahead of Alcohol Awareness Week (13– 19th November), Dr Venkat discusses the impact of alcohol on your fertility Current NHS guidelines suggest that women should avoid drinking alcohol altogether if they’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, in order to [...]