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Nurture : 2010
04 nurture why aren't we falling pregnant? when getting pregnant doesn't come easily, there is help at hand Moving forward together towards pregnancy Dr Nicole Sides and Prof Gab Kovacs Suite 1,9 Sydney Ave, Barton ACT 2600 The friendly, caring team at ISIS Fertility provides personalised fertility treatments including Artificial Insemination, IVF, ICSI and frozen embryo transfers. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of service. Treatment is affordable as Medicare cover a significant portion of the cost. If you have been trying to fall pregnant for 6-12 months, contact us to find out how to get started. Phone 6175 9000, email email@example.com or visit our website for more info www.isisfertility.com.au FERTILITY varies between different peo- ple and at different times in our lives. While most couples manage to conceive without experiencing any problems, some of us (approximately one in six couples) will have some difficulty. Most couples assume that they are fertile and that when they decide they want to conceive, they will. But, concep- tion is not always immediate - in fact for couples not using contraception, only approximately 25% of women will con- ceive within the first month of trying! About one in 10 couples will take more than a year to conceive and one in 20 will take more than two years. Infertility should be approached as a couple and determining whether or not a couple is infertile is not always a straight- forward exercise. Many couples who think they could be infertile may simply need some assistance to successfully conceive. If your partner is over 35 and you have both been trying to conceive for over a year, or are concerned about your fertili- ty for other reasons, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. Before a couple is considered to be infertile and referred to a fertility clinic, a GP will need to conduct a thorough investigation of the couple's circum- stances. This may include questions about: age, health, sex life, how long you have been trying to conceive, any medica- tions you take, whether you smoke or drink alcohol, if you have had any serious illnesses or surgery if you have conceived before or have had other chil- dren with a previous partner. The path of testing to uncover why you have not yet conceived, can often be fraught with intense anguish and can place a great deal of burden on relation- ships. It is important for couples to communi- cate and support one another through- out this process. The causes of conception difficulties can be quite complex. If you have been diagnosed as having any infertility prob- lem, it is important that you ask as many questions as necessary to get an under- standing of the condition and possible treatments. CONTINUED >