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Are fertility issues hereditary?

Posted on November 7, 2018

Some fertility issues are genetic.  Genetic diseases usually run in families, but some can occur for the first time in an individual and from then can be passed down to their future children. Here are some examples of common and rare genetic causes of infertility. Endometriosis While not the only risk factor, endometriosis is 7 … Continue reading

Illnesses that may be affecting your fertility

Posted on October 25, 2018

There are lots of medical conditions that affect fertility. Some are obvious, others silent. Here are a few you may not have thought about because symptoms can be hard to read or seem unconnected. Endometriosis When women think about endometriosis, we think about severe period pain.  However for a large number of women with milder … Continue reading

Myth busting: Fertility when coming off the pill

Posted on October 11, 2018

Myths and legends have a way of staying with use, even when they have no basis in truth. A lot of women worry that the pill might be doing bad things to their fertility. A lot of women think that we need to stop the pill a long time before trying to get pregnant because … Continue reading

Unexplained infertility: what does it mean and where to from here?

Posted on September 11, 2015

Unexplained infertility is when a couple have been actively trying to conceive for more than 12 months, without success and without an obvious reason. Unexplained infertility is a “diagnosis of exclusion”. This means that a couple’s infertility can only be “unexplained” if a thorough set of tests have been done to fully investigate all possible … Continue reading