If you are trying to get pregnant
Information on what can affect your ability to get pregnant, when to see a doctor and where to get emotional support.
Factors affecting fertility
Your ability to get pregnant can be affected by your or your partner's:
- lifestyle factors like alcohol, smoking, diet and weight
- medical history
- family and genetic history.
When to see a doctor
It’s quite common that people trying to have a baby do not get pregnant straight away. There can be many causes for this.
You may want to see your doctor if:
- you’ve been trying for 12 months or more, or
- you’re over 35 and have been trying for 6 months or more.
Your doctor can recommend a range of tests to help find out the reason you have not become pregnant.
Find out how you can improve your chances of getting pregnant at Your Fertility.
Getting emotional support
This can be a challenging time for you, your partner and your relationship. It can help to talk to someone, including:
- a professional counsellor
- a trusted friend or family member
- an online forum or group of people with similar experiences.
You can also get support at: