Own your Own Fertility

You can do fertility yoga, reiki, change up your diet, enjoy a specialist fertility massage or see an acupuncturist but there is nothing more powerful than understanding your own body and being aware of your reproductive health before you embark on anything. As more conversations are being openly had amongst family and friends, the topic of fertility is becoming less of a taboo subject, and we are becoming more and more aware just how these discussions can empower individuals to be their own fertility advocate.

At ReproMed, we always want to focus on making sure that women are as well informed as possible about their fertility and the choices they have at every stage of life. You can spend hours on scheduling and ovulation tracking apps but often the best thing you can do for your fertility is to look after your physical health and be armed with the information you need to proactively take the steps you want to achieve your family dreams.

Know Your Body – It is so important if you are trying to conceive that you have a greater understanding of your menstrual cycle to maximise your chances of pregnancy. Ovulation occurs roughly midway through your menstrual cycle. The 5 days right before, during, and immediately after ovulation are your most fertile. Signs of ovulation include breast tenderness, changes in cervical fluid/discharge, changes in libido, increase in body temperature, bloating and headaches.

Educate Yourself - Knowledge is Key. Make sure you have all the information you need, and not just from Dr Google. Get proper advice and information from health professionals. Understand that fertility declines with age, so if you are under 35 and TTC for more than 1 year, if you are over 35 and trying for more than 6 months or if you are over 40 and trying for more than 3 months, make an appointment with your GP to discuss next steps.

Take Control - Advocate for yourself and don’t delay if you believe there is something not right. See a fertility expert especially if you have a medical history which includes endometriosis or PCOS, a family history of breast cancer or another reproductive cancer, a family history of early menopause or have had two or more successive miscarriages. Although miscarriage is common, repeated miscarriages are a warning signal that something else may be going on.

You can book an initial fertility consultation free of charge until September 30th here