10 January 2020

Will 2020 be your year? Let’s discuss your fertility health

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Have you been trying to get pregnant but nothing has happened yet? Don’t worry, there are many couples in the same position. 1 in 5 couples in Ireland have problems conceiving.

Are you in a same sex relationship and are deciding that this is your year to start your family or expand it? We have many services for this process. Check out our new Shared Motherhood programme that allows couples to egg share.

Are you single and want to begin your family? We have sperm donation programmes and a supportive team.


The best starting off point is fertility testing. The AMH or Anti Mullerian Hormone blood test  is good start for women. This test is a good indicator of the ovarian reserve, giving some insight into the remaining quantity of eggs and fertile years left. For same sex couples, both partners can have an AMH.

Semen analysis is also an easy way to determine the concentration, shape and motility of the sperm.

In 30% of couples the cause of infertility is attributed to male factor infertility, 30% are female factor, 30% will have a combination of male and female factors and in 10% no cause will be found, this is called unexplained infertility.

You can find out more about testing here:

Healthy body, healthy mind

Being in the best physical and mental health can massively help when trying to conceive. Extremities of weight can effect ovulation so it is best to have a healthy BMI. Should you decide to go down the fertility treatment route, it can impact on your mental health. It is a good idea to be in a healthy and resilient mind-set and have support from friends and family.


Should you have further questions, it is always a good idea to chat with a fertility specialist. We have an upcoming Fertility Fair on the 26th of January that will give you an opportunity to attend seminars and chat with our medical team. Find out more here.  

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