Infertility | FAQs
Q 1 What is infertility ?
It is failure to achieve pregnancy even after one year of un interrupted intercourse during the most fertile period of cycle i.e the time around the ovulation period .
Q 2 When does Ovulation occurs ?
In a women with 28 days cycle ovulation mostly occurs at day 14 of the cycle .
Q 3 What is fertile window ?
The window of fertile period can be calculated by subtracting 18 days from the length of her shortest previous cycles that is the first day on which she is fertile and by subtracting 11 days from the length of her longest previous cycle she can calculate the last day on which she is fertile .
Q 4 What is the frequency of having intercourse during this period ?
If you have sex every other day during this window, you have a 25% chance of getting pregnant. If you have sex every day during this period, your chances go down just slightly to 22%.
Q 5 What is PCOS how does it prevent from getting pregnant ?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormonal condition in women. It is a condition where the ovaries produce higher than normal levels of male hormones (androgens). This can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility and appearance.
Q 6 What are symptoms of PCOS ?
Symptoms of PCOS include:
- irregular menstrual periods
- cysts on the ovaries
- weight gain
- excessive face and body hair
- thinning or balding head hair
- insulin resistance
Q 7 What are measures to be taken in order to improve chance of getting pregnant ?
- Being a healthy weight - even a 5-10% loss in weight has been shown to significantly increase the chance of becoming pregnant
- healthy eating
- monitoring ovulation and timing sexual intercourse around ovulation.