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Blocked fallopian tubes

Your fallopian tubes are the small tubes which connect your ovaries and uterus. When you ovulate, your ovaries release an egg which then has to travel to your womb in order for conception to occur. Your egg makes this journey via your fallopian tubes. If you suffer from blocked fallopian tubes you will probably also experience a fertility problem, because ... Leer Más »

FSH: follicle stimulating hormone

FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) is a fertility hormone produced by your pituitary gland. FSH plays a very important role in conception as it sets up the whole process each month during your menstrual cycle, together with LH. Your ovarian follicles mature in your ovariesFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net FSH’s main responsibility is the growth and maturation of your ovarian follicles, ... Leer Más »

LH: luteinising hormone

LH (luteinising hormone), also known as lutropin, is an important fertility hormone which affects your ability to ovulate. It is produced in the pituitary gland and is the hormone ovulation tests measure to determine when you will be ovulating. Ovulation tests measure your LH levelsFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net LH has an important role throughout your entire menstrual cycle. In ... Leer Más »

Your weight before pregnancy

It is important that before you and your partner try to conceive that you are at a healthy weight. If you are underweight or overweight it can significantly reduce your fertility, making it difficult to conceive. Overweight women are also at a greater risk of suffering from insulin resistance during their pregnancy. Are you overweight?Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Tips ... Leer Más »

Egg quality

What is egg quality? All women have a fixed number of eggs in their body, which are released during ovulation and which can be fertilised by a sperm in order to create a baby. Many people believe that how many eggyou have is important, however, this is one of those situations in which quality is better than quantity. Egg quality ... Leer Más »

Ectopic pregnancy: diagnosis

An ectopic or tubal pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the fertilised egg implants outside of the uterine cavity. The egg will usually implant in the fallopian tube, but other ectopic pregnancies include implantation in the ovaries, the cervix and the horns of the uterus. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies have become more common since the mid-1980s as a result of the ... Leer Más »

Ectopic pregnancy: risk factors

An ectopic or tubal pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the fertilised egg implants outside of the uterine cavity. The egg will usually implant in the fallopian tube, but other ectopic pregnancies include implantation in the ovaries, the cervix and the horns of the uterus. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies have become more common since the mid-1980s as a result of the ... Leer Más »

Ectopic pregnancy: signs and symptoms

An ectopic or tubal pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the fertilised egg implants outside of the uterine cavity. The egg will usually implant in the fallopian tube, but other ectopic pregnancies include implantation in the ovaries, the cervix and the horns of the uterus. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies have become more common since the mid-1980s as a result of the ... Leer Más »

Ectopic pregnancy: Treatment

An ectopic or tubal pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the fertilised egg implants outside of the uterine cavity. The egg will usually implant in the fallopian tube, but other ectopic pregnancies include implantation in the ovaries, the cervix and the horns of the uterus. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies have become more common since the mid-1980s as a result of the ... Leer Más »