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Fertility Treatment – planning for success in London

Posted Dec 30 2009 4:13am

… you are not alone

It is a sad fact that most of us will spend our early years responsibly trying to avoid unwanted pregnancies and feel that as soon as we are ready to start a family all we have to do is to stop using contraception. Unfortunately, the reality is slightly more complicated than this.  A couple of normal fertility only have a 20 to 30% chance of conceiving in any one cycle in which they have unprotected sex.  After a year of trying around 80% of couples will have achieved a successful pregnancy and after 2 years of trying around 90% of women will be pregnant.  This leaves around one in 7 couples seeking medical help for delay in conception at some stage in their lives.

So, if you are reading this after what has been for you a lengthy period of monthly cycles of expectation and disappointment, Leading London Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility expert Adrian Lower says, “You are not alone. The good news is that most couples will be successful in having a family and success rates from assisted conception and other fertility treatments have never been higher than they are presently.”

This series of articles by Adrian Lower looks at specific fertility treatments and what they involve for people who are experiencing a delay in conception.

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