FERTILITY AWARENESS APPOINTMENT

What Is The Fertile Window?

The aim of the Fertility Awareness Appointment is to help you achieve conception faster by identifying when in your cycle you can fall pregnant. The appointment is conducted by our Fertility Naturopath.

​Under the best of circumstances –there is only a few days each months when a woman can conceive. It is therefore crucial to focus your baby making attempts to this time of your cycle.

​For instance the quality of a man’s sperm can greatly reduced if exposed to oxidation, however this can be reversed during preconception care, when exposure is removed and antioxidants and other supplements are introduced.

By now we all know that fertility declines with age and this is the case for both men and women. Below is a table which shows the chances for conceiving in any given month depending on your age.

​Chances for conceiving in any given month depending on your age:

Age (Couple)

In Any Given Month

In a 12 Month Period

Miscarriage Rate

20-24

25%

86%

5-10%

25-29

20%

78%

5-10%

30-34

15-20%

63%

20%

35-39

10%

52%

25%

40-44

5%

30%

33%

Over 45

50% +

Know Your Cycle

​​Most women with regular cycles will ovulate 14 days before her day 1 of her period, but this is not always the case. Some women will consistently ovulate early (before day 12) or late (after day 17) months after months.

Some cycles are anovulatory, meaning that no ovulation has taken place, and some women have irregular cycles which makes it difficult to predict when ovulation will occur.

​Home ovulation prediction kits can be useful for many women, but not for all. For instance women with PCOS may have elevated LH (luteinising hormone) throughout their cycle and hence testing for a rise in LH could be a waste of time and money.

During the fertility awareness appointment, we go into detail about when to try to conceive for each individual woman in her particular cycle pattern. We will also go through the different ways to track and interpret your cycle e.g. temperature and mucous observations, home ovulation kits (testing for a rise in LH), saliva testing such as Maybe Baby.

​​The focus of the appointment is to identify the correct time on month in pregnancy can occur.

​The Fertility Awareness Appointment is for you, if you:

Plan to conceive naturally and have no major fertility concerns. Get the facts right before you start so you can achieve your goal of getting pregnant as soon as possible.

​Included in Your Appointment:

Your will receive a fertility thermometer

Worksheets / fertility journal to record your fertile days

Comprehensive handouts so you can refresh your knowledge at any time.