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Trying to Conceive

Gain a better understanding of reproduction to boost fertility.

A thorough understanding of one's body and a clear picture of the reproductive process leads to improved fertility in both men and women.

When trying to conceive, understanding the process of getting pregnant will help you recognize whether it might be time for you or your partner to seek the help of a fertility specialist.  

 

Academic teaching can lead us to leave school with a very clear set of expectations of how getting pregnant works and how to avoid unwanted pregnancy but when it comes time for us to start a family, we are often little-prepared for a struggle. That’s why so many of us get blindsided when it doesn’t happen right away.

Trying to Get Pregnant

Getting pregnant is not just an act, it’s actually a process that happens over a number of days that is very dependent on fertility health. First, a follicle must form around an egg in a woman’s ovary prior to ovulation. The egg must successfully mature and release (ovulate) into the fallopian tube, where it will hopefully meet sperm.

 

The sperm will have had to successfully negotiate the vagina, uterus and finally the fallopian tube. If the sperm succeeds in fertilizing the egg, the newly-formed pre-embryo will travel into the uterus where it must successfully attach to the lining. The uterine lining must be just the right thickness and free from abnormalities such as fibroids or polyps in order for implantation to occur.

 

Once implanted, hormones are released that will prevent the shedding of the uterine lining (a woman’s period). As you can see, getting pregnant is a sophisticated process where many things must go right in order for a pregnancy to occur. If you're struggling, visit our when to seek help page. 

Get Started Today

Don't take chances with your fertility. Take control. 

Schedule an appointment by calling (732) 363-4777.

Heather's Success Story

"I had already been through 5 failed IUI's and 2 failed IVF's when I came to Dr Morgan's. We were beyond discouraged and almost out of insurance benefits. We felt like we were at the end of our rope. I was exhausted. But, the staff at Morgan Fertility were like a breath of fresh air. They put wind in my sails again. The process was so much nicer there. And, we got pregnant on our very first try. I will forever be grateful to them for my little boys Justin and James!" - Heather C.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FERTILITY HEALTH
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FERTILITY HEALTH

How does age affect fertility? A woman is born with a finite number of oocytes (eggs), the health of which begin to decline in her 30's, particularly around 35.  Learn more.

Many factors affect fertility. Ovarian, tubal or uterine issues, male factors, or something as simple as hormonal imbalance might be keeping you from getting pregnant.  Learn more.

The rule of thumb is to seek advice if you have been trying to conceive for more than 12 months if under age 30, or after just 6 months if you are over 30. Learn more.

The more women become aware that the longer they wait to become pregnant, the lower their chances at success, the more popular egg and embryo freezing become.  Learn more.

"Never give up on something you can't go a day without dreaming about."           ... Winston Churchill

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