Maximising Your Chances of Conceiving: The Role of Investigations for Infertility with Dr Caroline 

The fertility rate here in Australia recently hit a record low, according to the figures released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. And since 2008, the numbers are trending down. Given the several demographic, lifestyle, economic and health factors, it seems trying to get pregnant is difficult nowadays. 

Why is it difficult for me to get pregnant? 

There are certain medical conditions that cause infertility or reduce the chances of conception. For women, some of the causes are: 

  • Ovulation problems (e.g. due to PCOS and thyroid issues) 
  • Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes 
  • Endometriosis 

Aside from those conditions, there are several risk factors that might affect our chances of getting pregnant: 

  • Age (fertility declines as we get older especially when we get 36 or older) 
  • Weight (being overweight or underweight can affect ovulation) 
  • Medications (e.g. long-term use of NSAIDs can make it harder to conceive) 
  • Smoking and alcohol 
  • Stress (which can affect our sex drive as well as our ovulation) 

Maximising your chances of conceiving 

As you’ve noticed, there are several factors and reasons why it’s hard to get pregnant. It’s important to address those factors and see the big picture first before you undergo treatment. 

Also, you have to be sure that you’re physically prepared before you actually decide to conceive. This helps maximise the chances of having a successful pregnancy and birth. This will also help you have an easier and smoother experience in this exciting journey. 

Dr Caroline is here to help and care for you. First, she will take the time to understand your circumstances and ensure that you’re physically and emotionally prepared for this new chapter in your life. 

If you’ve been trying hard to conceive for more than a year already, Dr Caroline will find out what the problem is and what’s causing it. She will take the time to investigate the problem and then, she will give you personalised advice and design an individualised treatment for you. 

Specialised care for you 

There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to solving infertility problems and maximising your chances of conceiving. It’s possible that your circumstances are unique or you require specialised care. With this specialised or personalised care, the specific factors that are causing you problems will be targeted and properly taken cared of. 

Dr Caroline is here to provide you with personalised care. For over 15 years, she has helped women have a successful conception and pregnancy. Over those years she has also delivered more than 2,000 babies in Melbourne. This has been possible because of her expertise as well as her genuine care for women in their journey to motherhood.