Need help with getting pregnant?

We’ve been trying for a baby without success, I think we need help getting pregnant. What should I do now?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 12 years, 11 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Just because you’ve not yet conceived doesn’t necessarily mean you need infertility treatment. An infertility diagnosis is only considered if you’ve been having regular unprotected intercourse for two years without getting pregnant. Statistics show that 95% of couples are able to get pregnant naturally after two years of trying, so it could be that you just need to try for longer.

However, if you have concerns about getting pregnant, see your GP. Depending upon your ages, your medical history and how long you’ve been trying for a baby, they can carry out a series of simple fertility tests, for example that will check the quality of your partner’s sperm and also to check that you are ovulating regularly. The results of these fertility tests will tell your GP if you need further fertility investigation and treatment. For information about requesting a fertility referral to Manchester Fertility, view our Referrals page.