Pregnancy is possible for the majority

Women over 35 who have been trying to conceive for more than six months without success are advised to seek help

27th September, 2015
Dr Mary Wingfield, clinical director, Merrion Fertility Clinic

It is perfectly normal to take at least a year to become pregnant, and women younger than 35 with no medical problems should try for a year before becoming concerned.

While most people consult their general practitioner, help can also be available from family planning clinics, hospitals with gynaecological services and fertility clinics.

Women may have fertility problems related to ovulation and hormones, pelvic abnormalities and general lifestyle factors. Women who have infrequent, irregular or very...

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