For women, there are oral medications as well as injections to assist with ovulation. There is also surgery to correct blocked fallopian tubes. There is in vitro fertilization (IVF), which helps implant fertilised eggs into your uterus.
IN the UK, the NHS provides funding for fertility treatments. However, long waiting lists and strict criteria force many to consider other options. The NHS provides funding for 1 cycle of IVF for women who meet the clinical definition of infertility. They must have an identifiable cause to their fertility (i.e. blocked fallopian tubes), be between the ages of 23-39 and have had more than three years of fertility problems. According to HEFA (Human Embryo fertilisation authority) the average cost of 1 cycle of IVF including drugs is between £4000 and £8000. This includes fertility testing and consultation fees.
To naturally increase your odds at conceiving, give up smoking and drinking. Get adequate rest every night. Exercise regularly. Eat a healthy diet and make sure you get enough folic acid.
Your husband can increase your odds as well. His diet needs to be rich in folic acid as well because it raises sperm count and protects against birth defects.
If you are struggling to conceive, don’t despair. There are many fertility treatments, which can help you successfully conceive.