Sometimes the cause of infertility is difficult to diagnose, writes Áilín Quinlan. But there are tests available and steps you can take if you are finding it difficult to conceive
You’ve been struggling to conceive, and your GP has now advised you to explore your options in terms of fertility treatment.
One of the first things you need to realise is that your age is crucial and time may be of the essence when it comes to pregnancy and birth emphasises Dr Hans Arce, Medical Director of the Repromed fertility clinic in Dublin.
“The main limiting factor in fertility is the age of the woman,” he says.