Trying to conceive

Trying for a baby can be an exciting time, but it can also be frustrating if it doesn’t happen as quickly as you expected.

It can help to understand the process of conception and how the male and female reproductive systems work, what factors can affect your fertility and what you can do to maximise your chance of conceiving.

One in six Irish couples experience difficulties conceiving. If you have been trying to conceive for 12 months or more (6 months if you are over 35 years of age) then you may might to seek advice from a fertility specialist. 

how to get pregnant

A practical overview of conception and the role of the male and female reproductive systems to help you understand how to get pregnant.

about infertility

1 in 6 Irish couples experience difficulties conceiving. Understand more about infertility and the causes.