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Ignorance of fertility patterns delaying pregnancy for many women

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 18, 2009 | 0 comments

Ignorance of fertility patterns delaying pregnancy for many womenNot knowing where the highest chance of conceiving falls in the monthly cycle can delay conception for women planning a pregnancy, experts warn.

New research from Clearblue revealed that two in three women in the UK don't know that there is "only a small window of opportunity" during which conception can take place each month.

With more women putting off starting a family until a later age, an increasing number are finding difficulty falling pregnant by trying to conceive at the wrong time.

In response to the findings, fertility expert Zita West said that optimising your chances of conceiving by identifying the 'peak' fertile days each month could considerably increase the chances of pregnancy.

"Many of my patients have spent years trying to conceive naturally without success to the detriment of their fertility long-term," she explained.

"Knowledge is power, as a woman having the knowledge to optimise your chances of conceiving is the most empowering thing you can do in planning your pregnancy."

Image: Zita West's Guide to Getting Pregnant, by Zita West. Publisher: Thorsons Publishers (August 1, 2005)-Zita West's Guide to Getting Pregnant
by Zita West

-- A pioneer in the field of fertility, Zita West's programme is invaluable for couples trying to conceive.

Harley Street's most popular fertility expert, and favourite consultant to celebrity clients, guides the reader through a process of vital physical and mental preparation.

The book is for every couple trying to conceive and has fascinating advice taken from Zita's 20 years of experience as midwife and 7 years as an acupuncturist.

It provides a structured, easy-to-follow step-by-step programme, complete with case studies and and enormously detailed questionnaire.

The guide includes details on:
• when and how often to have sex
• what can prevent fertilization and conception
• everything you need to know about sperm and ovulation
• nutrition, supplements and herbs
• complementary therapies such as acupressure, lymphatic massage and hypnotherapy
• how to overcome stress and other emotional blocks to pregnancy
• PCOS, endometriosis and other health issues
• tests and procedures if there is a problem
• and much much more.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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