Get plenty of sleep

Your sperm and egg cells are like every other cell in the body, if you’re deprived of sleep your body and its cells can’t repair and heal itself.

Getting help

Fertility problems affect one in six couples. If you have been trying to get pregnant for over year, or are over 35 and have been trying for more than six months, see your doctor.

Infertility affects just as many men as it does women

Infertility was once considered to be a female problem. However, we now know that infertility affects just as many men as it does women. If you’re having trouble conceiving you should both get checked out by your doctor.

Sex, sex and more sex

Trying for a baby can be stressful, but when you’re stressed the last thing you want to do is have sex. 84% of couples, who have regular, unprotected sex, get pregnant within the first year of trying, so relax, stop worrying and try to enjoy it.

Smoking- give it up

Smoking is not only bad for your health, it also reduces fertility in both men and women, and can be harmful for the unborn child.

Conception – It’s all about timing

Have sex every day in the five days leading up to ovulation. The egg survives for less than 24-hours after ovulation, whereas a man’s sperm can live for up to six days in the fallopian tubes. Having regular sex before ovulation means the sperm is ready and waiting.