Research indicates that “fertility issues” exist for a significant minority of women

The World Health Organisation estimates that there are 48.5 million infertile couples worldwide after 5 years of trying1

The term “infertile” can be a misnomer: It is widely reported that after six months of trying approximately 70% of women will be pregnant.2

Thereafter, the rate of conception slows down, such that after three years of trying to conceive, approximately 97% of women are expected to be pregnant. Women who have failed to conceive after 12 months’ of trying and with no identified cause of infertility are classified as “unexplained infertility”.

In 2008 23.9% of the women that went on to IVF was classified as such

(HFEA Fertility Facts and Figures 2008)

Medical intervention in cases of infertility typically does not start until after 12 months of women unsuccessfully trying for a baby. In the UK, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment is typically only offered after trying for 2 years3

MyHealthChecked’s aim is to help women to conceive naturally and particularly those women that are classified as having “unexplained infertility”

1 PLOS 2012, Mascaranhas: World Health Organisation report looking at regional, national, and global trends using data from 277 health studies from 190 countries.
2 “Regional differences in waiting time to pregnancy: pregnancy-based surveys from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. S.Juul et al. Human Reproduction vol14 no5: 1250-1254, 1999
3 NICE Guidelines 2013