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I can't get pregnant - what are my fertility treatment options?

There are many fertility treatment options available now to couples trying to conceive. These treatments have a good success rate: two-thirds of couples seeking treatment for infertility end up conceiving as a result of treatment.

Unfortunately, these treatments typically must be paid for out of your own pocket. Most insurance companies will not cover fertility treatments, although costs incurred are generally allowable to set off against tax in the Republic at standard rate.  Drugs costs incurred under fertility treatments are allowance under the Drugs Payments Scheme in the Republic, which caps monthly drugs charges at €120 per month (as of September 2010).

There are medicines and surgeries for men. There are also methods to harvest sperm or provoke ejaculation in men with spinal cord injuries.For women, there are oral medications as well as injections to assist with ovulation. There is also surgery to correct blocked fallopian tubes. There is in vitro fertilization (IVF), which helps implant fertilised eggs into your uterus.

To naturally increase your odds at conceiving, give up smoking and drinking. Get adequate rest every night. Exercise regularly. Eat a healthy diet and make sure you get enough folic acid.
Your husband can increase your odds as well. His diet needs to be rich in folic acid as well because it raises sperm count and protects against birth defects. If you are struggling to conceive, don’t despair. There are many fertility treatments, which can help you successfully conceive.
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More questions

The best timing for pregnancy testing is once you miss your period.
Ectopic pregnancies are fertilized eggs which implant themselves outside of the uterus. They must be terminated and can indicate future fertility issues.
Ovulation is the period during which you can conceive. Tracking ovulation can be tricky, but you can increase your chances of conceiving through math, prediction kits, or simple scientific observation.
Implantation bleeding is not a common experience, but some women do report small amounts of blood with or without cramping roughly a week or less before their anticipated period.
Pregnancy tests are only as good as the execution. Read all instructions to avoid getting inaccurate results on a home pregnancy test.
The best over the counter kits measure luteinizing hormone (LH).
There are many things that you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
How STD’s can affect your pregnancy, your baby and how you should deal with them during pregnancy.
Taking care of your body before and during pregnancy
Ovulation occurs just about two weeks after the first day of your period.



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