We spend most of our adult life trying to avoid getting pregnant, but when the time comes for us to start our family, we are often surprised when it doesn’t happen as quickly as we had hoped. Some women will get pregnant straight away, whilst for others, it can take longer. This can be frustrating but it is normal for it to take up to a year to get pregnant. According to the NHS, only 20% of couples will fall pregnant after one month, 70% after 6 months and 85% within a year.
While it is impossible to entirely control the process, the good news is that if you're trying to shorten your path to parenthood (especially if you are a slightly more mature couple), there are lots of things that you can both do to improve your chances of conceiving.
We have developed a 5 step guide to help you to get started straight away, along with a Trying to Conceive (TTC) action plan.