Common Fertility Acronyms, Abbreviations & Meanings

Conceive Please has compiled a list of frequently used fertility, reproductive health and pregnancy abbreviations and acronyms and their meanings that are commonly used on fertility blogs and online communities. Acronym Meaning 2WW Two Week Wait – Before testing, but not always 2 weeks ACA Anticardiolipin Antibodies ACTH Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone ADA Anti-DNA antibodies AF Aunt Flo, After Flo, Period, or Menstrual Cycle AH Assisted Hatching AI Artificial Insemination or Assisted Insemination AIH Artificial Insemination from Husband ANA Anti-nuclear Antibodies… Read more

Top Fertility Tips From The Expert

By Dr Raewyn Teirney, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist MBChB, FRANZCOG, CREI Many couples who come through my fertility clinic often ask me those golden questions: “What tips can I give them to improve their chances of a baby?”, “What are the best tips for getting pregnant?”, “Do I have any tips for conceiving?” This of course is a great time to then talk about modifying lifestyles and improving health and well being. The more people plan and prepare for conception… Read more

What is a Healthy Weight for Pregnancy?

By Dr Raewyn Teirney, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist, MBChB, FRANZCOG, CREI A women’s reproduction is sensitive to her weight. Being overweight or underweight can significantly hamper the chances of getting pregnant. Obesity can impinge on fertility by causing hormonal problems leading to infrequent ovulation and irregular periods. Conversely, being underweight can act to suppress the hormone pathways between the brain and ovary preventing ovulation as well and stopping periods altogether. Getting Pregnant Tip 1: Check you weight If you want to… Read more

Its Fertility week!

Occurring through-out the first week of  September is Fertility week,  and it is all about raising awareness on factors affecting our fertility. This year the focus is on weight and the effects it can have on fertility, the chances of a conception and long term effects on offspring.  

3 Unusual Everyday Things That Affect Your Fertility

As we always say, it takes a healthy man and a woman to make a healthy baby. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to conceive even if it’s with the right person, at the right time, and with solid health. It turns out that your fertility is affected by countless other factors than you might have thought. So, if you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s important to learn what everyday things are affecting your fertility. Here are some of them… Read more

Pregnancy Tips for Men

When we talk about conceiving, many presume it’s only women who need to prepare for pregnancy. The truth is it takes two to conceive a baby, and men are just as important for getting pregnant. They too need to be involved in preparing their bodies for a healthy pregnancy. Here we share pregnancy tips for men and tips on how men can get into great shape and with their partners help to prepare for conception. Couples are often surprised to… Read more

Get Fertility Fit!

A good preconception plan involves getting in to the best possible shape to have a baby. Remember to never lose site of the fact that getting pregnant takes two! Improving you and your partner’s health may improve the chances of conceiving. “If you are trying to conceive, start 2015 by getting FERTILITY FIT “ For men both sperm quality and function may be affected by lifestyle factors such as smoking, poor diet, alcohol, and too little exercise. Studies have shown… Read more

Getting Pregnant: What are the natural chances?

Every-one thinks it is easy to get pregnant …right?… stop the pill and just have sex and it happens!. This is what they teach us during sex education at school. When talking with fertility specialists the most common questions couples ask are: “how long will it take to get pregnant?” or ” what can we do to increase our chances of getting pregnant” or “What are the odds that I will get pregnant this month? For many couples trying to… Read more