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FIVE EXPERTS, FIVE SOLUTIONS

Fertility Road’s impeccable contacts book sees us line up five of the industry’s most respected voices in matters of fertility, each using a career’s worth of experience in their chosen field. The brief for each was simple – if they could give one piece of fertility advice to an individual or couple, what would it be. Here’s what they said.

DR SARAH JARVIS…on understanding fertility.

Sarah is a leading UK general practitioner who regularly appears as an expert on terrestrial television and radio shows. She graduated from Oxford University in 1986 and also works as a Clinical Consultant for health websitepatient.co.uk.

“The thing that often strikes me is that people don’t know what fertility is; they don’t know how normal it is to take time to conceive. So, for me, my advice would be for people to really have a think and work out what infertility is.

Put in simple terms, the average couple should never expect to get pregnant straight away. Most people who don’t get pregnant within the first six months will get pregnant within the second six months. And of the people who don’t get pregnant within a year, about half will conceive the following year. We need to give our bodies a chance.

A lot of this comes back to the fact we all work very hard these days, and with that comes the expectation of being in full control of our lives. Yet where fertility is concerned, most people find that this is the first time in their lives when they’re not in control, when it’s in the lap of the Gods, if you like. Consider it, if you work hard enough at school, you will succeed, you’ll get the job, you’ll be able to afford a home and you’ll be able to afford to live. So, until now you’ve been dependent on you, whereas when it comes to getting pregnant, very often you feel a sense of being powerless.

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Welcome to the new issue of Fertility Road, and one that brings to a close another year. We hope, for you, it has been a journey towards positives, an expansion of ideas and a gathering of reasons that will see you move forward with optimism. Perhaps the days, weeks and months that follow will see you fulfil your dreams; you might even be in the position to inspire and encourage others. Whatever the case and wherever you are along the road, we hope you have a fantastic final couple of months of the year, and a relaxing festive break.
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