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I am struggling to conceive

Tags: pregnancy

I have a 2 year old child but trying to conceive and it doesnt happen. I had post-natal complications, is this the reason why I am not able to conceive?

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The answer

You have not described the type of complications that you suffered after you last child was born, but I would expect the doctors to have told you at the time if they thought you may have problems conceiving again. It can take up to a year to conceive, and 92 per cent of couples are pregnant after two years of trying (if you are under 35). If your partner has not changed and you have been trying for more than 12 months, then why not speak to your doctor about your concerns. It is also worthwhile checking with your doctor that your immunisations and smear test are up to date, and also that you are taking the correct prenatal vitamin tablets.

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