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Infertility: your help & advice

How to increase your chances of getting pregnant


Having a balanced diet with the right nutrients helps your body to produce the best quality egg or sperm.


Adding a conception supplement such as Impryl® to your diet which contains critical micronutrients has been clinically shown to help improve the chances of having a baby in sub-fertile couples.


Having a healthy exercise regimen helps with your fertility as well as your general health. Even 30 minutes of light exercise per day is enough such as a brisk walk or some yoga.


Try to get into a routine where you are getting a good amount of sleep as fatigue has been shown to have negative effects on fertility.

Maintain a healthy weight

A BMI (body Max Index) between 20-25 can help improve your chances of conception. Being overweight or obese has been shown to significantly reduce the odds of success.


Having regular sexual intercourse, the NHS recommends having sex every 2 or 3 days to give yourself the best chance of conceiving.

Why can’t I get pregnant?

There are so many different things which could be causing fertility issues. It’s important to remember that the male factor is just as common as the female factor when it comes to infertility, so you should consider both when investigating.

Age – even couples at peak fertility (age 18-25) only have a 1 in 4 chance of getting pregnant each month they try. If you’re under the age of 35 and have been trying for a year or more, then you should seek medical advice. If you are over 35 we would recommend seeking help if you have been trying for 6 months or more.

Obesity – often associated with poor fertility, being overweight could be reducing your chance of getting pregnant. 

Underlying health conditions – an infection or diagnosis of an illness such as PCOS could be reducing your chances of getting pregnant. Check with your doctor if you suspect this applies to you. If you have PCOS you should consider taking Inofolic® Alpha to improve your chances of pregnancy.

Cancer treatments – if you’ve been treated for cancer with radiotherapy or chemotherapy, then your fertility may well have been compromised.

What are common signs of infertility

In women:

  • Irregular menstrual cycle or anovulation – irregular cycles or a total lack of them often indicates fertility issues
  • Hormonal changes – often characterised by skin problems and hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a woman’s face and body)
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Premature menopause
  • History of pelvic disease / infections / sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

In men:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Varicocele – a varicose vein in the scrotum
  • Abnormal semen analysis

We recommend that men who are trying to conceive undergo a semen analysis that checks for sperm count, motility and morphology. This will give you the best understanding of your fertility. DNA fragmentation in the sperm head is also very common and can prevent fertilisation, but is not routinely tested for.

Can supplements improve my chances of getting pregnant?

Most fertility supplements promote the use of strong antioxidants to combat oxidative stress, but the latest Cochrane review shows that there’s very little improvement in pregnancy rates from taking oral antioxidants. In fact, these antioxidants can upset the delicate metabolic balance necessary for optimal sperm production. This is where Impryl is different. Strong antioxidants could be doing more harm than good, so it’s important to choose a supplement that maintains this vital balance – such as Impryl®.

Clinical trials have shown significant improvements in live birth outcomes for sub-fertile men and women when taking the micronutrients in Impryl once daily. Instead of basing the product on single-ingredient-based evidence, Impryl has been carefully formulated to support your metabolism and in turn can improve your fertility.

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