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    A couple are said to be infertile if a pregnancy does not occur within 12 months of actively trying to conceive a baby. You should have regular sexual intercourse (2-3 times per week) if you are trying to get pregnant. Infertility is very common and affects about 1 in 7 couples in Ireland. A woman who has never been pregnant is said to have ‘primary’ infertility, and a woman who has had a previous pregnancy has ‘secondary’ infertility. However, if there is a known gynaecology problem or an issue with sperm quality, it’s better to seek help earlier.

    Your GP will refer you to the infertility clinic and both you and your partner should attend the appointment. The clinics are run by Dr Edgar Mocanu and Dr Rishi Roopnarinesingh, who are both consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists. The doctor will then organise for a number of tests and investigations to be carried out.

    Semen analysis testing

    For information on the services provided by Rotunda IVF – The National Fertility Centre, please follow this link to the Rotunda IVF website:

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