Fulfil Your Dreams of Having a Baby
Fertility challenges can cause stress and heartache when trying to have a baby, which is why Dr Ljiljana Miljkovic-Petkovic is passionate about helping you overcome some women’s health issues that may be affecting your chances of falling pregnant.
There are many factors that can affect your chances of falling pregnant, these include:
- The time in your cycle that you are trying
- Your health, age and weight
- Your partner’s sperm count, shape, speed and motility
- Gynaecological issues
Dr Ljiljana will be able to check both your and your partner’s fertility with some very simple tests, and guide you how to increase your chances of success.
Many things can influence the success rate of natural conception including diet, getting your timings right, lifestyle and hormonal balance in either partner.
When you come to Dr Ljiljana to discuss becoming pregnant she will call on her years of experience to advise you on home remedies, nutritional and lifestyle choices, and timing methods to maximise your chances of conceiving naturally.
You may discuss foods that could enhance your chances of success, ways to manage fertility inhibiting hormones and encourage helpful ones and an Ovulation Tracking Cycle to help get your timings just right.
There are many causes of recurrent miscarriages such as:
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Uterine abnormalities and incompetent cervix
- Clotting disorders
- Immunologic disorders
- Thyroid problems
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Bacterial infections
- Lifestyle (smoking, drinking, drug abuse)
Dr Ljiljana will discuss testing both you and your partner to determine what may be causing your miscarriages and find a possible treatment to reduce further chances of miscarriage.
Before considering other treatment like IVF, and depending on your situation, we may recommend an assisted fertility treatment to stimulate the ovaries into releasing eggs.
Dr Ljiljana prescribes Clomid (Clomiphene citrate), which is the most widely used of all fertility treatments, and the numbers are a good indication why.
About 70% of women will ovulate in response to clomiphene citrate. Of those who ovulate, about 40% will become pregnant.
Clomid when used in conjunction with an Ovulation Tracking Cycle can help you predict when you will have the highest chance of conception during a cycle.
Endometriosis & Fibroids
Two exceptionally common conditions that affect female fertility are Endometriosis and Fibroids.
It is important to have these conditions diagnosed and treated when planning a family and before considering fertility treatment.
Endometriosis greatly affects your success rates of natural conception and can reduce your chances of IVF success. It affects up to one in three women and is caused when tissue from the lining of the uterus attaches itself to the ovaries or fallopian tubes.
Dr Ljiljana can talk you through the treatment options and positively, studies have shown that in cases where endometriosis has been confirmed and removed, the chances of falling pregnant naturally has increased by almost 50%.
Endometrial fibroids are commonly occurring benign lumps of muscle and tissue that grow on the wall of the uterus. Fibroids can reduce embryo implantation and increase the risk of miscarriage so removal prior to attempted conception is recommended. You can discuss your treatment options and how they may improve your chances of falling pregnant naturally with Dr Ljiljana.