Ectopic pregnancy happens in about 1 in 100 pregnancies and one third of women will not have a risk factor for developing this type of pregnancy. Common risk factors are those that cause damage to the fallopian tubes such as a history of infection, endometriosis or previous ectopic pregnancy.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) involves 2 of the 3 criteria: high androgen levels (acne or excessive hair growth), irregular periods and polycystic ovaries on ultrasound. Women with PCOS may have difficulty getting pregnant because they are not ovulating.
Miscarriage affects 20% of pregnancies. Women deal with it differently. If you have had a miscarriage it is most commonly caused by a chromosomal problem.
Dr Vicky O'Dwyer, co founder of The Stork Box and a Special Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynecology tells us her top 10 tips for getting pregnant.