When ovulation occurs each month, an egg is released from one of the ovaries. It travels through the fallopian tubes and towards the uterus. The sperm need to swim from the cervix up into the uterus and into the fallopian tube where the egg has been released.
Fertilisation usually takes place in the fallopian tube when the egg and the sperm meet.
If one or both of the tubes are blocked, the sperm cannot reach the egg.
This means that fertilisation cannot happen and a pregnancy cannot be achieved. If only one of your tubes is blocked, then your specialist may suggest medication that encourages more frequent ovulation on the side of the unblocked tube.
Although blocked fallopian tubes can make it difficult to achieve a pregnancy, they are relatively easy to diagnose for a specialist.
Our caring, compassionate and discreet team at Footsteps To Fertility Centre is highly equipped with the skills and expertise to help you conceive your little bundle of joy.