Adding to the very informative post above, a fertility specialist can offer some procedures that assist conception. (I am not a fertility specialist but have referred many women to them, and the following information is what I have learned from my clinical practice of managing these referrals).
After investigating the possible causes of difficulty conceiving, a plan is made with you as to how to proceed. Most common first options are ovulation induction, when you are given a medication to increase the number of eggs released each cycle, and IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) when your partner's sperm is introduced into your uterus with a small catheter. These treat ovulation problems and sperm problems respectively. IVF, or In Vitro Fertilisation, when sperm is injected into an egg and the embryo is “grown” for a few days and then inserted into the uterus, is another step.
However, it doesn't sound like you are quite at that stage yet (for IVF). Is your “hormone imbalance” due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? If so there are management options for you that will improve your hormone balance and increase your chance of conception. The Jean Hailes Foundation have a very good website on this, http://www.managingpcos.org.au/ and a fertility specialist can also help with PCOS management to maximise chances of natural conception. Most usually PCOS requires exercise and dietary changes, in particular low GI diets. It would be useful to see a dietitician about this.
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