Ovulation is a complex process, and so there are a number of points within it that can present obstacles when trying to conceive:
Initially, the brain (hypothalamus) sends a signal to another part of the brain (pituitary gland) to start the process of ovulation. Both the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland must be operating normally, and therefore, be communicating clearly to kickstart the first step in ovulation.
Diagnosing an ovulation problem is straightforward. It requires some blood tests and, in some cases, an ultrasound scan. Many women respond to medication that boosts the ovulation process, meaning IVF is not always required.