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When to see a doctor about Infertility

You’ve been trying to get pregnant with no success so far. Should you see a doctor yet or is it too soon?

It’s probably time to seek medical advice if any of the following apply:

  • you’ve been actively trying to conceive for a year but have not yet become pregnant.
  • you are a woman over the age of 35 and have been actively trying to become pregnant for six months.
  • you have had multiple miscarriages.

There are several things you can do before that first appointment to help both you and your doctor. Charting your cycles for a few months will demonstrate that you are menstruating regularly. Also mark the chart with the dates you have sex to show that you are having sex at the time of ovulation. A store-bought ovulation kit can also help you to determine if you are, in fact, ovulating regularly.

You can start by visiting your regular doctor or gynecologist, who will then refer you to a specialist if necessary. Alternatively, you can go straight to an infertility specialist (also known as a reproductive endocrinologist).

When you see the doctor, be prepared for lots of personal questions, about both of your medical histories, and the medical histories of your family members. It can also help if you and your partner come with your own list of questions. Don’t be afraid to ask.

Remember, an estimated 85% of infertility cases are treatable so it makes sense to seek medical help and learn as much as you can about the condition.

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