Starting a family is something a lot of couples dream of doing one day. However, fertility issues are more common than you may think, making getting pregnant stressful and sometimes seemingly impossible. When you and your partner are looking to start trying, you should consider your odds of conception to know when you should see a fertility doctor.
Many factors can influence the chances of you and your partner getting pregnant including:
- General Health
- Reproductive Health
- Sexual Activity
On average, it takes about 4-6 months for young couples to become pregnant after trying without contraception. Furthermore, most couples become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive. If you are under 35 and you have been unsuccessful after a year of trying without contraception, you may want to consider talking to a physician about your fertility. Furthermore, it is known that fertility decreases with age. Thus, if you are over 35, you should consider seeing a physician within 6 months of trying to ensure there are no fertility issues.
Apart from age, if you have a known history of general or reproductive health issues, you may want to consider talking to a doctor as soon as possible. Certain conditions can put individuals at higher risk of infertility, so consulting your physician is the best course ofaction.
To ensure you are making every effort to conceive, you and your partner should be regularly engaging in sex without contraception. While this may seem obvious, regular sex is more often than some couples think. To ensure optimal odds at conception, couples should try every 2-3 days.
Ultimately, if you are young, healthy, and regularly have sex but remain unsuccessful at getting pregnant, you may suffer from infertility. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Pinto today and discuss your options!
Dr. Anil Pinto is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Pinto has a special interest in the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), recurrent pregnancy loss, and advanced reproductive technologies, such as IVF.