Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive a baby after one year of unprotected intercourse, or 6 months of trying if the woman is over the age of 35. However, if you and your partner have been struggling to get pregnant after 9 months of trying, it may be worth reaching out to your OB/GYN physician.
Causes of infertility include:
- Ovulation disfunction
- Fallopian tube damage
- Sperm issues
Unfortunately, in 30% of couples that struggle with infertility the cause remains unexplained.
Treatment options for infertility depend on the cause. A woman may just need to take a little bit of medication to help her to ovulate or she may need to take a medication to help with her hormone levels to correct the ovulation disfunction.
If you and your partner are struggling with infertility please reach out to your provider and make an appointment.