Infertility: When You’re Having Trouble Getting Pregnant
When you decide the time is right for you to start your family, it can be frustrating and emotionally challenging when you don’t become pregnant quickly. Infertility affects many couples, and luckily most are able to achieve a pregnancy quickly with only minor interventions.
If you’re not getting pregnant, try to be patient. But there comes a time when seeing your doctor for an infertility evaluation is a smart next step. Consider talking to your doctor if:
What Causes Infertility?
For women, the most common cause of infertility is not ovulating or ovulating irregularly. But there are many other factors that could contribute to you not getting pregnant, including:
For men, the most common cause of infertility relates to problems in the testes that affect how sperm are made or how they function. Other factors that can contribute to infertility include:
Talking to Your Doctor About Infertility
To try and determine the reason you’re not getting pregnant, start by seeing your regular OBGYN as a couple. Providers at CWC are comfortable and experienced in treating many infertility concerns and they are also aware, that more specialized treatment may be necessary. He or she will not hesitate to refer patients to an infertility specialist when appropriate.
You and your partner may want to see your doctor together for your first visit to talk about your problems getting pregnant. He or she will likely ask you about these to start:
He or she will also ask both of you questions about your health, lifestyle, and sexual history, such as: