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When Is It Time To See A Doctor About Your Fertility?

When Is It Time To See A Doctor About Your Fertility?

fertility consultation, infertility examThe decision to start a family is a huge one. Then once you choose to stop birth control, it really gets exciting. You wonder, will it happen this month or next month? It’s all so much fun UNTIL… Aunt Flo keeps arriving. Month, after month, after month. If you’re like me you’re thinking, what the #!? I thought this was supposed to be easy. I spent much of my college years making sure I wouldn’t get pregnant. So now that I actually want to, why can’t I get knocked up?

Well, if you are under 35 and have no health issues, it’s completely normal for it to take up to a year of trying before you get pregnant. If that’s not you – is this?

  • You are older than 35 and have been unable to become pregnant after about 6 months of unprotected sex
  • You’ve had three or more miscarriages in a row
  • You’ve had previous medical and/or gynecological issues (like irregular periods, endometriosis, fibroids) and have been trying for at least six months.

If you checked one of the boxes above, then it’s probably time to make an appointment with your primary physician or your OB/GYN so they can do some tests. Fertility experts also recommend a pre-conception evaluation and consultation with your doctor before you even start trying.

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