Infertility is a common occurrence for couples. Millions of women each year have trouble getting pregnant or experience multiple miscarriages.
There may be multiple factors affecting your ovulation, fertilization and implantation – the phases necessary to become pregnant.
Some risk factors for infertility include:
In many cases, infertility cannot be prevented. Yet the following tips may help reduce your risk:
If you are diagnosed with infertility, your doctor might recommend treatment options depending on your specific circumstances. Common treatments may include:
Start by telling your doctor when you decide to begin a family. If you've been trying to get pregnant for an entire year without success, ask your doctor about a fertility evaluation and ask your husband or partner to do the same.
Consider seeing your doctor sooner if: