When to See a Fertility Specialist
How long does it take to get pregnant?
If a couple is having regular unprotected sex, then it will generally take around 5 to 6 months to conceive. Regular unprotected sex is considered as having sexual intercourse every 2 to 3 days, especially during ovulation times.
Typically, 8 out of 10 couples with women aged 40 and under will get pregnant on their first year of trying. 9 out 10 women are pregnant within 2 years. If you are 35 or younger and have been trying for a year or are over the age of 35 and have been trying for more than 6 months, meeting with our specialists can assess your fertility conditions.
What is the likelihood of
conceiving on your own?
When should you see a fertility specialist?
Infertility is a common condition that affects 12-13% of couples in the United States. If you’re ready for a baby but are currently struggling with conceiving, you may want to see a fertility specialist. On top of trying to be pregnant for over a year, other reasons you may need to seek for professional advice may include the following:
- Irregular or absent menstrual cycles, or heavy bleeding
- Male partner struggles to achieve/maintain an erection
- Known medical conditions that may affect fertility
- Two or more miscarriages (see more on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss)
- History of sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs/STIs)
- Family history of premature menopause
- Known diagnosis of Endometriosis
- Known diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Multiple factors can affect a couple's ability to conceive.
Fallopian Tube Blockage
Low Sperm Count/Motility
Abnormal Sperm Appearance