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?

0 %
after trying for 6 to 12 months​

It is important to know that these numbers will begin to decrease beginning in a woman’s early 30s. This will continue to decline even further after the age of 35.

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.

Female Factors

Ovulation Disorder
Uterine Factor
Cervical Factor
Fallopian Tube Blockage

Male Factors

Low Sperm Count/Motility
Abnormal Sperm Appearance
Erectile Dysfunction
Horomonal Imbalance
Ejaculation Disorders