Diagnosis & Management
If you are trying to get pregnant and it’s not happening as quickly as you had hoped, you may want to talk to your doctor about infertility. This section will walk you through some basic information about conditions that cause infertility.
If you have been diagnosed with infertility and are about to go through the “fertility workup”, we’ve got the answers to your questions.
Do you need to see a specialist?
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, you should seek the care of a specialist if you are unable to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected intercourse and the woman is under the age of 35, six months if the woman is more than 35 years of age. You should also seek the care of a specialist if you have had more than one miscarriage.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association urges you and your partner to take charge of your fertility. Asking questions, educating yourself or your partner, and being your own advocate are the fastest ways to building your family.
If you answer “YES” to any of these statements below talk to your healthcare professional now regardless of how long you’ve been trying to conceive.
I have painful periods.
I have irregular periods.
I can not pinpoint when I ovulate.
My partner/I have a history of STDs.
I have an unhealthy Body Mass Index (BMI). (underweight or overweight)
I have had more than one miscarriage.
Need help finding a specialist? You can find a physician or other family building service provider here. If you have already been diagnosed with infertility, you can learn more about your diagnosis here.