When to Seek Fertility Advice & Treatment
Fertility affects so many families for different reasons. Because each person and each couple is different and so is the ideal reasonable time frame for starting family and achieving pregnancy without any treatment will differ too.
Here are some basic suggestions while you trying to conceive.
Women should record their menstrual cycles. Over the course of several months, try to time intercourse during the most fertile days of her cycle. Couples should not always assume that infertility is the result of a medical problem. Sometimes lifestyle choices may impact your fertility, such as caffeine use, stress, exercise and diet. However, it is very important to note that if you are woman over 35 and were not able conceive after 6 months or if you are woman under 35 and not able conceive after a year, we recommend that couple should to seek for fertility advice and retreatment.
We recommend that both the female and male partners should be evaluated by their Gynecologist & Urologist for general evaluation and seek a fertility advice and treatment if they fall in any of the below categories.
When to seek medical advice for infertility
- Most couples should try on their own for 12 months before seeking fertility advice.
- Women over the age of 35 may consult fertility expert after six months.
- Women who have irregular cycles or for whom there is a known or suspected risk factor for infertility should seek medical advice once they decide to start a family.
Who should consider IVF?
- If you have blocked fallopian tubes
- If you have unexplained infertility
- If you have male factor infertility
- If you have certain ovulation disorders
- If you have certain endometriosis conditions
- If you have a family history that puts them at risk for transmitting a particular genetic disorder to their offspring. Such couples are candidates for using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to screen embryos prior to transfer.
- Prior to or following treatments that may otherwise result in temporary or permanent sterility
Who should consider IUI?
- If you have a low sperm count (range between 5 -15 million)
- If you are a women under 35
- If you are at the beginnings of your fertility treatment
- If you have abnormal cervical mucus (which may prevent sperm from entering the uterus or may promote the destruction of sperm)
- If you have abnormalities with ejaculation such as retrograde ejaculation, impotence, spinal cord injury