Recently, the state of Oregon implemented a new initiative aimed at encouraging an open dialogue between doctor and patient about reproductive plans. “One Key Question” focuses on having doctors ask, “Would you like to become pregnant within the next year,” during each medical visit whether it’s an OB/GYN or a Primary Care Physician.
As we move into 2015 and celebrities become more public about their baby desires, we are seeing younger celebrities talking about IVF even if they may not need it. IVF is not a publicity stunt for the majority of the 6 million couples who suffer from infertility and it’s important to get a clear message out to women who may feel like giving up – the majority of women/couples who pursue alternative family building techniques like IVF, do have a child.
Given that the majority of all infertility diagnosis’ can be treated with today’s medical technologies and advancements, it is surprising that many couples still suffer in silence when they fail to get pregnant after months and even years of trying. My research shows there are various reasons why couples choose not to seek help for their infertility and it is my goal to address these reasons and why they are easily overcome.
Infertility can feel like an isolating diagnosis, but it’s important to recognize that you aren’t alone. In fact, according to RESOLVE, there are over 93,000 women in the state of Kentucky who have had difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term.
If you’ve been having trouble trying to conceive, you may benefit from seeing a fertility doctor. Current guidelines recommend you transition your care to a fertility specialist if you’re younger than 35 and have been unable to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse.
If you’ve been unable to conceive, it may be time to transfer your care to a fertility doctor. Current guidelines recommend you make an appointment with a fertility doctor if you’ve been unable to conceive after one year of trying—if you’re under the age of 35—or after six months, if you’re over 35.
If you have been having difficulty trying to conceive, a fertility clinic should be your next step. Current guidelines recommend you see a fertility doctor if you have been unable to conceive for one year if you’re under age 35, or for six months if you are over 35.
Being diagnosed with infertility can feel like an isolating experience. But it may help to realize that you are not alone.
In fact, RESOLVE estimates that there are over 27,000 women in the state of New Hampshire who have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a child to term.
If you are having difficulty getting pregnant, you may want to consider transitioning your care to a fertility doctor. Fertility doctors have been specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders to the reproductive tract, including infertility.
Current guidelines recommend you make an appointment with a fertility doctor if you’ve been unsuccessful trying to conceive for one year if you’re under age 35 or if you haven’t conceived after six months of trying if you’re over 35.