You’ve been thinking of starting a family for some time now. But now you’ve noticed that it just isn’t happening as quickly as you thought it would. So you’re wondering… When should I think about seeing someone?
There are many factors that would suggest a trip to a fertility specialist would be a good idea. You should consider your partner’s age, whether you are generally healthy, the method of birth control you’ve been using up until the point you decided to try to become pregnant, and you and your partners family medical history, etc.
Early Testing Could Be the Key
Made popular by celebrities such as Jennifer Anison, Kim Kardashian and Janet Jackson. Many women are now opting to visit a fertility specialist even if they are relatively young and healthy. Reasons for early testing are varied, but possibilities may include pre-existing conditions in one of the partners, a family history of health issues, or simply because a woman may want to pursue a career before starting a family.
Over or Under Thirty – Rules to Remember
If you are over the age of thirty and have been trying to conceive for more than six months, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) suggests that you make an appointment to see a fertility specialist right away. The earlier would be the better in fact.
Which Medical Conditions Could Block Pregnancy
Certain conditions such as endometriosis, ectopic pregnancies, blocked fallopian tubes, miscarriages, uterine fibroids or polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pain during intercourse, or irregular menstrual cycles may affect your chances at successful conception on your own. If you have a history of any of these conditions and plan to start a family, you should see a fertility specialist as early as possible. The bottom line is, if you are even wondering whether you should see a fertility expert or not, you should book a consultation.
Allen Morgan, MD, FACOG
Morgan Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
475 Highway 70 West, Suite 201, Lakewood
Additional office locations in Freehold and Galloway