INFERTILITY

Infertility is generally defined as not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of actively trying.
Most young healthy women shouldn’t worry about infertility unless they’ve been trying to get pregnant for at least a year. At this point, women should talk to their doctors about a fertility workup.

Some health issues, and age also increase the risk of fertility problems. So women with the following issues should speak to their doctors as soon as possible:

  • irregular periods or no menstrual periods
  • painful periods
  • endometriosis
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • more than one miscarriage

No matter how old you are, it’s always a good idea to talk to a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant. Doctors can help you prepare your body for a healthy baby. They can also answer questions on fertility and give tips on conceiving.