Understanding Infertility – When Should I Seek Treatment?
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, infertility is a reproductive system disease that impairs the conception of children. Conception is a complicated process that depends on a wide range of factors, including the production of viable sperm and eggs, the sperm’s ability to fertilize the egg, and the ability of the embryo to become implanted in a woman’s uterus.
While there are many complex factors involved in conceiving, there are just as many complex factors involved for the pregnancy to continue to term. In order to deliver a healthy baby, important issues include the health of the embryo, the health of the mother and father of the child, the health of the woman carrying the pregnancy, the pregnancy hormone levels and environmental factors. When one factor is out of balance or impaired, infertility or miscarriages may result.
When Should I Seek Fertility Treatment at a Denver Fertility Clinic
Couples are often surprised at how many months of trying are usually needed in order to successfully conceive. For most normal and healthy couples, it is not uncommon for several months to pass before pregnancy is achieved. The good news is most couples under the age of 35 will conceive within 6 months of trying. The waiting may be stressful and at times emotional, but only 20% of couples will conceive the first month they try.
There are several factors that may indicate the need to seek treatment with an infertility doctor in Colorado, especially if a prolonged period of time has passed without conception. If you have tried to conceive for a year and have been unsuccessful, you should consulting with an infertility doctor or your gynecologist. If you have experienced any of the below you should probably speak to a doctor after 3-6 months of trying to conceive:
- Age – women over 35
- Medical history – history of 2 or more miscarriages
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- You or your partner have a known reproductive condition (dilated tubes, low sperm count, fibroids, endometriosis, uterine anomaly etc)
- You are over or underweight
Age can play an important role in the ability to conceive. If you have tried to conceive naturally for six months to one year with no success, it may be necessary to consult with a fertility clinic Colorado trusts, such as Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
After the age of 35, a woman’s natural fertility decreases substantially due to the decreased quantity and quality of the eggs. Hormonal changes and various other factors also play a role and women in their mid to late thirties may find it more difficult to conceive than those in their twenties. Due to the decline in fertility for women over 35 its best to see a fertility specialist sooner, before it’s too late!
Fertility specialists in Denver are available to assist with the challenges you face with having a baby. A compassionate and highly individualized approach to patient care, found at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center, leads to successful treatment of infertility for most couples who seek treatment. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your ability to conceive, seek fertility advice from the Award Winning Denver and Rapid City fertility clinic, Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
Dr. Deborah Smith has been assisting couples and individuals to achieve pregnancy for over twenty years. She is compassionate, experienced, and has won the Patients Choice Award numerous times for her individualized care. Call (303) 999-3877 today.