How Can a Woman Tell If She’s Infertile?

The National Infertility Association reports that one in eight women has difficulty with conception or staying pregnant once conception occurs. Of couples who struggle with infertility, a third of them are attributed to the woman and a third to the man. The last third is attributed to fertility problems with both partners or is unexplained. Nearly 12% of women will receive fertility services within their lifetime.  With infertility a common issue, how can women know if they’re infertile? Getting Pregnant May Take Longer Than You Think First, it’s important to understand that even if getting pregnant is taking longer than you think, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re infertile. According…

Is PCOS a Lifelong Disease?

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that occurs in women of reproductive age. In addition to causing a number of other symptoms, it can affect fertility and the ability to carry a pregnancy to term. While the disorder cannot be cured, it can be managed by experts like those at New York Reproductive Wellness. About PCOS Polycystic ovarian syndrome – the name comes from a tendency to form cysts in the ovaries – is a life-long disorder that has a genetic basis. It may occur in as many as one of 10 women, according to the Center for Young Women’s Health. While all women produce small amounts…

Can You Have Twins with IVF?

The American Pregnancy Association suggests that women under the age of 35 who have been trying to conceive for over a year, or women over the age of 35 who have been trying to conceive for more than six months see a fertility doctor to determine what may be causing a couple to not successfully become pregnant. After thorough testing to determine where the cause of infertility may lie and what treatments may be useful to increase the chances of getting pregnant, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be recommended. Can you have twins with IVF and if so, how common is it? What Is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)? In vitro…

How Long Does It Take the Average Couple to Get Pregnant?

It’s not uncommon for couples who start trying for conception to underestimate how long it will take to get pregnant. While some couples do get pregnant quickly, it takes other couples much longer. This is because for ovulation and conception to occur, the conditions have to be just right. Here’s what you need to know about how long it usually takes to get pregnant, how long is too long, and when you should start having the infertility discussion. Conception Timeframes Clearblue has done significant research on how long it takes for the average couple to get pregnant. Their studies indicate that about one-third of healthy couples will conceive during the…