Many people wonder, either to themselves or with their partner “when is the right time to have a baby?” Once that decision is made, the actual conception of a baby may not be as easy as one may think. If attempts to conceive are not successful, people may think to themselves that maybe it isn’t the right time to get pregnant; maybe it isn’t meant to be at the moment, or ask themselves, “why isn’t this working?” In the perfect world, conception begins in the bedroom with intercourse, but it isn’t always that easy. Some couples try for a few months or even years, before mentioning anything to their gynecologist in regards to the difficulties they are facing. This is not only because they have wanted to try on their own, but maybe because they are scared to mention anything.
The good news is that 85% of couples will conceive within one year of trying. Another 10% will conceive spontaneously in the second year. One in 7 couples, however, will have problems with conceiving. During a regular, natural female cycle, couples have roughly a 30% change of achieving a pregnancy. According to Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, couples who attempt for a pregnancy in a 3 month period have a 57% chance of achieving a pregnancy and couples who try for 1 year have an 85% chance. If you are a female that is 35 years or older, then you should try for 6 months and if unsuccessful, you should pursue treatment. If you are a female younger than 35, the recommended time to try on your own before seeking treatment is 1 year. If there is an obvious problem e.g. history of a tubal ligation or known severe male factor, you should seek help without further delay.
All of us here at InVia understand the difficulties you may face. Women may think to themselves that getting pregnant is something that should happen automatically in life; however, you must ask yourself do we live in the perfect world? There are thousands of reasons why people wait before mentioning something to their doctor. There are a lot of Ob/Gyn doctors that have an interest in fertility treatment and may perform some fertility testing and potentially even suggest the treatment for an intrauterine insemination cycle (IUI) with minimal monitoring at their facility. If the gynecologist believes further testing is necessary to pursue a pregnancy or if those IUI cycles are unsuccessful, they typically recommend seeking a Reproductive Endocrinologist/fertility doctor. Our doctors here at InVia are Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology, as well as, Obstetrics and Gynecology. This means that they have completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and have passed a difficult examination to prove their competence. One of our wonderful doctors will discuss treatment plans made specifically for you and your partner, to aid in the result of a pregnancy.
It may not be an easy decision to make, but here at InVia we would love to have YOU as our patient to help your family grow. We are always here for YOU!