It can take up to a year for the average, healthy woman under 35 to conceive. After the age of 35, a pregnancy is certainly possible, but it may take even longer. At-home methods of conception, such as using a calendar to track the woman’s monthly cycle or using an ovulation detection kit, are a great place to start, but are not always effective. If you and your partner have been trying to have a baby and have not had any luck, it may be time to seek out infertility treatments in Fort Worth to make sure nothing is amiss.
One of the most important aspects to keep in mind while you’re trying to conceive is that most healthy people are not completely infertile. Women may have gynecological issues and still be able to conceive with help. Men may have a low sperm count that can be overcome with IUI or IVF. Unless there is an anatomical issue, there are usually treatments you can use to raise your odds of conception.
The Testing Phase
Before you can begin treatments for infertility, we will need to run tests to help narrow down the cause. Both partners will need to be tested. For men, a sperm sample may be all that is needed. For women, blood tests, a pelvic exam and an ultrasound are standard procedure. Blood work will reveal any hormonal issues that might be preventing conception, while a pelvic exam and an ultrasound can help rule out any physical abnormalities. Something as small as a benign polyp on the uterine wall can stymie your efforts to get pregnant, so it’s best to be thorough. From there, we can come up with a specialized infertility treatment for you.
Infertility treatments can help you to get the family you’ve always wanted. If you have been trying for a year or more and are under 35 or you have been trying for six months or more and are over 35, schedule a consultation with us at the Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine. We look forward to helping you achieve the family of your dreams. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Fort Worth!