What You Should Know about Infertility

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Every year in April, we witness National Infertility Awareness Week, a time to pay special homage to those who have had to define their expectations for a family, as well as address the stigmas that surround infertility. We offer a review of the nature of infertility to support those who struggle with natural conception and help couples receive the professional assistance they need.

One in eight couples experience complications with conception, and roughly 7.4 million women seek treatment for fertility issues. The characterization of infertility is the lack of clinical pregnancy following 12 months of routine unprotected sexual intercourse. Although, certain conditions that impair reproduction may require an individual to seek fertility interventions after less than a year of attempting conception. For example, a woman who is over the age of 35 and trying to get pregnant should seek a diagnosis after six months.

It’s not easy to admit to oneself or to a reproductive specialist that infertility may be an issue, but doing so can help you learn more about alternative options to have the family you want. To help you determine if fertility treatment may be in your future, ask yourself the following questions:

– Do I have painful periods?

– Is my ovulation irregular?

– Have I miscarried in the past?

– Do I or my partner have a history of STDs?

Keep in mind that infertility is not just for older women; it can affect patients of any age, sex, race or sexual orientation. To ensure each individual and couple has a fair opportunity to raise children, our reproductive endocrinologists provide custom options for fertility treatment. Combining years of experience with top-of-the-line technology, we offer high-quality medical diagnosing and treatment planning that is tailored to your limited scheduling.

If you have discovered that you may not be able to conceive a child through natural means, please feel free to contact Idaho Fertility Center at 208-529-2019 today to speak with us about the many fertility treatments in Idaho Falls, Idaho.