Thinking about starting a family, but not sure if you should consult a fertility specialist? It's difficult to pinpoint an exact age or circumstance when someone should make the call, but there are many good reasons to talk to a fertility specialist.
You're Paving the Way to Pregnancy
Many women don't talk with their doctor about fertility or family planning until their mid-to- late 30's. By bringing it up sooner rather than later, you can familiarize yourself with the options to optimize your fertility and increase your chances for pregnancy. A fertility specialist can help you identify your fertility window and give you tools to monitor your cycle.
Before you're trying to get pregnant, a fertility doctor at Center for Reproductive Health may be able to perform preconception diagnostic testing that could potentially prevent genetic diseases. Couples with a known, existing issue should consult a fertility specialist right away. Some causes for concern include either partner having a chronic medical condition or having had a previous STD.
You're Trying and Waiting
Women under the age of 35 that have not become pregnant after 12 months should consult with a fertility doctor. Women 35 or over should only wait 6 months. Irregular periods or monitoring your ovulation without a positive result or suffering from irregular periods can also be signs that it's time to consider seeing a specialist.
You're Planning for the Future
Maybe you're not ready for parenthood for a variety of good reasons. Talking to a specialist at Center for Reproductive Health can take some pressure off of making baby decisions right now. Age is a leading cause of infertility among couples, so your doctor can discuss options like embryo freezing as a back-up for getting pregnant in the future, on your terms.
If you're interested in a free consultation with our experienced nurses, contact Center for Reproductive Health today at (509) 462-7070. We will work with you to explore all the available options and plan your path to parenthood.
At the Center for Reproductive Health, we understand the importance of becoming a family, because we are one. As a leader in reproductive technologies, we're dedicated to compassionate and individualized treatment to help you find your path to parenthood. Our innovative techniques and advanced medical care provide comprehensive chromosomal profiles, resulting in reduced miscarriage rates and higher implantation rates for healthy embryos. We can make building your family an exciting reality, with support every step of the way.