It takes an average of six months for a woman to become pregnant. If you are unable to get pregnant, find out at what point it is time to see a specialist.
One of the most significant factors of deciding when it is time to go to a fertility clinic, is age. According to the American Pregnancy Association, it can take between 4 to 6 months to become pregnant after age 35. At this point, if the woman is not able to become pregnant, the recommendation is to go to a fertility clinic. It is also suggested, however, to see a specialist if the woman has had more than one miscarriage.
In addition to seeing a gynecologist, it is important to get a second opinion from physicians such as endocrinologists, genetic counselors, embryologists and physicians with experience in molecular biology. These physicians can help address complex cases from a more comprehensive approach. “The recommendation is to go to a clinic that specializes in reproductive medicine and has a team that is experienced in research and genetics that can take a personalized approach to your case instead of offering you standard treatment,” explains the American Pregnancy Association.
Also, if the patient is experiencing gynecological issues such as endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, fibroids, or any other potential causes of infertility, it is important to mention this to your doctor in order to receive the right treatment.
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Tip: At age 40, the recommendation is to see a specialist given that the chances of getting pregnant are lower, and other types of special care are needed.