At What Point Should You Pursue Fertility Help?

How Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates Can Help You With Your Fertility

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At What Point Should You Pursue Fertility Help?

Trying to conceive isn’t always easy. If you’re having difficulty falling pregnant, seeking help from a fertility clinic can be a good idea. But how do you know if fertility treatments are right for you? The following guide from leading fertility experts, Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, answers some common questions about when you should pursue fertility help.


Recommended Timeline for Falling Pregnant

What is the recommended timeframe for trying to get pregnant before seeking help? The ASRM suggests seeking professional help getting pregnant after one year of actively trying to conceive. While this number can be dependent on different factors, it might be time to seek fertility help if you and your partner have struggled to become pregnant over the last 12 months.



Your age can play a significant role in your chances of falling pregnant. Women under the age of 30 produce the highest amount of healthy eggs. They also carry the lowest risks during pregnancy, with a 25% chance of conceiving after three months of trying. As you get older, this success rate gradually declines. If you decide to pursue pregnancy later in life, seeking fertility help can guide you through the process of successfully conceiving.


Medical History

If you’re struggling to get pregnant, pursuing fertility help can help shed light on possible underlying medical conditions that may be affecting your fertility. Common health issues that can impact your fertility include PCOS, PID, and endometriosis. For men, having low testosterone, low sperm count, or issues with sexual performance can also play a part in trying to conceive. If you have any underlying medical conditions, Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates can help guide you on your fertility journey.

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Symptoms of Infertility

Experiencing symptoms of infertility can be an indication that it’s time to pursue help. Common symptoms of infertility include irregular periods, hormonal fluctuations, pain during sex, and heavy or painful menstrual cycles. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to pursue fertility help. Talk to one of our obstetricians for an evaluation to find a treatment plan that works for you.

If you’re having difficulties conceiving, contact Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates with your fertility questions. Our women’s health providers in West Chester and Fairfield can help answer your questions and determine a treatment plan to guide you throughout your fertility journey. Call the practice to find out more.

Contact Us With Fertility Questions