Most people assume that they will decide to start a family, get pregnant and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, some couples hit a snag when they put this plan into motion. The team at Midwest Reproductive Center can offer important information about possible infertility.
Look for the following red flags, which may signify a need to consult with a fertility specialist like Dr. Dan Gehlbach:
Because a woman’s fertility peaks in her 20s, women in their late 30s and early 40s may have difficulty getting pregnant without assistance. You should make an appointment with a fertility specialist if you are over 35 years old and have been trying for 6 months.
Irregular or absent periods
During a menstrual cycle, your body releases an egg and prepares for fertilization. If your periods aren’t consistent or don’t happen at all, no egg is released and you can’t get pregnant.
Painful periods or discomfort during intercourse
Certain conditions such as uterine fibroids or endometriosis can not only cause considerable pain, but they may also impact fertility.
Male factor infertility
In about one-half of cases, male factor infertility creates problems for couples trying to conceive. A semen analysis can easily check for any issues.
We want to help our patients succeed in becoming parents. Contact our fertility clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gehlbach and begin the journey to achieving your dreams.
For more information visit www.midwestreproductive.com