Fertility: 8 Myths and Truths
When to See a Fertility Specialist
It's worth repeating: Don't panic if you don't get pregnant in the first two months. It takes the average woman about four to six months to conceive. Experts say that if you're under 35 and don't have any preexisting medical conditions, try to get pregnant for one year before consulting a specialist. If you're over 35, seek help after six months. Ask your ob-gyn for a referral or go to the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (socrei.org) for recommendations on specialists in your area.Fertility Factsheet
Number of women ages 15 to 44 who experience infertility:
7.3 million(or about 12 percent of the reproductive-age population)
Number of women who've ever used infertility services:
Average cost of an IVF cycle in the United States:
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November 2006.
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