When to Seek Help for Infertility

Infertility is more common than you might think.

The World Health Organization estimates that 1 out of every 6 reproductive-aged individuals will experience infertility at some point in their lifetime. Infertility can take on many different forms and can be attributed to a variety of male and female reproductive factors, including lifestyle and medical conditions.

How do you know when it’s time to seek help for infertility?

Knowing when to seek help for infertility can depend on various factors, including age, how long you’ve been trying to conceive, any known fertility issues, and personal preferences. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, it may be time to consider seeking help from a fertility specialist.

How can a fertility specialist support you along your path to parenthood?

Whether you are trying to grow your family now or in the future, consulting with a fertility specialist can help you feel confident about your next steps forward. A fertility specialist can help you answer important questions about your path to parenthood, such as:

  • What are the causes of my infertility?
  • What fertility tests are available, and how do they work?
  • What are the different fertility treatment options available?
  • What are the success rates of IUI, IVF, and other treatment options?
  • What are the risks and success rates of fertility treatment?
  • What costs are involved in fertility testing and treatments? 
  • Are there insurance or financial assistance programs for fertility treatment?