Fertility Basics

Every couple’s experience is different—there are a lot of things that can contribute to or cause infertility. That’s why it may be time to see a fertility specialist (or reproductive endocrinologist), a doctor who specializes in helping people conceive and can help you find out why you may be struggling.

Fertility declines naturally as women age.

A healthy 30-year-old woman has abouta 25%—30% chance of getting pregnant naturally each month.A healthy 40-year-old woman has a 10% or lower chance of getting pregnant naturallyeach month.

Certain health conditions can affect fertility:

Infrequent or irregular periodsHistory of recurrent miscarriage (2 or more)Ovulation disorders or hormoneimbalances like polycystic ovarysyndrome (PCOS)EndometriosisUterine growths (like fibroids or polyps)Blocked fallopian tubes oruterine disordersDiminished ovarian reserve and/orpoor egg quality

While not always a cause of fertility issues, lifestyle can sometimes play a role.

Weight (being significantlyunder- or overweight)Male partner’s drug useSmokingExcessive physical oremotional stress

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