Infertility is defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. Because age can have a significant impact on fertility, women who are 35 years or older should see a reproductive specialist after six months of trying to conceive without success. Other reasons for seeking a fertility evaluation may include:
- Irregular menstrual cycles (less than every 25 days or more than 35 days), which may suggest that a woman is not ovulating
- Previous pelvic surgery or infection(s), which may suggest fallopian tube disease
- Painful periods, which may suggest endometriosis
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- If you or your partner have a known reason that may complicate the ability to conceive
We at the Arizona Reproductive Institute understand that not being able to conceive on your own in a timely fashion can be stressful. You may experience feelings of anxiety, frustration, guilt and insecurity. These feelings are perfectly normal and our expert staff understands what you are going through. However, we feel that after your initial visit and evaluation, your mind will be eased upon learning that simple infertility treatments are available and, if a more complex treatment is needed, you have come to the right place.