It might be disheartening and demoralizing to be ready to start a family but not getting pregnant. Pregnancy may not occur immediately, even if you’ve taken all the necessary precautions, such as charting your reproductive window, scheduling regular affairs, and taking prenatal vitamins.
Reproductive endocrinologist Chantel Cross, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins fertility program at the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery program at Green Spring Station, discusses what may be preventing you from becoming pregnant as well as when you should think about seeking assistance.
The inability to become pregnant is known as infertility. This occurs after a year of unprotected sex for women with male partners who are under 35, and after six months for
The failure to conceive after 12 months of donor inseminations for women under 35, or after 6 months of inseminations for women 35 and above, is the definition of infertility for women in same-sex couples. 12% to 15% of couples experience infertility issues.