Struggling with Infertility? When to See a Fertility Specialist
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If you are trying to get pregnant without success, you may be wondering if it is time to see a fertility specialist. While each patient is unique, infertility is broadly defined as difficulty getting pregnant after trying for 6-12 months. Most patients who struggle for that long will have a diagnosable condition that is making it difficult to become pregnant without treatment. We encourage patients who have been struggling with infertility and are unsure about when to see a fertility specialist to take charge and schedule a consultation at Houston Fertility Institute.
When to Consult a Fertility Specialist After Miscarriages
Miscarriages are common, with most occurring before a woman realizes she has conceived. In many cases, a woman who knows she is pregnant will have a miscarriage before carrying the next pregnancy to term. However, some women have multiple miscarriages due to an abnormality.
If you have suffered two or more miscarriages, consider seeing a fertility specialist who can help diagnose the cause and provide treatment options.
Other Reasons Why It May Be Time to See a Specialist
The fertility specialists at Houston Fertility Institute also care for patients who desire fertility preservation. Also known as freezing their eggs or sperm, most patients who desire fertility preservation do so because they choose to delay pregnancy for lifestyle reasons or may need to undergo treatments for cancer or another serious medical condition.
Other situations in which patients may seek help to conceive may include single women desiring to have a child on their own and same-sex couples wanting to build a family. All of these situations present unique medical and personal decisions, which our doctors would be happy to discuss and assist in.