As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying, or six months if a woman is 35 years of age or younger. Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile. Additionally, women who do not have regular menstrual cycles are also considered infertile. For younger, healthy couples having regular intercourse, around 85% will become pregnant after one year of trying and nearly 93% will be pregnant after two years of trying to conceive.
While these definitions are useful as a guideline for who should have fertility testing, other factors such as the overall health of the couple, the age of the female partner, and the couples’ medical history should be taken into account.
What to Expect
Your first appointment with a CRE doctor is an initial patient consult. During this consultation the physician will review your fertility and medical history and discuss the possible causes of your infertility. We encourage patients to write down any questions they may have and discuss them with their doctor during this initial visit.
After the initial consultation, patients will be given a fertility evaluation. This most often consists of testing the patient’s ovarian reserve and evaluating the ovarian function and the uterus and fallopian tubes. The male of the couple is also evaluated for any possible fertility problems.
Course of Action
The results of these tests are then used to determine the best course of action for pregnancy. At CRE, we customize each patient’s treatment plan and take into account the patient’s medical history, emotional state, and family-building goals.
With nearly two decades of experience building families, Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology is a leading fertility clinic in the Denver area. If you are unable to get pregnant, call us at (303) 321-7115 or request an appointment to schedule an evaluation.