If you have been trying to fall pregnant for a year, and you haven’t yet conceived, you may have some concerns about infertility. You’re not alone – one in six couples will experience difficulties conceiving as a result of problems with ovulation, fallopian tubes, endometriosis, male or combined factors.
Infertility treatments can make a real difference, and with advances in reproductive medicine our pregnancy success rates are higher than ever before.
Don’t delay seeking fertility advice
Importantly, we now know a woman’s natural fertility declines with age. So if you are aged under 35, please seek medical advice after 12 months of trying, and if you’re over the age of 35 you should look into infertility treatment after 6 months of trying for a pregnancy. Whatever your age if you think there is a significant chance you will have problems becoming pregnant because of issues in the medical history of you or your partner, seek advice immediately.
“Professionally, I encourage all couples over the age of 30 who are experiencing difficulties to be proactive and see a fertility specialist sooner rather than later! With the social trend of women delaying starting families, we are seeing a greater need for reproductive assistance and infertility treatments.” Dr David Molloy
Did you know? A fertile couple having regular intercourse (every 2 to 3 days) has just a 1 in 6 chance of becoming pregnant every month. After 6 months around 40% of couples will not be pregnant.
As Clinical Director of Queensland Fertility Group, Dr David Molloy also manages Queensland’s largest network of fertility clinics. For more information on how he can help you with infertility problems and treatment please call 07 3831 2077 or 1800 111 483.