Infertility is defined as trying to conceive for 1 year without pregnancy in women under the age of 35. In women over the age of 35, infertility is defined as 6 months of trying to conceive without a successful pregnancy. Fertility interventions may be initiated in less than 1 year based on medical, sexual and reproductive history, age, physical findings and diagnostic testing.
There are many causes for infertility. In women, the problem is often related to an issue with not releasing eggs or a condition affecting the uterus or Fallopian tubes. For men, infertility is commonly due to an abnormal sperm count. Often, there can be more than one factor contributing to infertility.
The struggle to conceive a child is very personal and can be emotionally stressful, but couples should understand that infertility is a medical condition and not something about which to feel feelings of guilt or failure.
At Princeton Medical Group OBGYN, we are committed to helping both heterosexual and same-sex couples work toward their goals of having healthy, happy families.
Our caring medical staff understands that infertility is a difficult health issue and has its own unique emotional challenges. With that in mind, we feel privileged to offer health care, encouragement, and support for our patients as we accompany them through the process of trying to conceive.
If you are concerned that you may have infertility, please contact Princeton Medical Group OBGYN to schedule a consultation to diagnose the cause of your infertility and your treatment plan. Princeton Medical Group OBGYN physicians may refer you to a Reproductive Endocrine/ Infertility specialist in the area once your workup is complete.