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How To Know When To See A Fertility Specialist

How To Know When To See A Fertility Specialist

When you are younger, you are constantly told that if you have sex, you will become pregnant! However, as we get older and try to actually become pregnant, we realize that it’s not exactly that simple. Women can only become pregnant a few days out of the month- during their very short ovulation window. It is said that 1 in 8 women struggle with infertility. Fertility rates in both men and women have dramatically been dropping over the past 5 decades. If you are trying to become pregnant and it has taken you many months without success, here are some things that might help you to know if you should seek a fertility specialist. 

Age

The first thing you should consider is your age. If you are over 30, it is very common for it to take over 6 months to become pregnant. Most doctors suggest that if you are over 30, you should wait about a year to come in to check and see if something is wrong. If you are under 30 however, and it is taking you over 6 months to become pregnant, you may want to come in to get some tests done to see if there is anything that can be addressed. 

Painful Periods

If you have painful periods, many uneducated doctors will tell you that it is normal, and just regular period cramps. Yes, light period cramping is normal, but if you have very painful periods that put you in bed all day or are unmanageable without painkillers, that is something that should be taken seriously. Many women’s period pain is brushed off by doctors far too often and will go undiagnosed for years because of this. Painful periods are common among women who have endometriosis. The average length it takes to diagnose this is about 8 years! If you have painful periods, it is strongly recommended that you should get checked by a fertility specialist and not just a regular doctor. 

Irregular Periods

If your periods vary in length from cycle to cycle, contrary to what many doctors may say, that is not normal. Periods should be very regular in healthy women. If your period is irregular, that is a sign that you may have PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Other indications that you may be experiencing PCOS symptoms are difficulty to lose weight, and facial hair. PCOS is easier to diagnose because of these physical traits. 

How The Idaho Fertility Clinic Can Help

Many times people are scared to seek fertility help because they know that with that help will come giant unpayable bills. If you are looking to do IVF treatments, that may be true, however if you are looking for a more holistic approach to help solve the root cause of your infertility, your bills will be a fraction of the cost. The Healing Sanctuary is an Idaho fertility clinic that has fertility specialists that will take a look at each person’s situation, run labs and tests to find the root cause, and will treat the real issue instead of using expensive procedures and heavy medications. Many women and men have found great success in resolving their fertility issues without having to go through invitro- fertilization. 

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