Some Women Start Fertility Treatment Too Early

Some Women Start Fertility Treatment Too Early

The Waiting Game

As women, one thing we are not particularly good at is waiting. Especially when we have to wait for something that we really want. Many women who are anxious to start a family end up starting fertility treatments or fertility pills to get pregnant too early when they probably could have gotten pregnant without them.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Read on for tips on how long to wait before seeing a fertility specialist so that you don’t start fertility treatments too early.

Slow Down

For the most part, if you are just starting out with trying to conceive, patience is key. If you have been trying for three or four months, it is not time to panic just yet. Keep trying, and keep track of how long you have been trying as well. You might think that you should already be pregnant, but it can take longer than you think it should.

Pay Attention

Paying attention to when you are ovulating is the single-most best piece of fertility advice out there. If you know when you are ovulating, you then know when your most fertile days are, and you can plan to have sex on those days. If you are just randomly having sex throughout the month and not really knowing when you are fertile, it is going to be hard for you to get pregnant.

You can use over the counter ovulation prediction kits to track your ovulation, or you can chart your basal body temperature, or look for changes in your cervical mucus. There are several different ways that you can figure out when you are ovulating so you will have the best chance of getting pregnant.

Take Notes

If you are trying to get pregnant, and have a feeling that it is taking too long, or think you might need to see a fertility specialist at some point in the future, it can be a good idea to keep notes in a journal or diary to have them for future use. These notes can include things like the dates of your periods, dates that you ovulate, dates that you have sex, and any health issues of family history tidbits that you think might come in handy in the future.

Make Natural Changes

If getting pregnant is taking longer than you think it should, you can try to give your fertility a boost by making some natural changes. Diet, weight, exercise, stress, and other lifestyle factors can play a big part in your fertility, so keep that in mind. You can also try using natural herbal supplements to boost your fertility without the use of chemicals or prescription drugs. Any positive changes that you can make can go a long way towards helping your fertility.

When To See A Doctor

If you have done all of the above tips, and you are still not having any luck getting pregnant, you are probably wondering when you should see a doctor. If you are over 35, and you have been actively trying to get pregnant for six months or more, that is when it is suggested that you see a doctor.

If you are under 35, one year is the waiting period before doctors recommend that you seek fertility treatments. While the wait might seem long, some women just take longer than others to get pregnant, and you should hang in there and wait it out until you have reached the one year mark. (Six months if you are over 35).

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.