Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that impairs the conception of children. It affects approximately 6.1 million individuals throughout the United States. Infertility is usually diagnosed when a couple has been trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully for at least 1 year, and after 6 months if the woman is 35 years or older.
You have difficulties getting pregnant (this applies to about 80% of all couples, and usually there is a combination of these problems) because:
- He does not have enough sperm
- You have problems with ovulation and your eggs
- Your fallopian tubes are not open
Infertility is usually diagnosed when a couples has been trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully for at least 1 year, and after 6 months if the woman is 35 years or older.
Getting pregnant is not always easy. The process of fertilization depends on many factors:
- Healthy sperm by the man
- Enough sperm by the man
- Healthy eggs produced by the woman
- Healthy and unblocked fallopian tubes that allow the sperm to reach the egg
- The sperm’s ability to fertilize the egg when they join
- The ability of the fertilized egg (embryo) to become implanted in the woman’s uterus
- The ability of the lining of the uterus to allow implantation
- Sufficient embryo quality
- A healthy embryo
- A healthy hormonal environment of the woman.