Top Reasons to Seek Fertility Treatment Early
The decision to start a family is an exciting time, but for some couples, that excitement is overshadowed by disappointment when conceiving isn’t as easy as they thought. The truth is achieving or maintaining a pregnancy is a common problem in the United States. In fact, infertility affects 1 in 8 couples trying to get pregnant, regardless of gender, age, or background. Knowing when to seek help is based on how long you’ve been trying to conceive — or having unprotected intercourse — and the woman’s age. The good news is that early fertility testing and treatment offer the best chances of success.
Below, the experts of IVF FLORIDA go over four reasons you should seek fertility early.
Age plays a critical role for both women and men. For couples, infertility is being unable to conceive after a year of trying – unless the woman is 35 or older. In that case, couples should seek treatment after six months of trying without success. When the woman is 40 or over, speaking with a specialist should happen as soon as you decide it is the right time to start a family. That is because of the quantity and quality of eggs women have, which decrease with age.
But age is not the only factor for women. Male fertility starts to decline around 40 years old when sperm quality decreases, which reduces the chance of pregnancy and increases the time to pregnancy, and resulting pregnancies are more likely to result in miscarriage.
For many women who wait longer to start families, invasive procedures, like IVF, may be tried earlier to increase the chances of conception.
Younger women are more likely to have a better reserve of quality eggs, meaning they are more likely to be successful with less invasive methods like fertility medications or intrauterine insemination (IUI). Not only are these treatments less invasive–they are less expensive than more involved procedures.
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The fertility workup patients receive when they start treatment can provide a wealth of general health information. For many men and women, infertility can be due to an underlying health issue they weren’t aware they had. These issues (such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or thyroid diseases) can cause several health problems, ranging from hypertension to depression. Learning that you have an underlying problem is the first step to taking charge of your fertility health.
For women looking to delay parenthood, time is still of the essence! Women can now preserve their future fertility through egg freezing, enabling them to build a family when the time is right. However, women considering this option should move forward as soon as possible to increase their chances of success. As egg quality and quantity decline as women age, women who choose to freeze their eggs earlier have a higher likelihood of freezing enough high-quality eggs to give them the best chance of conceiving later in life.
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