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Reasons to Seek Fertility Treatment Early | IVF FL

August 21, 2023

Starting a family is an exciting journey, but it can also come with its fair share of challenges, particularly when it comes to conception. Many couples face difficulties in achieving or sustaining a pregnancy, with 1 in 8 experiencing infertility regardless of their background. Knowing when to seek assistance is crucial, with factors such as time and age playing a significant role.

In this blog post, we explore the top reasons why early fertility testing and treatment can significantly increase the odds of success.

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.

Cost is another important consideration. 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.

Health Awareness is also crucial. 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.

Fertility Preservation is another option for women looking to delay parenthood. Time is still of the essence! IVF FLORIDA is committed to proactive fertility management and provides Fertility Awareness Check-Ups for women aged 21-44. This evaluation is designed to help you make informed decisions and maximize your chances of conception. With IVF FLORIDA's Fertility Awareness Check-Up, you can benefit from a blood test and transvaginal ultrasound that assesses your reproductive health. Our tests consider all the factors that contribute to fertility, such as hormonal balance, ovarian reserve, and uterine health.

Women can also 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.

If you and your partner would like to learn more about your treatment options, contact the fertility specialists at IVF FLORIDA at 954-247-6200 or request an appointment today.

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