Infertility Misconceptions

babiesGiving birth to a healthy baby is a common dream. Unfortunately, not all women can achieve pregnancy naturally. There are many misconceptions and questions about infertility.

Questions About Infertility Misconceptions

Many couples and individuals are concerned about the following:

  • When should I see a fertility doctor?
  • When should I be concerned that I am infertile?
  • After 6 months, 1 year or 2 years?
  • Can prolonged use of birth control pills cause infertility?
  • Should I have my corrective reproductive surgery (uterine fibroids or adenomyosis) before my pregnancy?
  • How long will it take for me to conceive?

According to the World Health Organization, the definition of infertility is “the inability of a sexually active, non-contracepting couple to achieve pregnancy in one year.” Based on statistics, 85% of the women will conceive within a year, 90% within 2 years. If you have been trying to conceive for over a year after having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse, you should visit a fertility doctor as soon as possible.

Many people become stressed because they are having issues getting pregnant. Your ability to conceive also depends on age. If a woman is over 35, she should consult a fertility doctor after 6 months of trying to get pregnant.

Infertility Misconceptions

Some women worry that after stopping the use of contraception for 3 months, they still cannot get pregnant. It may take some time for your body to readjust to not being on birth control pills. In fact, even in her most fertile monthly window, the average woman in her reproductive prime years still only has a 25 percent chance of conceiving every month.

Abnormal results from diagnostic testing may include menstrual disorders, history of gynecological diseases, history of appendicitis, or issues with marital sex.


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