Secondary Infertility 101: Everything You Need to Know

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Jennifer L.W. Fink on Jun 27, 2011 at 4:18PM

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When Should I See a Doctor?

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a Jennifer L.W. Fink on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:19PM

The old advice was to wait a year. But increasingly, the experts recommend seeking help after six months -- especially if you’re over 35, as your odds of having a healthy baby decrease each month. “Eighty-five percent of couples who have unprotected intercourse will conceive within a year of trying,” says Jani Jensen, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic. “But research shows that most pregnancies really occur within the first six months of patients trying to conceive.” So get help sooner rather than later!

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