Infertility - Frequently Asked Questions
What is infertility?
Most experts define infertility as not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying to conceive.
Pregnancy is a the result of a complex chain of events. In order to get pregnant:
- A woman must release an egg from one of her overies (ovulation).
- The egg must go through a fallopian tube toward the uterus (womb).
- A man's sperm must join with (fertilization) the egg along the way.
- The fertilized egg must attach to the inside of the uterus (implantation).
- Infertility can result from problems that interfere with any of these steps.
After evaluation by a physician if it is determined you may require testing to help determine possible causes of infertility those tests will be discussed in more detail with you at that time.