A number of months have passed since your marriage, and you have been trying from the beginning to get pregnant but still haven’t succeeded. Is there a problem with your fertility? Or has your time for pregnancy not yet come? When should you go to the doctor?
When Do You Worry?
If you are concerned about your delay in getting pregnant in the first months of your marriage, you’re wasting your time. Allow a year to pass. Go to the doctor if:
- You are having regular marital relations, 2 to 3 times a week.
- You are under 38 years old.
The First Consultation
- If they ask you about your health records, don’t hide anything. Have you suffered from vaginal infections? Have you had gynaecological surgery? An appendectomy? Discuss it. Some illnesses weaken ovulation.
- Answer questions about your intimate life and your period. Is it regular or not? Heavy or not?
The Second Consultation
- Your doctor will run an ultrasound of your uterus.
- They will ask you to undergo a blood test.
- They will invite you to weigh yourself. Morbid obesity and extreme thinness may lead to a disruption in your cycle.
The Third Consultation
- Your doctor may ask to conduct tests that are unexpected but necessary.
- For example, you will undergo the examination of the density of hair, breasts and the thyroid gland.
- Finally, it will be time for a local vaginal exam. That will help determine the state of your uterus and cervix.
To know the reason for the delay in getting pregnant, you may need to do some additional tests. Be patient.
- You may undergo a hysteroscopy to detect the presence of any cyst, deformation, inflammation or tumour.
- Because it’s worth it, you will agree to thorough testing: analysis of the chromosome composition of your cells, and your hormones…
The specialist will then be able to identify the problem and the treatment.
- Do you believe that pregnancy is the result of daily intimate relations? Wrong. The date of relations should coincide with the most fertile days of your cycle; this will boost your chances of pregnancy. Don’t forget that days 11 through 17 are the best.
- You may believe that your period begins when its marks appear. Wrong. The first day of the cycle is the day its natural flow begins.
You believe that fertility treatments cause twins. This is also incorrect.