A well-known investment firm uses a green line to illustrate a clear path to achieving your goals. When you decide to have a baby, you want the same easy course. Infertility, however, could sidetrack your plans. In fact, 1 in 8 couples will have trouble getting pregnant.

Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates works with couples every day that are stunned to learn that getting pregnant may require medical intervention. The good news is that 80 percent of couples that partner with a fertility specialist will resolve their infertility and conceive a baby.

The reproductive endocrinologists at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates urge men and women to heed the warning signs of a disease that often lies dormant until the time they decide to start a family.

If you have tried for 12 months to get pregnant with no luck, it’s time to partner with a fertility doctor. Women over 35 should seek help after six months.

Warning signs of female infertility

  • Advanced age (over 35)
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful periods
  • Multiple miscarriages
  • A diagnosis of endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease

Warning signs of male infertility

  • Advanced age (over 40)
  • Variocole
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • History of testicular or prostate cancer

National Infertility Awareness Week occurs in April, take this time to evaluate your own reproductive goals and help educate others about the pain and disappointment of infertility.

If you suspect a problem, the sooner you get help, the better.

Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates believes that knowledge and medical intervention empowers men and women who wish to get pregnant. Contact a fertility specialist to discuss your concerns and plan for a successful outcome.

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