When is the Right Time to Seek Help with Getting Pregnant?

People of all ages can be affected by infertility, and the age to seek help varies from person to person, but in the infertility world age 35 is when you enter “advanced reproductive age.”

Although 35 is not considered advanced in age under most medical circumstances, this is when a woman’s ovarian reserve begins to diminish. Women are born with a certain number of eggs, and they are not regenerated once they are released.  For this reason, women’s health physicians recommend that people under 35 seek fertility assistance if they’ve been trying to get pregnant for a year or longer, and those over 35 who have been trying for six months. There are other factors besides age that need be taken into account when deciding whether to seek fertility help, such as weight, family medical history, and overall health. All of these factors can impact your ability to have a child.

No matter what age you are, if you have struggled for over a year to get pregnant you should seek assistance. There are simple tests that can give you better insight into your reproductive health and help you take the necessary steps in order to achieve your dream of family! 

About our Sponsor

Robin Poe-Zeigler, MD, FACOG

Dr. Robin’s journey in medicine came about due to the death of her beloved mother in 1982 as a result of breast cancer. She had an overwhelming desire to work with women battling cancer. Between her 1st and 2nd years of medical school, she was awarded a cancer research project in surgical oncology.

After completing her OB/GYN residency in 1993, Dr. Robin was awarded a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the world renowned Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1995 after completing her fellowship she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and joined The Midwest Center for Reproductive Health where she established a Donor Egg Program. Then due to climate incompatibilities, she returned to Virginia in 1996 and in 1997 “on a wing and a prayer “, she opened The New Hope center for Reproductive Medicine.