Your Timeline for Trying: When You May Need Help Getting Pregnant

Knowing when to get help can be tricky -- here's your ultimate cheat sheet!

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[MUSIC] Hi, my name is Dr Alexandra Sowa, I'm a doctor of internal medicine and I'm also a mom. People often wonder how soon they need to visit the doctor if they're having trouble getting pregnant. And the answer actually depends on your age. If you're under the age of 35 and you've been trying for more than a year to get pregnant without success, It's time to visit the doctor. If you're over the age of 35, give yourself six months to try to get pregnant. And if it hasn't happened then, then it's also time to see the doctor. Next, if you have irregular periods, you're going to want to visit the doctor sooner rather than later. An irregular period can indicate that there's something bigger going on either a hormonal balance or bigger medical issue. Now this isn't always the case but if you have irregular periods, it can also be hard to track your ovulation which might make it harder for you to get pregnant. So you may want to discuss this with your doctor Your ob-gyn will be able to rule out any medical issues and refer you to a fertility specialist if necessary. [MUSIC]

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