Dr. Adamson shares how long a couple should try to conceive before seeing a doctor.
Dr. David Adamson:
Generally speaking, it’s thought that a couple should attempt pregnancy for about 12 months or one year before seeing a physician. However, if a woman is over age 35 she should see a physician after about six months of trying because her chances of getting pregnant are going down faster than in a younger woman. And by age 40 a couple should see a doctor if they had not conceived after three months.
And of course if either the man or the woman knows that they have a history of, let’s say, a sexually transmitted infection or endometriosis or fibroids or if the fellow has an undescended testicle or some other medical problem that they know is present they should see a doctor right away who can help them make the appropriate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan with them to help with their fertility.
About Dr. David Adamson M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. David Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. Dr. Adamson is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.