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Infertility - The inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected sex. (PubMed Health)
According to the Mayo Clinic as many as 10-15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. However, when it is you sitting on the toilet, holding that negative pregnancy test, crying you feel very alone. It took John and I almost three years to get pregnant with Stella. Most OBGYNs won't begin testing couples who are having difficulty becoming pregnant until they have been having unprotected sex for at least a year. When you and your significant other have made the decision to start a family even the 40 weeks of pregnancy seem like an eternity - so frustration, anger, and sadness usually set in way before the requisite one year of "trying." By the time you have made it to the doctors office you have probably watched several of your close friends get pregnant and give birth, you have probably spent hundreds of dollars on pregnancy tests, spent several hours bickering with your significant other, and you have probably also shed thousands of tears.
Infertility may be due to a single cause in either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective therapies for overcoming infertility. These treatments significantly improve your chances of becoming pregnant.(MayoClinic.com)
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