Infertility in Washington, DC

What does infertility mean? If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for six months to a year, or if you’re over age 35, and have been unsuccessful. Frequent miscarriages may also be a sign of infertility.

What causes Infertility?

The most common reason women experience infertility is because of issues with ovulation, or the release of an egg, and often due to polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS.

PCOS causes hormonal imbalances, which affects the regular release of your eggs.

Other reasons women may experience infertility include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Blocked Fallopian tubes
  • Issues with the uterus

How can I Increase my options of getting pregnant?

Tracking your ovulation may be one of the first steps you can take to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Start by counting the days of your menstrual cycle, which begins on the first day of your period and ends on the first day of your second period. Most women have a 28-day cycle.

Once you know your cycle days, subtract 14 from that total number to determine the day you ovulate. Plan to have intercourse every other day a few days before and after you ovulate. For example, if you have a 28-day cycle and ovulate on day 14, plan to have intercourse on days 10, 12, 16, and 18 of your menstrual cycle. 

Ovulation kits help track your ovulation and are a useful tool if you’re having a difficult time determining your ovulation period.