- If you are under 35, after 1 year of unprotected intercourse see a fertility specialist
- If you are 35-39, after 6 months of unprotected intercourse see a fertility specialist
- If you are 40 or older, after 3 months of unprotected intercourse see a fertility specialist
- If you have a reason to suspect an underlying problem, such as irregular periods or a family history of fertility problems or early menopause, endometriosis, PCOS you should seek care sooner.
Causes of Infertility
About 40 percent of the time, infertility is due to female factors another 40 percent of cases are due to Male Factors the remaining 20 percent is a result of a combination of factors from both partners or is “unexplained”—meaning no cause can be found.
Several systems of the body must be in sync in order for for the process to happen in conception and pregnancy. A healthy balanced diet, relaxation techniques, moderate exercise and healty set of beliefts can all play a part in regulating the HPO axis. The events of the hormonal cycle are controlled by and interplay of 5 hormones secreted by 3 organs known as the HPO axis. Acupuncuture can help to regulate the HPO Axis.