"It's been about 6 months since I started trying to conceive, but I haven't seen any signs of pregnancy yet..." "I don't think I'm infertility because I have regular period but..." "When should I go to the infertility clinic?" Sometimes we get some questions like above. In general, "infertility" is defined as not being able to get pregnant after 1 year of unprotected sex or 6 months for over 35 years old. However, the period of one year is just a guide, and it may be necessary to take early treatments depending on the age and the condition of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and sperms.
It used to be common to get pregnant and give birth after getting married. Therefore, our parents generation who have that idea may ask us "Is the child still?" and we feel stressed. Someone says that infertility is one of a modern illness, but in recent years it is a fact that the career-oriented women has increased, they are getting married later, and the number of pregnancy over 35 is increasing. When they slow down their jobs and start to make their family plans, they are facing the problem of infertility.
Then, how can fertility proceed smoothly? One of the solution is "Fertility Assessment". Unlike the infertility test, it lets you know your ability to fertility to get pregnant at an early stage and can prevent, detect and have treatments for the cause of infertility like your teeth and body check ups.
There are some differences in the assessment program depending on the clinic, at GFG we check the hormone level by blood test, screen the uterus by ultrasound and you can consult with a doctor based on your results. We visualize your ability of getting pregnant through them and provide the result to you. So you can use it as a major index for your future family plan and determine your fertility treatment plan depending on the results.
When the hormone level is abnormal, the uterus and ovaries cannot perform their original functions, it causes poor or no ovulation, and the fertilized egg (embryo) cannot implant in the endometrium, which makes it difficult to get pregnant. For example, if the AMH (anti-Müllerian hormone) which reflects the number of eggs remaining in the ovary is low, you probably will be recommended to take IVF which is expected to fertilize with a higher probability than timing method or IUI. For another example, if you get a good result of fertility assessment but not get any signs of pregnancy, we suspect the poor quality of the egg and suggest to improve of your daily life and PRP treatment to improve your egg quality.
Visiting the fertility clinic is a big challenge for everyone. However, early prevention, detection and treatment while having good quality eggs can increase the probability of getting pregnant. Also, infertility is often caused not only by women but also by men or both. When the word "infertility" comes into your mind, It will be the best timing for you to take the fertility assessment with your spouse or partner .
“It’s been about 6 months since I started trying to conceive, but I haven’t seen any signs of pregnancy yet…” “I don’t think I’m infertility because I have regular period but…” “When should I go to the infertility clinic?” Sometimes we get some questions like above. In general, “infertility” is defined as not being able to get pregnant after 1 year of unprotected sex or 6 months for over 35 years old. However, the period of one year is just a guide, and it may be necessary to take early treatments depending on the age and the condition of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and sperms.