Something about seeking the help of a fertility specialist is difficult for many individuals and couples who struggle with infertility. Somehow, if you just keep trying, infertility is less of a reality. But when you walk through the doors of a fertility clinic, denial becomes impossible.

We understand that ignoring fertility problems can offer temporary relief from the immense pain these challenges cause. But fertility problems rarely resolve on their own. A specialist can help you determine the right path for moving forward. Better still, if you're perfectly healthy and just need to keep trying, the most reliable source from which to hear this is a fertility specialist!


Should I Keep Trying?

Seeking help from a fertility doctor does not mean you're giving up. It means you're escalating your efforts. Fertility is a complicated thing. If a single hormone is slightly off balance, your eggs or sperm contain multiple mutations, or your body is saddled with infection or autoimmune problems, pregnancy is a distant possibility -- and may be completely impossible. Tying without help, then, is an exercise in futility.

Worse still, if something is seriously wrong that renders pregnancy impossible, every month spent unsuccessfully trying is a month of lost time. Particularly if you're over the age of 35, this can mean rapidly diminishing fertility as you continue fruitlessly trying. Even if you're younger, some fertility problems tend to get worse over time. The longer you wait, the harder those issues may be to correct.

At the Center of Reproductive Medicine in Houston, Texas, we encourage our patients to keep trying -- but to do so intelligently, with our assistance. And if we think you have a good chance of pregnancy without our help, we will be eager to tell you to keep trying!


Should I Try Other
Strategies First?

Learning a bit about how your reproductive system works can absolutely maximize your chances of a successful pregnancy. Fertility monitors, basal body temperature charting, and other fertility awareness methods can and do make a difference, particularly if the reason you're not getting pregnant is because of poor timing. However, most couples get pregnant within a year or less, so if you've hit the 12-month benchmark without success, it's time to seek some help.

You might have heard stories about the friend who got pregnant via acupuncture, the cousin who started drinking red raspberry leaf tea and stopped having miscarriages, or the neighbor who began meditating and got pregnant within a month. Alternative strategies can and do work; there's no denying this. However, no alternative approach will cure a medical issue. Wasting time on complementary medicine means you're wasting precious months of fertility.

At the Center of Reproductive Medicine, we encourage you to try all options. Complementary methods work best when paired with the expertise of trained fertility experts. Seeking a consultation with an expert doesn't foreclose using other options; it just means those options are more likely to succeed.

Should I Keep Seeing My
OB/GYN or Family Physician?

Seeking help from a fertility doctor does not mean you're giving up. It means you're escalating your efforts. Fertility is a complicated thing. If a single hormone is slightly off balance, your eggs or sperm contain multiple mutations, or your body is saddled with infection or autoimmune problems, pregnancy is a distant possibility -- and may be completely impossible. Tying without help, then, is an exercise in futility.

Worse still, if something is seriously wrong that renders pregnancy impossible, every month spent unsuccessfully trying is a month of lost time. Particularly if you're over the age of 35, this can mean rapidly diminishing fertility as you continue fruitlessly trying. Even if you're younger, some fertility problems tend to get worse over time. The longer you wait, the harder those issues may be to correct.

At the Center of Reproductive Medicine in Houston, Texas, we encourage our patients to keep trying -- but to do so intelligently, with our assistance. And if we think you have a good chance of pregnancy without our help, we will be eager to tell you to keep trying!

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No two people are the same, and no two infertility cases are alike. Your fertility status is personal and unique to you. Schedule your assessment with one of our fertility specialists.
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