is defined as the failure to become pregnant after one year of
unprotected intercourse. There are two types of infertility;
Primary infertility, which is infertility without any previous
pregnancy; and secondary infertility, when there has been a
What are the causes of
A basic infertility evaluation is carried out to find out the
cause of infertility.
Common causes of
common causes are:
see your doctor?
In todays world of professional couples with a busy and hectic
life style, planning of first pregnancy is usually late. Though
there is no specific time frame as to when to consult your doctor
but you can see your doctor if the pregnancy does not take place
even after one year of unprotected intercourse.
You might want to wait a little longer if you are in your twenties
but if both of the partners are in mid or late thirties then the
advice will be to seek professional help as with advancing age
there are increased chances of anomalies in the baby and more
complications in the mother during pregnancy and labour.