Infertility is defined as one year of unprotected intercourse without pregnancy. However, women over thirty-five or those with male partners over fifty may wish to seek an earlier infertility evaluation. Nine out of ten couples with a female partner under the age of 35 who are actively trying to get pregnant succeed within one year. The chance of a pregnancy is about 25% per month. For couples that fail to achieve pregnancy after one year (and for women over the age of 35 after 6 months) fertility testing is recommended to identify any obstacles that could prevent pregnancy.
Watch Dr.John Jain of Santa Monica Fertility discuss fertility, how to deal with getting older and preparing for having babies later in life, egg freezing and multiples (whether you are a twin or triplet, etc., or if you had them or think you may have them!)