HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M INFERTILE?
This question is one of the most commonly asked by women who have yet to have a baby. If you are looking for just a rigid definition, by one commonly accepted set of criteria, if you have been wanting to have a baby (not practicing contraception) for over a year, but still are not pregnant, then you can be considered infertile. However, a more useful way of thinking is, rather than focus solely on labels and getting caught up in rigid definitions, to instead step back and look at the big picture and ask ourselves some more practical questions.
Question 1. Is it reasonably possible that I will be able to get pregnant and give birth to a live healthy baby?
Question 2. If so, what is/are the next step(s) that I need to take in order to make it more likely to happen?
Just as for any goal in life, it is sometimes best to think it terms of actions and decisions. Keep this in mind if you find yourself in the situation of wondering if you're infertile. The correct questions to ask are whether or not you are reasonably able to have a baby, and if so, what should you do next?
Anyway, in order to specifically answer these questions, it is necessary to know more information about you and your partner. The three items of specific information that would be especially important would be the likely condition of your eggs (as based on age and other factors), the condition of your uterus and Fallopian tubes and the status of your partner's sperm.
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