INFERTILITY - Frequently Asked Questions
What is infertility?
Most experts define infertility as not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying to conceive.
Pregnancy is the result of a complex chain of events. In order to get pregnant:
A woman must release an egg from one of her ovaries (ovulation).
The egg must go through a fallopian tube toward the uterus (womb).
A man's sperm must join with (fertilize) the egg along the way.
The fertilized egg must attach to the inside of the uterus (implantation).
Infertility can result from problems that interfere with any of these steps.
After evaluation by a physician if it is determined you may require testing to help determine possible causes of infertility those tests will be discussed in more detail with you at that time.