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.