Test Your Fertility IQ
Often, women take their fertility for granted until they start trying to have a baby and nothing happens. In many cases, couples don’t understand the truth about fertility and what can affect conception. Dr. Eva Littman and the team at Red Rock Fertility Center can provide the expertise and care you need to determine the causes of infertility and then find the appropriate treatment so that you can achieve your goal of parenthood.
Separating Fact from Fiction: The Facts about Infertility
Having a basic understanding of fertility and when to seek help can stop you from feeling frustrated or losing precious fertile time.
Myth: I can put off having kids until I am ready, no matter my age.
Fact: Your fertility decreases as you get older. A woman’s fertility peaks in her twenties and then begins to steadily decline. After age 35, the odds for getting pregnant without assistance are dramatically reduced.
Myth: Infertility is a female problem.
Fact: Up to 40 percent of the time male factor infertility is the issue. A complete fertility evaluation will allow Dr. Littman to determine whether you are experiencing female infertility, male factor infertility, or a combination of the two.
Myth: If we just relax, we will get pregnant.
Fact: Infertility is a medical issue that needs treatment. Romantic weekends, meditation, and the power of positive thinking won’t correct physical problems that are keeping you from having a healthy pregnancy.
Myth: We should just keep trying and hope we get pregnant.
Fact: After 12 months of attempting to conceive without success, you should consult a fertility specialist. Women over age 35 should consider seeing a reproductive endocrinologist after six months of trying without conceiving.
Myth: My OBGYN can help us get pregnant.
Fact: Fertility specialists, or reproductive endocrinologists, receive specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. If you had a heart problem, you would seek the care of a cardiologist because of his or her expertise. Reproductive endocrinologists specialize in identifying fertility problems and finding the right solutions for their patients.
Having the right knowledge about your fertility can help you make informed decisions about when to seek treatment so that you can begin or expand your family. In our Las Vegas Fertility Center, patients will receive the compassionate, thorough care they need to address infertility.