Infertility is usually defined as the inability to conceive or become pregnant after a year of trying. This parameter shifts to 6 months if the woman is older than 35 years.
Natural conception depends upon many factors including:
During your first visit, the doctor will require a thorough medical history followed by an examination which may include tests, to assess your fertility potential.
Some of the common tests that may be performed include:
The Ultrasound scan also enables the doctor to examine the womb and ovaries carefully to check for abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids and ovarian cysts. These tests are normally arranged / carried out during your initial consultation.