Many couples are waiting longer and longer before they start trying to build a family. There are many good reasons for this: finishing education, moving up the career ladder or bulking up their savings account to support a family.
Unfortunately, too long of a delay can mean trouble for pregnancy plans down the line. In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, our fertility specialists and the rest of the Tulsa Fertility Center team encourage you to start the planning now!
The best time for fertility planning is now, during Infertility Awareness Week
Fertility planning doesn’t mean that you’ll need to start trying to get pregnant today…or even tomorrow. It means that you gather all of the necessary information now to make informed decisions about what makes the most sense for family building in your situation in the short, medium and long term.
The Tulsa Fertility Center team believes that a good place to start your planning is with consideration of all of the factors that could affect your fertility health. These include:
Age – Both women and men have increased risk for infertility as they age. Older women have an increased chance of high-risk pregnancies. There is also research to suggest that babies born to older parents can have higher risk for certain medical conditions.
Medical history – If one or both partners have a history of certain medical conditions – or are currently living with chronic conditions – there’s a chance that fertility could be affected now or in the future. The longer we live with disease, the more likely that it will impact fertility.
History of infertility – Has either partner already experienced infertility or multiple miscarriages? If the problem wasn’t appropriately diagnosed and treated it might prevent future pregnancies.
Even if you aren’t ready to start a family now, it’s never too early to discuss future plans with a fertility expert at Tulsa Fertility Center. Our fertility specialists can explain the options you have available for fertility preservation. Contact us to schedule a consultation to get your plan started.
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