How can I tell if I’m fertile or not? When should you start worrying about having babies? What factors can make it harder to have a baby when you want to?When should you seek help?
If you and your partner are trying to have a baby but haven’t been able to, you may start to consider if you should get fertility tests.
If you have an history of bad sexual hygiene or recurring sexually transmitted diseases, you may consider getting fertility tests
If you are a woman above 30 with no previous pregnancies or you have an history irregular monthly cycles, you should consider fertility tests
What questions and tests should you expect when going for fertility tests?
When you see your doctor,expect three categories of questions, such as:
Questions about your health and lifestyle:
- Medical history, including any long-term conditions or surgeries
- Medicines you take
- Whether you smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, eat or drink things with caffeine, or use illicit drugs
- If you had contact with chemicals, toxins, or radiation at home or work
Questions about your sex life:
- How often you have sex
- Your history of birth control use
- If you’ve had sexually transmitted diseases
- Any problems having sex
- Whether either of you had sex outside the relationship
Questions about your Monthly Cycle:
- Have you been pregnant before?
- How often have you had periods over the last year?
- Have you had irregular and missed periods or had spotting between periods?
- Did you have any changes in blood flow or the appearance of large blood clots?
- What methods of birth control have you used?
- Have you ever seen a doctor for infertility, and did you get any treatment?
These questions may be followed by some tests which will help your doctor determine whether or not you can have children and the best fertility treatments to help you achieve that dream