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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Delay Fertility Treatment


Time is of the essence, especially if you’re considering fertility treatments. Couples who have been trying to get pregnant for one year shouldn’t delay fertility treatments, as chances of conceiving may dip as more time passes. The specialists at SIRM St. Louis discuss why you shouldn’t put off fertility treatments any longer.

  • As women age, their chances of conceiving steadily decline. If you are over 35, you should seek infertility assistance after just six months of trying, as opposed to the usual 12 months. If you are going to try fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI, there is no better day than today.
  • If you are not quite ready to go through with IVF, IUI, or another treatment option, consider fertility preservation instead. SIRM St. Louis offers egg and embryo freezing services to preserve your fertility today for use in the future.
  • Fertility treatments take time. Starting the process now, doesn’t mean you’ll be pregnant next week. But you should start the process as soon as possible because many treatment options require a woman to be at a certain point in her monthly cycle. You may end up having to wait almost a whole other month to start treatment if you just missed the peak opportunity. It also may take a few cycles in order to successfully conceive.

As soon as you begin to consider fertility treatments, contact our fertility doctors at SIRM St. Louis. Our caring and professional fertility specialists will be here to walk you through recommended testing and treatment options until we help you achieve the family you’ve dreamed of.