Infertility has a false impression that it only affects women over the age of 35. However, fertility challenges can happen at any time. If you are under 35 and worried about your fertility, here are some things to consider:⠀
How exactly is my fertility compromised?
Is it due to structural issues like a bicornate uterus or tubal disease, etc? Is it due to hormonal imbalance such as irregular periods?
Be sure you are 100% clear on why you have fertility challenges so you don’t waste time and money on unnecessary treatments or TTC on your own.
If you’re not sure, seek the counsel of a reproductive endocrinologist even before you’re ready to try so you have a clear picture of what’s going on.⠀
What aspects of your fertility can you improve with lifestyle changes?
All hormonal imbalances can be improved by changes to diet, exercise, sleep, stress, etc for both men & women. Start on this now to increase your chances of successful fertility treatments should you need them!⠀
Am I trusting my gut?
For the most part, fertility challenges arise as you get older but for some (myself included) age has nothing to do with it. If you feel something is wrong, find a fertility specialist who will explore this with you so you can increase your chances of creating the family of your dreams.⠀ ⠀ Infertility doesn’t discriminate.
It’s painful and challenging no matter how old you are. But it doesn’t have to determine your fate either. The earlier you seek support, the more you’ll know what your options are for your family building journey.⠀ ⠀ What age did you realize you were up against fertility challenges? Let me know in the comments below!⠀