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When should you see a fertility specialist?

“At any point, if a couple feels they may have a predisposing factor that could create a problem for them conceiving, we would be happy to evaluate them right away” ~ Dr. Mary Abusief

In this video, Dr. Mary Abusief answers the question asked by many couples wishing to have a child but experience difficulty conceiving: When should you see a fertility specialist? Dr. Abusief is a Harvard-trained, Reproductive Endocrinologist practicing in San Jose and Palo Alto, California. An award-winning researcher and recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award, Dr. Abusief is also a member of Fertility Physicians of Northern California – one of the world’s leading fertility centers located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As Dr. Abusief explains, an individual or couple should see a fertility doctor if:

  • The female partner is under 35 years old, but has not conceived a child after a year of trying
  • The female partner is above 35 years old, but has not conceived a child within six months of trying
  • Is above 38, but is having trouble conceiving after two months