When you first started out trying to conceive, you probably assumed it'd happen quickly and easily. Most of us believe this, partially because people rarely talk about problems with infertility and partially because we spent our adolescences being told that if we just look at a boy (or girl), we could get pregnant. So when we try to get pregnant for a number of months, and nothing happens, it can be quite a shock.
The most common email I receive says something like, "I can't get pregnant. What should I do now?" The first step is to speak to your doctor, of course, but that's not a good enough answer. I don't know about you, but I hate embarking on any kind of project or journey if I don't have at least some idea of where I'm going.
I put this comprehensive article together to answer this question for you. Not every person's experience and journey with infertility is the same, but it does usually follow a general trajectory. I hope you find it helpful!
When you realized you were having trouble conceiving, what was the first thing you did? Did you have any idea of what to expect next? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below!
More on getting help to get pregnant:
- Quiz: Do I Have Infertility Symptoms?
- Take a Fertility Quiz
- When Should You Seek Help for Getting Pregnant?
- Talking to Your Doctor About Getting Pregnant
- Fertility Specialists: Who They Are and How They Can Help You
- Finding the Best Fertility Clinic for You
- Why Can't I Get Pregnant if I'm Healthy?
- How to Have a Baby When You've Been Trying for Awhile
- What to Expect During Fertility Testing
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