The Causes of Infertility

Many couples who want to become pregnant often find that it's more difficult than they originally believed. Sadly, this problem is common. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, approximately 15 percent of couples in the United States may be infertile. This means that of the more than 40 million couples of childbearing age living together in the United States today, about 6 million of them may be affected by infertility issues. So if you are reading this book and have concerns about becoming pregnant, please know that you are not alone and that you have reason to feel optimistic and hopeful.

Medical research has shown that if you are a healthy young couple and have sexual intercourse a couple of times each week, your chances are about one in five (that is 20 percent) of becoming pregnant during any one menstrual cycle. This figure starts to decline in a woman's late 20s and early 30s and decreases even more after age 35. A man's fertility also declines with age, but not as early.

Many women today choose to delay parenthood because of career, finances, or other important personal reasons. Unfortunately, since they are somewhat older,

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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