Talking to a fertility doctor
could be the start of something small.

Approximately 1 in 8a to 1 in 9b couples has a hard time starting a family, so it's not as
unusual as you may think.

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines, for women over age 35 who have been trying to get pregnant for over 6 months, or women under age 35 who have been trying to get pregnant for over a year, experts recommend having an evaluation.c So you may want to have a conversation today with a fertility specialist . The start of something small can begin with a few small steps.

It's an appointment, not a commitment.
And help could be closer than you think.

Seeking help doesn't have to be complicated. Use the tools below to get started:

  • 1

    learn

    35 could be a
    turning point.

    Arm yourself with
    the facts by taking
    our fertility quiz.

  • 2

    find

    In a 2009 survey,
    91% of 57 participants
    d
    who met with a
    fertility specialist wish
    they had gone sooner.
    Help could be closer
    than you think.

  • 3

    talk

    After you set up a consultation, use this guide to help provide you with questions you might ask during your appointment.

  • aBased on data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth provided by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • bBased on 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth provided by the National Center for Health Statistics special tabulation by NCHS
  • cDefinition of infertility according to ASRM, approved in February 2008.
  • dBased on a 2009 U.S. fertility survey of 57 participants conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media on behalf of Schering-Plough. 91% of the respondents (37 men, 15 women) would go to a fertility specialist sooner than they did.
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