How Long Should It Take To Get Pregnant?

119975638-xs.jpgWhen you’re trying to conceive, it can seem as though the wait is taking forever. It’s easy to begin questioning how long it should take to get pregnant. Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs has compiled the guidelines below to help you answer these questions and let you know when it is time to consult with a fertility specialist.

Time to Get Pregnant Naturally

Most people don't even question their fertility. The subject doesn't usually surface until you’re ready to start a family. In fact, up until this point in your life, you have likely been taking measures to prevent becoming pregnant. Once you are ready to have a family, it is helpful to understand how long it should take. For women who are under age 35, it is normal for it to take up to a year to become pregnant after going off birth control. This timeframe allows time for your body to adjust after being on birth control and allows enough time for pregnancy to happen naturally. For women who are over age 35, this time frame is lessened to six months. The decreased time frame is largely due to the impact age has on a woman's quality of eggs.

Time to Get Pregnant with Fertility Treatment

The fertility treatment process begins with diagnostic tests. These tests are designed to uncover the root cause of why a couple is unable to conceive. The testing process can take up to two monthly cycles depending on the protocol implemented. Once a diagnosis is identified, an individualized treatment plan can begin.

Fertility Centers of Illinois

The experts at Fertility Centers of Illinois are leaders in IVF treatment. Dr. Laurence Jacobs maintains an average success rate of pregnancy every two IVF cycles. While this average number is a helpful benchmark, each woman’s experience will be different based upon a number of factors. A woman’s age, fertility levels, egg quality and her overall health can all impact how long it takes to become successful with fertility treatment. Working with a highly successful fertility care team is one of the best ways to decrease the amount of time it takes to become pregnant.

Fertility Centers of Illinois has 10 fertility clinic locations and 2 IVF centers throughout the Chicagoland area. After your consultation with the Doctor, you can choose from all 10 office locations for ultrasound scans and blood test monitoring.

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