Timing really is everything when it comes to pregnancy, whether you’re trying to conceive or not. A time of fertility, a time of infertility. A time to use fertility tests, a time to try KNOWHEN®. Using this will allow you to track your ovulation cycle—in other words you will know when you have the greatest chance of conceiving—helping you to know when it is your time, before you ever need a fertility test.

It is generally accepted that in order to be considered infertile, which does not mean you will never be able to conceive, you must have been actively trying to conceive for a year or more and been unsuccessful in your attempts. After this period of time, it may be in your best interest to have fertility tests done.

A fertility test involves participation from both partners since women only account for 50% of fertility problems. Typically, there will be an initial interview followed by physical test that: test semen quality, test hormone levels in the blood. If the results from these initial screenings do not yield a cause of infertility the next steps involve testing fallopian tube function. Beyond this point your doctor will closely reconsider information from the interview along with other factors such as age and existing health concerns.

Age is another factor to consider when it comes to timing and fertility testing. According to WebMD, women are most fertile during the late 20s and fertility will begin to decline after the age of 35.

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