Planning a Pregnancy FAQs

What increases a man’s risk of infertility?

The number and quality of a man’s sperm can be affected by his overall health and lifestyle. Some factors that may reduce sperm number and/or quality include:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Environmental toxins
  • Smoking Cigarettes
  • Health Issues
  • Medicines
  • Age

Is infertility just a woman’s problem?

No, infertility can come from the man as well. In about one-third of cases, infertility is due to the woman. In another third of cases, infertility is due to the man. The remaining cases are caused by a mixture of male and female factors or by unknown factors.

Is infertility a common issue?

About 12% of women (7.3 million) in the United States aged 15-44 had difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term in 2002, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. If you are having issues getting pregnant, you are not alone. Dr. Hill is an expert fertility doctor and can offer you the best infertility treatments available according to your specific needs.

When is a woman’s most fertile time?

A woman’s most fertile time is during ovulation. Ovulation typically occurs within day 11 through day 21 of a woman’s cycle.

What is the first step to planning my pregnancy?

The first step when you decide to get pregnant is to call Dr. Hill, an expert fertility doctor, and make an appointment. Dr. Hill will be able to tell you the pattern of your cycle and when you’re ovulating. Dr. Hill or his Nurse Practitioner can also check your health records to navigate any issues you may encounter when trying to get pregnant.

What happens if I have issues getting pregnant?

If you are having issues getting pregnant, call Dr. Hill. Whether you are looking for an infertility doctor or for some advice on conceiving, he can help!

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