Health Guide

What is infertility?

Infertility is described as not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying to concieve. Multiple miscarriages may also be termed as infertility.

Is infertility a common problem?

Yes, infertility is a common problem. More than 10 million cases of infertility are diagnosed every year in india.

Is infertility just a woman’s problem?

No, infertility cases are equally attributed to men & women.

What causes infertility in women?

The following factors may cause infertility in women:
• Blocked fallopian tubes
• Physical problems with the uterus
• Fibroids

What things increase a woman’s risk of infertility?

Many things can affect a woman’s ability to have a baby. These include:
• Age
• Stress
• Athletic training
• Poor diet
• Overweight or underweight
• Tobacco smoking and alcohol
• STDs & hormonal changes

How does age affect a woman’s ability to have children?How long should women try to get pregnant before calling their doctors?

Generally women under 30, should not worry about infertility unless they’re trying to conceive for one year. Whereas, for women above 30 that period is 6 months.

What are the methods to diagnose infertility?


What are the methods to treat infertility?

1) Medication
2) IUI
3) Assisted reproductive technology like IVF