What is Infertility?
Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 1 year of regular, unprotected sex. For those over the age of 35, your doctor may recommend you see a fertility specialist after 6 months of trying to conceive.
Infertility may mean that you’ve never been able to conceive (primary infertility) or have conceived in the past but are struggling now (secondary infertility). If you are suffering from infertility, you are not alone. 1 in 6 Canadian couples will experience infertility at some point in their lives. Whichever type of infertility you are suffering from, the experts at TRIO are ready to help you achieve your dreams of becoming a parent.
Causes of Infertility
Discover the most common causes of infertility below and how we can help you to overcome them.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should my partner and I have fertility investigations?
If you are under 35 and have been trying to conceive for over 1 year, it would be beneficial to have fertility investigations. If you are over 35, it is recommended to have fertility tests after 6 months of trying.
When is the best time of the month to have intercourse?
You should be having regular, unprotected intercourse every 2-3 days between days 7 and 21 of your cycle to maximize your chances of conception.
How can I improve my sperm quality?
Changes in lifestyle such as stopping smoking, reducing intake of saturated fats, lowering stress, and increasing your intake of antioxidants can all improve your sperm parameters. TRIO works hand-in-hand with Conceive Health — naturopaths who specialize in preconception care who can help you optimize your lifestyle.
Which fertility treatment is right for me?
Your TRIO MD and specialist team will be able to guide you to the fertility treatment that is best suitable to you. Contact us today to discuss your options.