What is Infertility?
If you are struggling with fertility challenges, you are not alone. 1 in 6 Canadian couples will experience infertility at some point in their lives. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has created a new, more inclusive definition of infertility. It ensures that anyone who wants to build a family has fair access, regardless of marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
In simpler terms, infertility is now described as:
- Having difficulty getting pregnant because of medical, sexual, or reproductive issues.
- Needing medical intervention, including using donor eggs or embryos, to have a baby, either on your own or with a partner.
- If you’re a couple having regular, unprotected sex, with no reproductive impairments, you should get checked after trying for a year (if you’re under 35), or after trying for six months (if you’re 35 or older).
If you’re seeking a helping hand to expand your family, the dedicated experts at TRIO are here to support you.
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.