Infertility is much more common than once believed impacting up to 12% of couples. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine defines infertility as failure to conceive after one year of regular intercourse. Women over the age of 35 are encouraged to seek treatment after only six months. This is because female fertility can decline very rapidly in the thirties.
Some OB/GYNs initiate trial therapy with Clomid for approximately three to six months prior to referring. Studies clearly demonstrate that pregnancy is most likely to occur during the first three ovulatory cycles. Continued Clomid therapy is expensive, unlikely to work, and can cause detrimental side effects after this time period.
The infertility treatment specialists at Northwell Health Fertility have decades of combined experience and are all doubled board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and OB/GYN.