Many young women tend to believe that they are fertile and will have no problem conceiving a child when they’re ready to become mothers. However, infertility is more common than you may think. One in eight married couples has difficulty becoming pregnant. And once the woman does become pregnant, she may have trouble carrying the baby to full term. In fact, nearly 7 million women under the age of 44 have difficulty carrying a baby to term.
Finding the root cause can be difficult. In about one-third of cases, infertility is attributed to the woman and in about one-third, it’s attributed to the man. The remaining cases are caused by problems in both partners or are unexplained.
Age is one of