At least 10 percent of women in the U.S. will have a hard time getting and staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Some sources indicate infertility is greatly under reported and as many as a quarter of women may face problems trying to conceive (TTC). But the stats don’t really matter when it’s you who’s having difficulty getting pregnant, do they?
Instead of treating infertility, I like to look at it as enhancing fertility. I think of TTC as a spectrum. On one end is “severely challenged” — blocked or missing tubes, structural issues in the uterus or severe health issues — and on the other is “no problems at all” (sometimes known as “oops!”) Everyone falls somewhere on the continuum. My job is to help you move along it toward ideal health and the ability to conceive.