The Real Reason You’re Not Getting Pregnant

Got the baby blues? It may be time to face up to the reality of infertility.

If you have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year without any luck, you may want to go for a fertility health test to see if either you or your partner has a fertility problem that can be treated.

Such a health check offers a snapshot of the couple’s reproductive potential, said Dr. Steven Teo, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Thomson Fertility Centre. It allows for timely intervention if fertility issues are detected. Dr. Teo gives the lowdown on such checks:

The Real Reason You're Not Getting Pregnant

Who should go: Any couple intending to conceive may go for a fertility health check.

These include newlyweds and women above 35 years old who are trying to conceive for the first time.

This check is also suitable for women who experience symptoms such as menstrual cramps, pelvic pain and irregular periods, or suspect that they might have medical problems affecting their fertility.