This week is National Infertility Awareness Week, and it's a topic that's a little more personal to me. I have two amazing boys, and I have my fertility doctor to thank for that. I thought it would be a perfect week to bring him on to share more on this topic.
Dr. Bradley Trivax is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist at Stony Brook Medicine. Among the topics discussed:
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) is not always the first step in the process. There are many options that can come before IVF, including medication or insemination.
- Age is the number one cause of infertility.
- If you're going to freeze your eggs, the ideal age is 32-37. However, younger is better. Doing so in your 20s is like having insurance to try to ensure you can have a baby later on.
- If you're under 35 and have been trying to conceive for over a year, it's time to see a doctor. If you're over 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months, it's time to see a doctor.