I was twenty six years old when I was first diagnosed with infertility. My inability to conceive was as a result of a condition called stage 4 endometriosis.
Same as many people who are facing infertility, I was heartbroken by these news. I believed I would have a large family, but the choices I found myself having to make in the years that followed, and the mounting agony of repeat in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, left me devastated.
It is not unusual for couples to experience issues with infertility and many of these couples have no symptoms. They do not really have any reason to suspect they may have infertility until they start trying to conceive. Because of this, it’s highly recommended that couples who have been trying to get pregnant for over a year without success, to seek the advice of a doctor. For females over age 35, this timeline is lowered to six months. Infertility issues may increase with age.