It’s never too early to start planning for your future family: whether you’ve been attempting to conceive or are taking the first steps to
better understand your fertility.
At DIRM, we believe in educating our patients, so they better understand their body, it’s signals, and therefore becoming their own best asset during their fertility journey.
The female reproductive cycle is the process of producing an ovum and readying the uterus to receive a fertilized ovum to begin pregnancy. If an ovum is produced but not fertilized and implanted in the uterine wall, the reproductive cycle resets itself through menstruation. The entire reproductive cycle takes about 28 days on average, but may be as short as 24 days or as long as 36 days for some women.
Learn the basics of the Female Reproductive System.
The male reproductive system includes the scrotum, testes, spermatic ducts, sex glands, and penis. These organs work together to produce sperm, the male gamete, and the other components of semen. These organs also work together to deliver semen out of the body and into the vagina where it can fertilize egg cells to produce offspring.
Learn the basics of the Male Reproductive System.
You should consider having an infertility evaluation if any of the following apply to you:
- You have not become pregnant after 1 year of having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control.
- You are older than age 35 years and have not become pregnant after trying for 6 months without using birth control.
- Your menstrual cycle is not regular.
- You or your partner have a known fertility problem.