If you're trying to get pregnant, you might have been told by a number of people just to be patient, to relax, and to know that it takes time. And while you're trying your best to stay positive and relaxed, you might be worried about infertility.

Infertility is classically defined as being unable to conceive after a year of trying. But there are some instances when worried earlier is justified. In the following cases, you should schedule an appointment with your pregnancy doctor:

1. You're over the age of 35 . Our society is pushing back the average age that women begin having children. The only problem with this is that our bodies still abide by their biological clocks.

Fertility diminishes significantly as we age. While women age 20-24 trying to conceive have over an 80% chance of getting pregnant of the course of a year, that percentage drops to 52% for women age 35-39.

2. You're affected by a woman's health problem . If you have or suspect you have any kind of gynecological problem such as irregular periods, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disorder, you should make an appointment with your gynecologist. Many of these disorders can be rented fairly easily and successfully, but they areorders that require medical attention before conception is likely to occur.

3. You're partner has had his sperm count tested . While many women feel like the inability to conceive is their problem, men have just as many fertility problems as women. If you're having problems conceiving, your partner can visit an urologist to have his sperm count and quality tested.

A sperm analysis is easy and often less costly than exploring female causes of infertility, so do not overlook this important step. If his results come back that his sperm is healthy, then you should consider making an appointment with your pregnancy doctor to discuss your fertility.

4. You're aware of your fertility cycle . If you're just having sex any ol 'time of the month, you may not be hitting the window where your body is actually fertile. Ovulation occurs usually usually between day 12 and day 17 of a woman's cycle– but ovulation and the fertilized window is different for each woman. If you do not know how to find out when you're ovulating, you should make an appointment with your pregnancy physician for a lesson on fertility. But, if you already know about and follow your cycle closely and still have not gotten pregnant after a year of trying, it's time to make an appointment.

Infertility can be very emotionally draining for both a woman and her partner. If you are experiencing what you think may be infertility, you can always check in with your pregnancy doctor or gynecologist, especially if you're over 35 or think you might have a gynecological issue. There are many fertility treatments available to help you conceive, but the first step to conceiving in cases of infertility is seeking medical advice.