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From the WomensHealth.gov Fact Sheet here are the guidelines for when you should seek help :

How long should women try to get pregnant before calling their doctors?

Most experts suggest at least one year. Women 35 or older should see their doctors after six months of trying. A woman’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after the age of 30.

Some health problems also increase the risk of infertility. So, women should talk to their doctors if they have:

  • Irregular periods or no menstrual periods
  • Very painful periods  
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • More than one miscarriage

It is a good idea for any woman to talk to a doctor before trying to get pregnant. Doctors can help you get your body ready for a healthy baby. They can also answer questions on fertility and give tips on conceiving.

For the full fact sheet visit here.

That first call is the hardest.  Admitting that there might be a problem can be difficult, but waiting only makes it harder especially if you are over 35.  You may find out it is just a matter of time before you get pregnant but your doctor may also find and underlying problem that most likely can be fixed.  Make the call.