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The process of trying to conceive or have a baby can be a time filled with a lot of emotion. You might feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster as you wait each month to see if your period is going to start. Don't worry if you've only been trying for a couple of months, because on average, most couples have to try for about 6 months or so. Thankfully those who aren't pregnant by 6 months are usually pregnant by a year. If you've been trying for a year or more, it's time to see a specialist. The doctor that you see will likely ask you and your partner questions about your lifestyle, because sometimes simple lifestyle changes can help you get pregnant. They'll ask you about your health history, perform an exam, and then decide (based on all the information they've gathered) what treatments might be best for you in order to increase your chances of having a baby. When it comes to infertility there are a lot of different things that can cause it. In about 50% of cases, it has to do with the female's reproductive system. In most instances, these problems are related to blocked fallopian tubes and there is a procedure that can fix that. Or it can just be that the woman isn't ovulating and there is medication for that. If the doctor thinks it's one of these things, they might try those treatments. In 35% of cases, it has to do with the male reproductive system, and in most cases, those problems are related to a low sperm count or abnormal sperm, and depending on the situation, there might be things that they can do about that as well. It can be a combination of issues or, unfortunately for about 15% of couples, they never really know the cause. The doctor might try a few different things to rule out possible scenarios and if those things don't work, then they go to more costly and more emotionally invested procedures like in vitro fertilization and things like that. Thankfully though, with treatment, most couples are able to have a baby of their own. Again, an evaluation from a doctor (if you've been trying for a year or more) is the best way to go about it. Again, they can talk to you and decide what treatment would be best. Good luck with everything, and if you have any other questions for me the future, feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/intermountainmoms and recommend us to your friends and family too.