Question: I was just wondering if you check to see if women are fertile? I wanna have kids but having a hard time.
Answer: Family Planning services do not include fertility treatment, but staff may be able to help rule out some medical reasons for difficulties becoming pregnant. It is possible to impact fertility with stress, poor diet or being over/under weight. If there is a history of health issues such as thyroid complications, PCOS, endometriosis, or an untreated sexually transmitted infection – these can all impact a woman’s fertility.
Depending on how long you have been trying to become pregnant, you may want to start with ovulation tracking. This can help you determine the days each month that you are most likely to be ovulating so that you can have sexual contact during those times. There are websites as well as apps for your phone that can help you keep track of your cycle to do this as well. You may also consider purchasing an ovulation tracker over the counter at your local pharmacy.
If you have been trying for more than six months, staff suggest that you make an appointment with an OBGYN that specializes in this treatment. Locally some options include University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic and Lake OBGYN.