With doctor's visits limited and many people not wanting to make unnecessary trips at this time due to the pandemic, this questionnaire is an invaluable resource to help you learn more about fertility health. It takes 3 minutes to complete, it's private, and it's free!
Want more personalized fertility and pregnancy information and tips? We are working on a new app called Obie that uses the latest science to guide you through every phase of your pregnancy journey. Sign up to be the first to know when we launch!
Many people have fertility issues
About 1 in 6 American couples have trouble getting pregnant and are considered infertile. Many more are subfertile and will take longer to get pregnant. The causes of fertility issues are about equally divided between men and women. Many couples don't know whether they are fertile or infertile, or even whether they are having major issues getting pregnant which can be easily treated. Dr. Amos Grunebaum developed this fertility assessment to help you quickly find out if you are fertile or may be among those with fertility problems, and to recommend solutions to help you get pregnant faster and have a healthy baby.
Primary causes of infertility
While the causes of infertility are varied from couple to couple, there are a few main causes affecting both men and women.
Ovulation issues: If you don't ovulate, you can't get pregnant. Anovulation is the medical term for not ovulating. The main causes women do not ovulate are polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), poor egg quality, and advanced maternal age.
Poor quality or quantity of sperm: Male infertility contributes to about half of all infertility. In fact, twenty-five percent of infertility is caused by a lack of sperm, decreased motility (movement) and abnormal morphology (shape).
Fallopian tube dysfunction: Fallopian tubes need to be open allowing the egg to easily move through them. The most common causes of fallopian tube dysfunction are endometriosis, adhesions, and infections.
Timing of sex
Tracking your menstrual cycle and period helps to identify when you ovulate, which will help you determine your fertile window. It is vital to know exactly how to time sex for your most fertile days. Each month, you have 5-6 fertile days: the 4-5 fertile days before ovulation and the day of ovulation.