Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones answers this week’s listener question about what to do if you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant, but can’t. (For more on infertility, go here.)">

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Aug 26, 2016 — There could be a variety of reasons why a woman can’t become pregnant. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones answers this week’s listener question about what to do if you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant, but can’t. (For more on infertility, go here.)

Interview

Announcer: Need reliable health and wellness information? Don't listen to the guy in the cube next to you, get it from a trusted source, straight from the doctor's mouth. Here's this week's listener question, on The Scope.

Interviewer: Today's listener question is for Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, We've got a question here. Any tips for getting pregnant? This person says, "My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a while, with no luck." What advice do you have for them, Dr. Jones?

Dr. Jones: Well, the question is, how long is a while? If it's been a year, you need some help. What's trying? Is trying having sex once a month, or it should be three times a week, and how old are you? You didn't say if you're over 35, and you've been trying 6 months, you should try now. If you're 20, and in otherwise good health with regular periods, you can wait another 6 months or so.

We have a lot more on this topic and how to get pregnant and who to see on The Scope Radio. Check out the 7 Domains of Women's Health, and just plug in "infertility" and read some more.

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