Did you stop using contraceptives and are trying to conceive? Is it taking longer than you anticipated (12 months of trying if you are under the age of 35, and 6 months if you are over the age of 35)? Are you beginning to question you and/or your partner’s fertility? If the answer is yes, it may be time to have a conversation with your healthcare provider about your reproductive health. Below are some very specific and key questions to take with you to your appointment.. Take a step in the right direction on your path to conception by asking your doctor these top 10 questions sooner than later.

1. Can my lifestyle be contributing to our failed attempts in conceiving? Are smoking, drinking or stress affecting my chances?

2. Could my environment at work or my partner’s environment be a factor to take into consideration?

3. Are there any non-medical approaches to naturally treat infertility?

4. Is it critical to continue with a full fertility examination now or should I wait?

5. What tests do you recommend to diagnose my fertility issue and how much do they cost?

6. What are the treatment options for my suspected diagnosis and what are the costs?

7. How much of the cost does health insurance cover?

8. What is the average success rate for each treatment?

9. How many times has this fertility clinic preformed these procedures you recommend and what is the success rate in terms of live birth?

10. Can you put me in touch with previous patients who have gone through similar treatments?