Hi, I'm Dr. Raj. I'm glad you're here. Many couples having trouble getting pregnant are looking for answers and don't know where to turn.
Visiting FertilityGuide.com is one step towards discovering new information and educating yourself, which may present options you didn't know you had.
If you and your partner are having trouble getting pregnant, it's important to remember that you're not alone. In fact, 1 in 8 couples - that's over 7 million Americans - have difficulty conceiving.a
After months of trying to get pregnant without success, it's natural to start feeling a little anxious. It's a good time to look for support.
- According to the ASRM guidelines, for women over 35 years of age who have been trying unsuccessfully for 6 months, or women under 35 who are having difficulty conceiving for over a year, experts recommend having an evaluation.b
- A recent survey of 57 participants who met with a fertility specialist found that 91 percent wish they had gone sooner.c
Seeing a specialist is a positive step toward finding options and getting answers. To some, speaking to a fertility specialist seems intimidating, but in reality, a specialist can be your biggest ally, providing you with the information you're looking for and presenting options you didn't know you had. Remember – it's a conversation, not a commitment.
Why wait? After all – It's Just a Conversation – a conversation that may lead to change.
About our spokesperson:
Roshini Rajapaksa, MD (Dr. Raj) is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine with a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. Currently, Dr. Raj is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital in New York City, where she was the first female gastroenterologist to join the faculty. She also serves as an assistant professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Raj has a special interest in women's health.
In August 2010, her first book, What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body, debuted.
Dr. Raj resides in New York City with her husband and 2 children.
- aBased on data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth provided by the National Center for Health Statistics.
- bDefinition of infertility according to the ASRM, approved in February 2008.
- cBased on a 2009 U.S. fertility survey of 57 participants conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media on behalf of Schering-Plough. 91% of the respondents (37 men, 15 women) would go to a fertility specialist sooner than they did.