Step 5: Do It Again
It can take many months for everything to fall into place. Just because you don't become pregnant right away doesn't necessarily mean it's time to run to a specialist. According to Dr. Gell, when a couple seeks expert advice is dependent on the age of the woman. "Women under 35 can probably try for one year before seeking help," says Dr. Gell. "Women 35 and older should try for six months and then initiate an evaluation."
Remember that planning to have a child should be a joyful, expectant time. With a little planning, most women welcome a child close to the time they wanted one. Educate yourself, take care of yourself, and above all enjoy yourself—it's supposed to be fun!