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Women suffering from infertility not alone, expert explains

About one in six couples where the woman is aged 35 or older face infertility issues.
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 4:40 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Women suffering from infertility are not alone as doctors say hundreds of thousands of women each year struggle to conceive. That number keeps growing.

National Infertility Awareness Week runs through Saturday and was created to let people know it is a common problem and there are treatments available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 12 percent of women struggle to get pregnant or carry a baby to full term.

About one in six couples where the woman is aged 35 or older face infertility issues.

“Go ahead and talk to your doctor, there are many things that can be done to a lot of these couples. [You] can become pregnant but the sooner you talk to your doctor about it the better things can be done at age 35 that might not be effective at 38 or 39. So the sooner you get in the better,” Dr. Gregory Granzeier, Mercyhealth OB/GYN said.

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