About half of women who have failed to become pregnant after a year may become mothers without getting treatment during the second year, findings suggest.

A long-term study of 1,400 Australian women between the ages of 28 and 36 revealed that the number of women who got pregnant without treatment after a year of infertility is higher than previous estimates.
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According to the results, 53 percent of women who failed to become pregnant for a year got a baby after fertility treatments such as hormone therapy or in vitro fertilization (IVF) while 44 percent of their counterparts who didn’t seek a treatment also got a baby during the second year.

The very small difference suggests that couples who have not been successful in having a baby may be just sub-fertile rather than infertile and therefore they can keep trying for another year before going on a treatment, Danielle Herbert and colleagues at the University of Queensland wrote in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

Some other fertility experts have another middle way suggestion for women who have been unsuccessful in becoming pregnant for a year….Continue Reading

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