Being in good shape and at your optimal weight makes conception, pregnancy and parenthood easier. You may be in good health, but still have problems conceiving, perhaps due to the mother’s age, perhaps due to other reasons, including genetic and reproductive problems. If you are serious about becoming parents regardless of biological issues, we recommend being open to genetic testing of you and your partner as well as testing the baby’s health in utero. If you experience several miscarriages, you may want to seek answers and consider in vitro fertilization (IVF) to improve your chances of conceiving and giving birth.
So, how do you know when the time is right for you? There are many issues to consider when trying to decide if the moment has come to become a parent The accompanying infographic, When Is the Right Time to Start Your Family?, offers a comprehensive list of questions to consider when deciding if you and your partner are ready to be parents.
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