You can't download a baby

Almost everything is available to us instantly, if we want it. You download books, movies, and music within seconds, not even minutes. Yet, you can't download a baby. So, if you are trying to get pregnant and haven't yet, remember that it often takes longer to conceive than it does to carry a pregnancy. It's a long process that can't be rushed.

I've recently seen many women at my practice who have come in concerned about what they deem to be infertility. When I ask these women how long they have been trying to get pregnant, the answer is commonly a month or two without any pregnancy success. Infertility is medically defined as an inability to get pregnant after one year of trying (no birth control used), or two failed pregnancies. In women over the age of 35, this changes a little...the time frame is reduced to six months, but only to indicate that women and their doctors need to evaluate the situation sooner rather than later since fertility declines more rapidly at this age.   

You can grab a custom salad from the corner store in a New York minute, but you can't get a positive pregnancy result in that same amount of time. Be patient. Stay positive. Good things are coming your way!