If you're 35 or older, before you try to conceive, consider this information provided by the American Pregnancy Association:
- Make an appointment with your doctor to address your questions and concerns.
- Don't get discouraged if you don't get pregnant right away. On average, it takes women 35 and older one to two years to conceive.
- Get yourself in good physical, emotional and mental health. Avoid alcohol, smoking and caffeine.
- Learn when you are most fertile. Watch for signs that you are ovulating.
- Take an at-home fertility test that screens for fertility elements in both men and women.
- If you haven't been able to conceive after six months of trying, talk to your doctor about the possibility of fertility testing.