What to do when you're faced with infertility

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Infertility is a common struggle that one in eight couples in the United States experience each year, according to the CDC. Infertility isn’t just a woman’s problem. In fact, only about one third of infertility cases can be traced back to the female. Another third can be traced back to the male, and a combination of factors make up the remainder of infertility cases.

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What to do after finding out you’re pregnant

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This article is part of the Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy.

The news that you’re pregnant can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially if this is your first baby. After you’ve confirmed that you're pregnant and calculated your baby’s due date, your next step should be making your first prenatal appointment with an obstetrician within the first ten weeks of gestation.

As part of your first obstetrics visit, you'll schedule follow-up appointments, arrange laboratory tests, and do a through review of your medical history.

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