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One in six couples struggle to get pregnant and are diagnosed with infertility. The term infertility means a couple is unable to conceive after trying timed intercourse for 12 months if under 35, or six months if over 35.

Fact is, it's not possible for everyone to have a baby the fun way.

It's National Infertility Awareness Week (Apr 24-30). Spread the word by sharing this infographic.

#StartAsking #NIAW

- Employers for insurance coverage.
- Your lawmakers and legislators to support issues important to the infertility community.
- Friends and family to support you.
- The media to cover infertility and the real challenges we all face.
- Your network to make a donation to the cause.
- Your RE, clinics, OBGYN or adoption agency to support RESOLVE.
- Your partner to get involved.
- Those who have resolved their infertility to stay involved.
- OB/GYN or healthcare provider to talk about YOUR reproductive health.
- For affordable care for treatment of a disease.
- Legal access to all family building options nationwide.
- About men's reproductive health.

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<div style="clear:both"><a href="https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/infertility-awareness/"><img src="https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/img/uploads/2016/04/national-infertility-awareness-week-infographic.png" title="Infertility Awareness Infographic from Ovulation Calculator" alt="Infertility Awareness Infographic from Ovulation Calculator" border="0" /></a></div><div><a href="https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/infertility-awareness/">Infertility Awareness Infographic from Ovulation Calculator</a></div>

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  1. Ogechi Jul 30, 2016
    How do you know if you are fertile if you are over 35 yrs?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Please have a look at the following article: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/fertility-older-age/ - (Jul 31, 2016)
  2. Sindi Aug 09, 2016
    Help me. I am confused. I was supposed to start my period on the 10th of August, but I started today on the 9th of August.

    What makes me nervous is that I didnt notice any ovulation signs, so on the 7th of August, I had sex with my boyfriend without protection. Now I have stomach cramps.

    Am i pregnant??
    1. Christina (OC Team): You would have likely ovulated somewhere around 12-16 days before your menstrual period, so the 7th wouldn't have been in your fertile window. Also, if your period arrived, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Have a look at this article to learn more about what happens during your menstrual cycle https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/menstrual-cycle/ - (Aug 09, 2016)
  3. Iyiola Aug 14, 2016
    I had sex during my fertility days and my period is 2 days late

    1. Christina (OC Team): Sounds like a good time to take a test. Good luck! - (Aug 15, 2016)
  4. Ruttical Aug 17, 2016
    It's 5 days more for me to test, but I am very anxious and sometimes panicked at the thought. Please, what can I do to ease or stop this?
    1. Christina (OC Team): The two week wait is difficult for just about everyone. Hang in there. In the meantime, have a look at some inspirational words from fertility bloggers. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/infertility-inspiration/ Good luck! - (Aug 17, 2016)
  5. Nikky Aug 23, 2016
    I had sex during my ovulation period and my period came on the 20th of Aug (at the right time), but it only ran for two days. The other two days, it came out small and faint. Does this mean I am pregnant? I am also feeling feverish. Should I go ahead and take malaria drugs? Please answer me, thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this article about implantation bleeding. If your bleeding was light and only lasted two days, this is a possibility. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ If you have any medical or prescription questions, please consult your doctor. Good luck! - (Aug 23, 2016)
  6. Cookie Aug 25, 2016
    My cycle started on the 28th and lasted 3 days. That was normal. But then started light bleeding again with mild cramps and feeling sick around the 5th or 6th and lasted 2 and a half days. I still baby danced though. The blood was really dark. AF was due to come yesterday but not feeling any symptoms. I'm really confused. Was that implantation? Or a hormonal imbalance?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You should be able to test now to see if you are pregnant. Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
  7. Deby Sep 22, 2016
    Good day, everyone! During my ovulation, mucus came out for 3 days. It was still creamy, but after that, I have not noticed anything again. My body is so dry that
    it didn't allow penetration. Please, what does this mean? My fertile days are still the 24th and 25th of this month.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's very difficult to say. You may have ovulated on the third or fourth day after seeing CM or you may be experiencing a double peak where ovulation stops and starts again. You can learn more about that here https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Sep 22, 2016)
  8. Debola Oct 04, 2016
    What does it signify when hormone progesterone is stimulating glands in the uterus to secrete substances that prevent the uterus from breaking down. Thank you
    1. Christina (OC Team): During menstruation, the body sheds excess uterine lining that was built up in preparation for pregnancy. When a woman is pregnant, hormones prevent the excess uterine lining from breaking down. You can learn more about the process here. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/menstrual-cycle/ - (Oct 04, 2016)

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