Doc Talk: Average time it takes to conceive


So many of us have concerns when, despite plenty of “trying,” we’re still not seeing that extra line on the home pregnancy test. But how long is “too long” before conception? What’s the average time it takes for a healthy woman (under the age of 35) to conceive?

Click the video “play” button below to see Dr. Nicole Scally of Mercy talk about the average time to conceive and when you should talk to your doctor if you’re having trouble, particularly if you’re 35 or older. There are so many new treatments available for couples dealing with infertility.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scally, call the Mercy Family Clinic at 479-338-5555. It’s located on Rife Medical Lane in Rogers, just off Interstate 540.

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