Unless you're planning to have kids in the near forseeable future, it's easy to take your fertility for granted. But fertility isn't the same for everyone. If you want to know if you are fertile, doctors say there are a few things you should look out for.
According to Dr. Josh Hurwitz, a reproductive endocrinologist with RMA of Connecticut, there are several major factors that can impact your fertility. For one, there's genetics. Some women are able to get pregnant as they are older, which can depend on genes, he says. "Other women will have genetic predisposition to fibroids that can distort the uterus, or endometriosis, which can decrease fertility and quality of life issues as well." Other major factors can include your lifestyle habits.
You can't always tell how fertile you are, especially if you're dealing with other health conditions. But your body can clue you in by what it's doing each month. "Remember back to health class, ovulation causes the period, not the other way around," Dr. Hurwitz says. "So if you're menstruating regularly, then you're fertile each month by having had that chance at pregnancy."
Here are some things your body will do if you're fertile, according to experts.