If you've been trying to conceive for a while without success, you may wish to undergo some tests to help determine the cause of any infertility. These tests can also assist you in choosing the right treatment options.
Male fertility is tested by analysing a sample of semen, which measures sperm count. Fertility problems in about a third of cases are due to the male partner.
Hormone blood tests such as FSH, LH, oestrogen, prolactin and anti-mullerian hormone are used to test female fertility.
If you've been trying for a baby through regular unprotected sex for less than a year, and there's no reason to think you might have a fertility issue, your doctor may suggest you keep trying for a while, before you seek testing.