We bet you can relate to these thoughts every woman has had at the gyno’s office:
Next, for women with regular menstrual cycles, period- or fertility-tracking apps can identify your fertile window. And ovulation predictor kits look for a surge of a pre-ovulation hormone in your urine (they’re much less accurate for women with polycystic ovary syndrome). Just don’t go too long without seeing a doctor. If you’re under 35, try for a year, then make an appointment. Over 35 (or younger if you have irregular cycles or other red flags like endometriosis), see an M.D. after six months; over 40, hit her up right away.
This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Women’s Health. For more great advice, pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!