If you are thinking about getting pregnant, now is the time to ensure your body is ready and to optimize your health. Although infertility is defined by the medical establishment as the inability to conceive after trying for at least one year, do you really want to wait that long before doing testing to measure thyroid and reproductive hormones? Although some women easily get pregnant in their early 40s, many have difficulty in their 30s. Over 30 is when we start to see more unexplained infertility and lengthened luteal phases (which can be corrected). Fixing a sluggish thyroid can sometimes result in pregnancy. It’s not always the women though who have difficulty, men are half the equation. A sperm test can be easily ordered.