Infertility is a woman’s inability to get pregnant after an extended period of time of attempting to get pregnant, or the inability to keep a fertilized egg in the uterus once pregnant. The causes of infertility can vary widely, so discussing your situation with a PHC Lake Norman OBGYN provider can help you on your journey to becoming pregnant. Although risk factors for infertility for women and men can include smoking, alcohol, poor diet, obesity, age, disease and other health problems, only a thorough exam can help diagnose issues affecting fertility.