Once the decision has been made to try and have a baby, few things are as frustrating as the inability to conceive. The process of achieving pregnancy can be difficult for some couples, and it may be necessary to see an infertility specialist. One of the biggest concerns people have if their journey takes them to a fertility doctor, is what they should expect in a new patient consultation.
It is not an easy task to find a doctor that is a complete fit for you. On top of the overwhelming amount of options you are presented with, the subject matter that you are dealing with is already stressful enough as it is.
It may be startling that you have to turn to the option of fertility treatment. Most people want to find that immediate answer to their questions, and watching their friends have it easy makes the process even more frustrating. It seems like an incredibly extraneous approach to go to a doctor for help when it comes to something that should happen naturally. Yet, everyone has a different reproductive system. It just doesn't always work the way you think it should.
We live in an age wherein fewer and fewer topics remain taboo. In today’s world, so many issues are becoming openly discussed and debated for the first time, opening up the possibility for a greater understanding on all sides and -- perhaps -- even some necessary steps forward in the near future.
Looking back on where infertility treatment options first started out, doctors really only started making headway when they stopped considering it an issue that was put upon people by God. Up until the 1800’s, when couples had difficulty conceiving, the blame was automatically put on the woman and the sins she had committed in her past. Once doctors started looking at infertility from a scientific perspective, the bricks that would eventually become the path to in vitro fertilization started to be placed. To begin this process, they had to start with the basics.
You will find that any health condition you research online comes with a slew of myths and rumors that are incredibly untrue. They range all across the board, from little paranoias turning into serious conversations, to exaggerations and outrageous claims.
Maybe you just heard of a friend undergoing a surgery called hysteroscopy, or you have been told that this is something that you require yourself. The idea of this procedure can seem intimidating to women at first, but in truth, it is a minimally invasive surgery.
Starting a family is one of the most important decisions a couple can make. Of course, bringing a child into this world is fraught with its own unique set of challenges, and the significance of childbirth cannot be understated. However, for some couples, the struggle begins at conception.
Your biological clock is ticking. Odds are good that you have heard this phrase before. In many cases it comes from a well meaning family member that thinks you should get pregnant before you get too old. The question is though, is your biological clock actually ticking to the point that you may be unable to achieve pregnancy?
About 21,980 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. You may not have known, but September is a month that the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has specifically dedicated to spreading national ovarian cancer awareness.