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.
If you struggle with infertility, you’re not alone. Twelve percent of women, and 1 in 8 couples, struggle to get or stay pregnant. Infertility has been a source of pain and struggle for as long as there have been humans.
In his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, H.P. Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” One area the fear of the unknown is prevalent, is with infertility. For most people struggling with it, there are several unknowns that leave them afraid. However, infertility doesn’t have to be scary.
When you’re trying for a pregnancy, your first two-week wait can feel like an eternity. Every twinge, tickle, and pinch could be a sign of pregnancy. You may find yourself endlessly scouring the Internet to understand your odds and improve your fertility. And in those first few months of trying, you might wonder how people who struggle with infertility manage to cope with endless two-week waits.
Imagine this for a moment -- You’re sitting in the bathroom waiting on the seconds to pass. You’ve been here before. It’s an all too familiar scene. You and your partner are hoping, perhaps praying, and you’re both anxious. You’ve done “all the right things,” and ultimately bought a pregnancy test. All you want is to see the two lines show up that let you know that you’re pregnant. Sound familiar?