It’s no secret that women are waiting longer than ever to have children. In fact, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control, “The average age of women at first birth has risen over the past 4 decades. In 2012 there were more than 9 times as many first births to women aged 35 years and older than there were 4 decades earlier.”
There can be a lot of questions that arise when you are trying, but struggling, to achieve pregnancy. You may be thinking -- Is something wrong with me, or my partner? Am I getting too old? Maybe we’ve not been trying long enough. Could it be my diet? Perhaps I should try to relax more?
Your relationship with your fertility clinic is imperative to the amount of patience and self preservation that you are able to maintain while undergoing treatment. This is an incredibility sensitive time for you, and every staff member at your clinic should exude behavior that acknowledges this. It is not easy to find a clinic that you can be positive you can depend on and there may always be a little voice in the back of your mind asking if you should try a different doctor.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd Sunday of May. This day is meant to celebrate all mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and women who participate in a role of a mother in any form. The tradition was first thought of in America back in the 1800’s, when a woman named Julia Ward Howe organized a day that was meant for women to come together and discuss achieving world peace.
Having a miscarriage is one of the most painful things a person can be faced with and will undoubtedly cause them to worry about their future fertility. If you have gone through this yourself, you are probably wondering whether or not it is possible for you to get pregnant again and have a healthy baby.
One of the most powerful tools for any patient, regardless of their medical situation, is knowledge. Gathering facts, and educating ourselves on a variety of things is empowering. Infertility is certainly one of those conditions in which patients want to know as much as possible.
Did you know that every year states around the US organize special events to raise awareness about infertility? This year (from April 23-29) -- and this week in fact -- there will be art shows, book launchings, awareness walks, happy hours, meditation circles and more, all focused on spreading knowledge about infertility and the treatment available.
When pregnant, it can be very tempting to spend your extra time relaxing and giving your feet a rest. However, exercising is a much better solution to your aches and pains. It will give you the energy you require and help build to up your strength and stamina where you need it the most.
It is becoming more common for women to wait to conceive until the age of 40. Women all over the world have gradually become more confident about embracing their freedom during youth, focusing on career goals as they become more clear, and choosing to have children once they really are sure that the time is right. While it hasn’t become what you might consider the “norm”, there are many who have done it this way.
Something is making you contemplate switching fertility doctors. You may know exactly why you want to move on, or maybe you just have a feeling that it is time for a change. Finding a good fertility doctor can be quite a process, so it is understandable that you want to be sure it is time to do so. Plus, you have put your trust in your current doctor and they know all about you. You don’t want to just abandon ship on an impulse.