No matter how old you are, if you’re trying to get pregnant, you probably know that age matters. What you may not realize is that age is about more than a single number. There’s no way to predict any person’s fertility based on age alone. Some people remain fertile much longer than others, and individual factors such as lifestyle and overall health matter, too.
Infertility is usually tested between a couple when they have been trying to achieve pregnancy for 12 months and the woman is under 35. For women of 35 years of age or older, it is recommended that infertility treatment is sought out at 6 months as she only as so much time left before her ovarian reserve will deplete to the point that pregnancy will not be possible.
You tried and tried, and finally achieved what you’ve been working towards and hoping for. A positive pregnancy test. You go to the doctor overjoyed, but cautious. You want to be sure this is really happening. Just one little problem. You’re not actually pregnant. What really happened was you had a false positive pregnancy test.
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.
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?
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.
Infertility can put a lot of pressure on your mental and emotional stability. People don't always realize how taxing their hopes, expectations, and potential disappointment can have on them. Not only does your struggle affect your personal state of mind, but it can bleed into the health of your relationship with your spouse as well.
Realizing that you have something getting in the way of your fertility is one of the most frustrating things that a person can face. People spend a lot of time and effort making sure that they do not get pregnant in their early years, that not being able to get pregnant when you actually want to just seems unfair.
Everyone experiences life differently. Some have always known that they wanted to begin having children as soon as they could, while others chose to take their time and and see what stability they could find in life first.