When you’re trying to have a baby, there is nothing more frustrating than a long string of negative pregnancy tests. At some point you might start wondering - “Is something wrong with me?” You might even wonder if it’s your partner. To help you stop the guessing game, today, we’ll cover the most common causes of infertility.
If you are under the age of 35 and you and your partner have been trying to conceive naturally for over a year with no success, your OBGYN will most likely advise you to see an infertility specialist. Same for women who are 40 years plus, only they should consider consultation after 3 to 6 months of trying to conceive.
Many people automatically think that infertility specialists will opt to treat you with in vitro fertilization, but there are other options available to you depending on the state of your health and what you may require. In vitro fertilization is an excellent option and has proven to be very successful for many couples, but you and your partner may not need such treatment.
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.
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.
It is common for women to have abortions with the hope to conceive later on in life when their situation is more stable. Still, the procedure is an invasive one and it is understandable that that fact may create worry about what the effects might be. If you have had one or more abortions in your life and are now concerned about experiencing infertility, it is natural to attribute any complications that you experience to those choices long ago.
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.
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.
There comes a time in every woman’s life when, suddenly, all of her friends are having babies. The place that you live and the types of people you are surrounded by can also have a huge affect on this, especially if that place is in the South. Southern families tend to hold true to the traditions of their loved ones, a big one being to get married and have lots of kids. So if you live in Texas and are having difficulty conceiving, you are most likely finding yourself in the middle of a lot of conversations that are far from enjoyable.
According to a recent CBS report, 50% of Americans are overweight and 30% of them are obese. Most people are aware of obesity causing hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. A less known fact is that it also causes ovulation problems and contributes to infertility in women. A study in 2007 revealed that women who are majorly obese were 43% less likely to be able to conceive than those of a normal weight. Many doctors do not consider the weight of their patients who are struggling with infertility.
Whenever infertility stands in the way of your family’s future, the impact inevitably runs deep and can lead to frustration, sorrow and even anger. When you and your loved ones are anxious to bring a new baby into the world, few things are worse than feeling like you may never see your bundle of joy gazing into your eyes.