Seeking infertility treatment means learning a whole new vocabulary. You might have heard the term assisted reproductive technology (ART) bandied about, and wondered if it applies to you. Knowing your ART options can help you better understand your own body and weigh various options that may help.
Infertility can feel deeply isolating. Yet at least 6% of women under 44 are unable to get pregnant after a year of trying. You are not alone. Knowing that you are infertile, however, gets you no closer to treating the issue. Infertility is a label, not a diagnosis. Its causes are as diverse as the women who experience this painful experience. The good news is that, with the right diagnosis, a wide range of infertility medications can help you get pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby.
Few things are as startling or gut-wrenching for a couple as infertility. It can feel like the end of the world, as if your hopes of starting a family are completely dashed. But that isn’t always the case. Thanks to the miracle of modern medicine, fertility specialists are able to help many who wish to be parents finally bring their little bundles of joy into the world.
A million things can go through your mind when you're about to have, are considering having, or have recently had an intrauterine insemination procedure, also known as an IUI. A few of the questions that you might have included, but aren't limited to:
Women are often diagnosed with infertility based on how long they have been trying to get pregnant without seeing the results they are hoping for. If she has been trying for at least one year (or for 6 months if she is over the age of 35), she will be diagnosed with infertility. She may also be considered infertile after multiple miscarriages occur. Female infertility is the result of age, physical problems, hormone imbalances or issues, lifestyle, and environmental factors.
If you have been trying to conceive for awhile now with no success, one of the possibilities is, is that your thyroid could not be functioning the way it should. There are a lot of explanations for infertility in men and women, but not a lot of people are aware that poor thyroid function is one of them. Both males and females need a healthy thyroid in order to conceive and to maintain the pregnancy.
One in eight couples struggles with infertility. Nearly 12% of women have sought or received services for infertility. Infertility is tragically common. It’s also shrouded in secrecy. Many couples choose to suffer in silence, thanks to cultural stigma and messages about what infertility means. This can make infertility a deeply isolating experience. You might not know what to expect, or might think you don’t know anyone who has walked this lonely road before.
Most people think that IVF is the only solution when it comes to infertility treatment, but this simply is not true. There are many options for couples struggling with infertility, and depending on the cause of infertility, IVF may not be your best solution.
For most people, trying for a baby begins with a lot of excitement. You might find yourself shopping for baby clothes, planning to take parental leave, and wondering what pregnancy will be like -- for you or your partner. Working with an infertility specialist is probably the farthest thing from your mind. It might feel like something other people do.
For many couples that are struggling in their journey to expand or start their families, the idea of In Vitro Fertilization better known as IVF will come up. There are a lot of misconceptions about it floating around on blogs and in the media, however. Today, we’ll break down some of those misconceptions, and hopefully answer many of the questions you may have about IVF.