Struggling to start a family can be incredibly difficult on anyone. The placing of blame and all the unknowns -- infertility can cause more heartbreak, stress, and turmoil in a relationship than most other things can. At some point you may find yourselves needing the guidance and care of infertility specialists.
Trying to make a baby is an emotional roller coaster. During your first two-week wait, you or your partner might spend endless hours scouring the Internet for every sign of pregnancy. You might feel exhilarated, certain that a pregnancy is just around the corner. You may also feel a touch of anxiety, as you wonder if you’ll become a parent this month, this year, or even this decade.
It is not an easy task to find a doctor that is a complete fit for you. On top of the overwhelming amount of options you are presented with, the subject matter that you are dealing with is already stressful enough as it is.
We live in an age wherein fewer and fewer topics remain taboo. In today’s world, so many issues are becoming openly discussed and debated for the first time, opening up the possibility for a greater understanding on all sides and -- perhaps -- even some necessary steps forward in the near future.
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.