When you were in school, you were likely taught about the birds and the bees. The facts as they were presented to you were that if a man and a woman engage in sexual intercourse, the woman would get pregnant.
Infertility is deeply frustrating, striking at the very core of who you are, what makes you human, and how you feel about your body. Many couples spend years taking pregnancy tests at the very first sign of a pregnancy or missed period. Some begin testing as soon as the woman ovulates. So the faint pink or blue line on a pregnancy test can spark jubilation, especially if you’ve previously seen dozens of negative tests. Yet false positives do happen. Medications can cause false positive pregnancy tests, turning your hope and jubilation into despondence and disappointment.
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.
Can a gynecologist test for infertility? The answer might be more complex than you expect. That’s because infertility is a symptom, not a single diagnosis. So while your gynecologist might be perfectly qualified to test for, and even treat, certain types of infertility, your gynecologist doesn’t have the skills necessary to treat other forms of infertility. And because a person can have several different factors playing a role in infertility, even if they do have a type of infertility a gynecologist can treat, their doctor can easily miss other forms of infertility.
It can be a very difficult thing when you're having trouble conceiving a child. Many couples have experienced a lot of stress in their relationships over the disappointment of months going by without conception taking place. At some point on your journey of trying to achieve pregnancy, you might wonder if there is anything you can do to better your chances of conceiving.
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 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.
When struggling to achieve pregnancy, there are a number of questions that often come into the mind. One of the questions we’ve heard many times is in reference to weight and infertility, and whether or not they are related. The answer to this is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no. However, in this post we’ll explore the subject in depth to give you some insight, and hopefully answer many of the other questions surrounding this complex issue.
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.
Once you have decided to start a family it’s crushing when it becomes difficult. This is your time, and we get that. You are ready to have a child and you want to do everything you can to make it happen. It is not abnormal to have difficulty conceiving. According to The Mayo Clinic, 10-15% of couples in the US are infertile. There are many reasons a woman could be struggling. If you are wondering whether or not you are one of these women, consider if the following conditions might have some relation to you.