Try, try and try again. Yet, still no bun in the oven. When is it time to seek fertility help? Read on to find out!
You’re pacing in the bathroom, waiting for the time to be up, so that you can see the results of the umpteenth pregnancy test you have taken this year. Tick tock, only a few moments to go.
You stare blankly at the little stick in your hand, nothing. You refrain from going ballistic and throwing things around the room. You grow even more frustrated as you realize you are still holding onto something, that only moments ago you wee-ed on. How could this be, you really thought that this time would be different?
You collapse in a heap on the floor, unable to control the tears brought on by sadness, loss and frustration.
If the above trauma sounds familiar and the thought of trying again makes you want to envelope yourself in a blanket, rocking with your thumb in your mouth, then it is perhaps time to seek help, the professional kind.
It might be time to seek out a fertility specialist. How do you know when the time has come to get fertility help?
Fertility Help: About Infertility
Infertility is primarily referred to as the biological inability of a man or woman to contribute to conception. Women are infertile if they are unable to carry a baby to full term.
Infertile? Me? What? Never
If you have been trying for a baby and have never made it past the bathroom episode, then chances are, you are infertile and you should consider getting fertility help in this regard. Speak to your doctor and go for all the relevant fertility tests.
If, for a change, these results are positive and you or your partner has a fertility problem, the best advice is to accept the condition and get started on possible treatments that will increase your chances of having a baby. You may want to review some of the latest research on conception & new fertility methods available.
Talk to your doctor about possible fertility treatments that are available to you and your condition. Don’t get discouraged, persistence is golden. Some couples find it comforting to know what is causing their inability to fall pregnant.
The issue of fertility is a very private matter and so many couples are uncomfortable with talking about this issue. You are not alone, a vast number of couples have resorted to using fertility specialists as a way of expanding their family.
When to Seek Fertility Help
Time it Right
Infertility is a common thing; at least 1 in 6 couples are unable to have babies. Having a baby is all about timing, the egg and the sperm need to meet during ovulation for a new life to begin. Pregnancy is difficult for so many people.
Time is also important in terms of age and how long you should try for, before seeking out fertility help. If you are over the age of 35 and have been trying unsuccessfully to have a baby for 6 months, it is time to seek help. If you are under 30 and have been trying for a baby for a year, but with no luck, it is time to get help.
Don’t take your time when it comes to looking for fertility help. Waiting too long can result in no baby at all.
When Should Women Seek Fertility Help?
According to BBC Health, women need to seek fertility help, if
- You are over 35. Fertility declines significantly in the years that follow
- You have pelvic inflammatory disease
- You have irregular periods
- You have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- You have had previous ectopic pregnancies
- You have STD’s such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea
- You have endometriosis
- You have had more than 3 miscarriages
- You have had gynecological surgery
- When Should Men Seek Fertility Help?
- Having an infection affecting the testicles, such as mumps
- Have had surgery for undescended testicles
- Have an STD
- Premature ejaculation
- Difficulty keeping an erection
- A job that involves radiation and contact with chemicals.
- Low Sperm Count
If both you and your partner are starting to feel desperate, and no matter how hard you try, you cannot fall pregnant, then it is time to seek fertility help. However, don’t be too hasty. Conception is a wonderful thing. Give yourselves time to get it right. See your doctor before you self diagnose and become more stressed.
Stress is another factor that could be affecting your ability to conceive. However, if the unfortunate news comes, be prepared for a long list of emotions, feeling of loss and guilt.
We All Need a Little Help
With today’s medical advances, you could have a baby in no time. After almost a year of trying and frustration, it might be time to consider turning to medicine and putting your future family’s fate in the hands of your doctor. All you need to complete your happy life is to have a baby.
Although, infertility is embarrassing for many people, it is very common and affects a number of couples. Talk to your fertility specialist about all the possible options available to you.
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