Knowing When Fertility Help Is Right for You
Getting pregnant is not as easy as many people think. Even though a woman is fertile several days out of the month, her chances of getting pregnant are lower if she does not have sex around the time that she ovulates. That is why healthy couples who do not use contraception only have about a 20 percent chance of getting pregnant each month.
When to Seek Help
The good news is that most couples will be able to get pregnant within a year of trying. If you and your partner are under the age of 35, you do not need to seek medical help until you have been trying to get pregnant for at least a year. You and your partner should seek fertility treatment after six months if both of you are over the age of 35. Medication, artificial insemination, and In Vitro are some of the most widely-used infertility treatments.
Many cases of infertility can be attributed to irregular ovulation. If you are not ovulating regularly, your doctor may prescribe a medication to induce ovulation. Clomid is one of the most frequently prescribed medications. Approximately 80 percent of women who take Clomid will ovulate.
Low-sperm count or poor sperm quality are two of the many possible causes of male infertility. Artificial insemination is a treatment option that is recommended for women who ovulate normally, but have a partner that is infertile. Artificial insemination involves injecting semen into the uterus or vagina in order to fertilize the egg. The doctor will have to monitor your cycle very carefully in order to make sure that this procedure is performed around the time that you ovulate.
In Vitro is an infertility treatment that is growing in popularity. It involves joining a sperm and an egg outside of the womb. The Zygote is then placed inside of the woman’s uterus. You have the option of either using your own eggs or using a donor egg from My Egg Bank. Because In Vitro can be very expensive, it is usually used as a last resort. The exact success rate of In Vitro is widely disputed, but there have been millions of cases reported of women being able to conceive after getting this treatment.
Again, conceiving a child is a lot more complicated than many people think. Fortunately, there is help available if you and your partner have not been able to conceive naturally. Medication, artificial insemination and In Vitro are just a few of the many treatment options available.
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