The process of getting pregnant can be a bit frustrating. Especially, when you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time without any fruitful outcome. You want a baby; you have been yearning to have one. But, no matter what you do, the absence of the red line on the pregnancy stick puts a damper on you.
Given that pregnancy is a natural process, one that takes you patiently waiting for it to occur, try not to stress yourself out during the process. Stress amounts in lowering the fertility, which will only delay your conception further; even if you don’t have a history of infertility.
As for the people who are dealing with infertility or lower fertility, it can be a roadblock in your way to becoming a parent. Couples going through infertility disorder are put through many physical and psychological challenges. Having each other’s backs would lessen the impact of the psychological blow, as infertility treatments may take longer than one may have anticipated.
Many treatments have been brought forth by experts around the world to give couples the joy of parenthood. These treatments help analyze the state of both male and female fertility first. It analyzes if the pregnancy could be achieved through prescribed drugs or medication alone. Or if the couple requires any advanced fertility treatments. Most couples are able to conceive through medications and bringing changes in their lifestyle. Others for whom these medications don’t work out are processed for advanced treatments.
When under a treatment, doctors run a couple tests to determine if it’s the female who needs the treatment or the male. Nevertheless, these treatments are engineered to help your dream of becoming a parent turn into reality.
Male Infertility Treatments
Surgery: One of the common causes of infertility in men is a varicocele. When the varicose veins abnormally start to gather on the testicles they result in low sperm production. This, however, can be corrected through undergoing a surgery.
Hormonal Treatments: Hormones are another cause for infertility in men. When the testosterone is not at the healthy level like it should be higher production of testosterone generates lower semen. This is absolutely curable through prescribed medications.
Sperm extraction technique: This method involves extraction of sperm through either surgery or ejaculating the semen out. A single sperm is then released into the uterus.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection: This technique also known as test tube baby technique, is used when sperm production is low. An embryo, the egg, is extracted from the female. This embryo is then injected with the sperm through a needle and implanted in the uterus.
Female Infertility Treatment
Hormonal Stimulation: Where a female is given pills to ingest based on the type of treatment required. The drug causes the pituitary glands to produce hormones that will further stimulate the ovaries that produce eggs.
Fallopian Tube Surgery: Ovaries release eggs in fallopian tubes. With this tube blocked, infertility ensues. These fallopian tube adhesions can be corrected through surgery increasing one’s chance of getting pregnant. Other surgeries, such as correction of a misshapen uterus is also practised to improve the chances of conceiving.
IUI: Intrauterine insemination is used when a female has PCOD(cyst in the ovaries) that causes infertility. Doctors release active sperms— not necessarily your significant other’s as he may have low sperm motility—in the female’s fallopian tube that later on gets fertilized and gets the woman pregnant.
IVF Treatment: In Vitro Fertilization is a process of injecting a single sperm in the egg of the female and implanting it in the uterus. Now, the mother herself can carry out this method of conception. But of her womb is hostile to home the egg, surrogacy is always the next best resort.
Infertility can be a lot of deal with. Doctors always make sure that the couple who are going through infertility disorder have the moral support they need and suggest couples take counselling through till the end of the fertility treatment.
Suffice to say, your child will be worth the efforts at the end of the day.