Infertility is becoming a common problem among women in this modernized society. Researchers have stated that the issue of infertility among the Indian women is on rising by around 30-40%.
Infertility is defined as the inability of a female to get pregnant naturally even after 12 months of regular unprotected sex. When a woman goes through frequent miscarriages, it is also referred as infertility. Modern lifestyle and stress are the chief causes of infertility in many cases accompanied by other health disorders.
Knowing few things about infertility can bring a huge difference in your way to conceive a baby.
- Infertility is not limited to only women, men are also equally important and can have reproductive woes. If a couple is not able to conceive, both the partners must be examined and evaluated properly.
- Age is directly linked to infertility and women become less fertile as they get older. After 35 years of age, women drop the vitality and likelihood of conceiving each month. Hence, it is important to consider these issues and seek infertility treatment during early ages.
- If you are under 35 and fail to conceive naturally even after 6-12 months of unprotected sex, then it is time to see your physician. It is highly recommended to get tested when you turn 30 since the process of diagnosing the cause and deciding the right treatment may become complex as you get older.
- Seeing a fertility specialist does not mean that you will need an IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment. In most cases, less intensive therapies (IUI and ovulation-inducing oral medications) work effectively to conceive a baby.
- IVF is not suitable and required for all. IVF is the best treatment option for those who have severe endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes and a male partner with infertility issues are likely to receive IVF treatment.
- Unexplained infertility is another problem which can be frustrating for everyone involved. 40% of cases of infertility fall under this category. Unexplained infertility is referred as the situation where doctors cannot figure out the actual cause of reproductive woes even after precise work up for fertility in both partners.
Stress is another leading cause of infertility in women (especially in working ladies). Infertility makes you feel isolated and dealing with infertility becomes complicated further. Giving mental and emotional support to your infertile partner is imperative.