Say Good Bye to Fertility Problems!
Baby-making seems a simple process, though it needs a lot of education and apprehension around preventing the unwanted pregnancy once you become sexually active.
Many couples dealing with infertility won’t agree to the notion that getting pregnant is as easy as deferring the birth control. Some fertility issues are more easily treated than others. In general, as a woman ages, especially after age 35, her chances of getting pregnant go down. But her risk of miscarriage goes up.
Coping with infertility isn’t easy!
If your age is 35 yrs. or above, your doctor may recommend you to avoid some of the steps usually taken by the younger couples. That’s because your possibilities of having a baby reduce with each passing year. On the other hand, experts in this field have made several advancements that have helped millions of couples enjoy parenthood and have babies.
Infertility is typically defined as a year of trying unprotected sex without getting any results. Infertility affects about 17% of the couples in Australia. The truth is that getting pregnant much harder than many of us believe. Traditionally there were some misconceptions that women are primarily responsible for infertility, though that’s certainly not the case. Women and men both can be affected from this alike.
Why are the causes of women infertility?
Irregular menstrual cycles are one of most common causes of infertility. Irregular or absent periods, excessive and prolonged bleeding, and “spotting” or bleeding between periods can all make it challenging to predict the time of ovulation to help couples make a baby.
There are also a number of conditions and diseases that can contribute to infertility. Weight and smoking also play a role.
Smoking can decrease the woman’s possibility of getting pregnant by affecting the ovulation, and miscarriage happens at a higher rate among the pregnant women who smoke. Stats tell that about 15% of infertility cases are because a woman weighs too little or too much.
Although many experts believe age is the main cause of female infertility. If you consider the fertility curves, there’s about 65% decline in the woman’s ability to get pregnant from age 30 to 40 and every two years [after the age of 40], it is cut in half.
Chances are that pretty much over the age of 44 female fertility approaches zero. There are a very few women over the age of 44 who are lucky enough to get pregnant with their own eggs. Age plays an important key role as the number of available eggs drops radically as a woman ages, similar to the chromosomal normality of each egg.
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While you are trying to get pregnant, your emotions can run from stress, excitement and/or disappointment. The longer you’ve been trying, the more extreme your emotions are going to be.
Understanding how infertility can impact your life can help you make sensible decisions about to get started and how you go about it.
Treatments for the women’s fertility problems depend on what may be keeping her from getting pregnant. Here are some of the possible problems:
- Problems with ovulating – Treatment may include taking medicine, such as: Metformin which is used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome and Clomiphene which stimulates your ovaries to release eggs.
- Unexplained infertility – If your doctor is unable to determine the reason why you haven’t been able to conceive, treatment may include Hormone injections, Clomiphene, Insemination.
- Damaged or blocked tubes – If your fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked, treatment may include a tubal surgery.
- Endometriosis – If mild to moderate endometriosis seems to be the foremost reason for your infertility, treatment may include the laparoscopic surgery to remove the endometrial tissue growth. Though this treatment is not the right choice if you are suffering with severe endometriosis.
Treatment for the woman
When a couple doesn’t respond to the surgical interventions or medication, they often turn to ART i.e. assisted reproductive technology. IVF (In-vitro fertilization) is possibly the most renowned ART technique.
IVF involves fertilisation outside of the body. In vitro means in glass (that is, in a test tube or laboratory dish). That’s when eggs and sperm are removed from each parent and mixed together in a lab to produce an embryo. Body mass index, maternal age, reproductive history and lifestyle factors can all affect the success of In-vitro fertilization, as can the feasibility of the embryo.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
IVF is generally used in the couples where their infertility is unexplained, or whose infertility is caused by the blocked Fallopian tubes. It may also be used where there are some issues with the ovulation or a combination of the factors responsible for infertility.
IVF involves taking the fertility medicines responsible for stimulating the ovaries in order to make more eggs than usual. When the eggs are formed, a small operation is needed to harvest them (egg retrieval). Each egg is precisely mixed with the sperm. This is obtained either from a donor r by the male partner masturbating. The sperm/ egg mixture is left for a few days in a lab dish to ensure the fertilisation of the eggs and to form embryos.
One or two embryos which are formed are then placed back into the woman’s womb using a fine plastic tube passed through the cervix. Any other embryos created in the laboratory dish are either rejected or, if you want, frozen for further attempts at IVF at a later date. You may also be asked to donate any spare embryos to be donated to other infertile couples, or to be used for research.
Around 1 in 4 IVF procedures result in the successful pregnancy of woman. The chances of success with IVF may be higher if:
- The female partner has been pregnant before.
- The female partner is under the age of 37.
- The female partner has a body mass index between 19 and 30 (she is in a good weight).
It is recommended that when IVF is used:
- Three cycles are provided to women aged under 40 years
- One cycle is generally provided to women aged 40-42 years if they have not used IVF in the past
You’re not alone
About 29% couples suffer from infertility, and if you’re also facing such issues you’re not alone.
To overcome this, you need professional help and the latest techniques including assisted reproduction to treat different types of infertility and to provide a chance to you to get pregnant.
About 3.5 million children are born worldwide using assisted reproductive techniques. Adding value to this, Fertility Solutions‘s facility is fully equipped with the innovative equipment and new techniques, which promise unparalleled success rate without compromising on the quality.