Signs of Infertility
Different for Each Individual!
Having problems conceiving is generally considered to be signs of infertility. Still waiting to see that blue line? Lack of conception is attributed to many reasons.
These signs may tell you about infertility, but may mean different things to you and your doctor/physician.
Causes of infertility
Seeking information about infertility, can be quite overwhelming in the beginning. Therefore adapting the step by step approach may assist in keeping things in perspective. Here are some pages that may assist in your initial approach to understanding this condition:
What is infertility?
Most people know that infertility means the inability to have children, but its more complex than that. Some couples have no problem in conceiving their first child. After a period in time, they try for their second child, with no success.
This is termed, secondary infertility. Even though this may be their first encounter with this condition.
Finding out about secondary infertility can be just as devastating as normal infertility. In our modern Western world, many couples leave having children, to their early to late 30's.
So even if the first child is conceived without any issues, secondary infertility, when encountered can be quite a daunting prospect.
Couples who have had children with other people, but are unable to conceive a child together, are termed with sub fertility.
So different names for different situations, but the circumstances, or the signs of infertility may be the same.
The majority of couples achieve conception within 6 months of trying. If you approach your doctor for advise at this stage, he or she is likely to send you away with encouraging words to keep trying for another 6 months.
This can be a good time in a relationship, as much lovemaking is required.
Age is definitely a consideration for an older woman who produce less quality eggs as they get older. Infertility statistics show that around 90% of women in their twenties become pregnant within the first year of trying.
Women in their thirties have a much lower probability rate of conceiving in their first year of trying! Seek help from a doctor or physician if no conception takes place within the 12 month period.
There are emotions to consider when seeking assistance with infertility. This affects your partner as well as, family. Your sex life could be affected, putting strain on the relationship. There can be cost implications from investigations and treatments.
Most couples see children as an extension of themselves and as perpetuators of the family name and traditions. They have hopes and dreams for their children even before a baby is conceived. So emotions can run to a perception of denial of basic human rights, which can lead to coping with great disappointment.
All the categories, namely - "first" infertility , secondary infertility or sub fertility, will all be investigated with the same methods applied. They can be caused from any minor ailment, such as diet and infertility or a more serious condition, like low sperm count, or ovulation disorders.
Educating yourself about infertility is vital.
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