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Did you know that 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility? If you’re one of those people, you may feel like you’re all alone – but you’re not. Infertility touches so many people and there are resources available to help you. By arming yourself with knowledge, you will be better prepared to face this difficult challenge and make better sense of your fertility journey. This blog post is for anyone who is struggling with infertility – whether they just found out or they’ve been dealing with it for a while. Keep reading to learn more.
If you’re a hopeful parent, infertility can be one of the most devastating experiences you’ll ever go through. You may feel like you’re alone, but infertility does not discriminate.
So what exactly is infertility? Infertility is defined as the inability to either conceive after 12 months of unprotected sex and or six months if you’re a woman over 35. It can also be used to describe the inability to carry a pregnancy to term, which we’ll discuss in an upcoming blog.
In around 45 percent of female infertility cases, problems with ovulation or the fallopian tubes are key risk factors. Terms like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis will be part of your standard vernacular as you navigate the waves of information as you continue to learn about infertility. Other causes include fibroids, and hormonal imbalances and age, as well as a variety of other factors including you may be contributing to such as health and lifestyle choices. Male factor infertility accounts for around 20 percent of cases.
For many hopeful parents, infertility can be a frustrating and isolating experience. However, there are many resources available to help hopeful parents navigate the challenges of infertility. With modern medical advances, there are more options than ever before for couples who want to have a family so don’t lose hope.
There’s no one answer to this question, as there are different causes of infertility and different ways to test for it. One way is to keep track of your menstrual cycle. If you don’t ovulate regularly, it could be a sign that you’re infertile. Another way to check is to have your doctor test your hormone levels. If your FSH levels are high, it could indicate that you’re not ovulating properly. Lastly, your doctor may also recommend an ovarian reserve test, which measures the number of eggs in your ovaries. If this number is low, it could mean that you have a lower chance of getting pregnant. It’s worth talking to your doctor about whether fertility testing might be right for you. Keep in mind questions like these that can provide possible clues as to what may be contributing to your infertility concerns:
If you’re diagnosed with infertility, you have several treatment options available to you that include medications, surgery and assisted reproductive technology (ART) like in vitro fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF. Ultimately, the best treatment option for you will depend on the underlying cause of your infertility. However, below we’re only going to cover the most common ART options:
If you are considering IVF, be sure to speak with your doctor about all of your options and what is best for your particular situation.
While infertility can have a significant impact on both men and women, the experience is often very different for each gender. For women, the physical and emotional effects of infertility can be devastating. Many women feel like they are “less than” because they are unable to conceive, and the treatment process can be both physically and emotionally draining. In addition, infertility can take a toll on a woman’s self-esteem and body image. The physical changes that occur during fertility treatments can be very hard to deal with, and the constant disappointment of failed cycles can be extremely discouraging.
For men, the experience of infertility is often more subtle. While men may feel just as frustrated as their partner at their inability to conceive, they often don’t feel the same sense of loss or failure. In addition, because most fertility treatments require sperm donation, many men feel like they are able to participate in the process in a more active way. However, infertility can still take an emotional toll on men, particularly if they feel like they are not being supportive enough of their partner.
It’s no secret that infertility can be a difficult and emotionally charged issue. If you’re struggling with fertility and don’t know where to turn, here are a few suggestions. First, try talking to your friends or family members who have been through similar experiences. They may be able to offer support and advice. Second, consider meeting with a fertility specialist. A specialist can help you understand your options and make a plan for moving forward. Finally, don’t hesitate to seek out counseling or therapy if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Talking to a professional can help you work through your feelings and find ways to cope with infertility. Whatever path you choose, remember that you are not alone in this journey. There are resources and people available to support you every step of the way.
If you’re struggling with infertility, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem that affects many couples. The good news is that there are resources available to help you cope with infertility and improve your chances of conceiving. Here are a few things you can do if you’re struggling with infertility:
While infertility can be frustrating and heartbreaking, it’s important to remember that there are many resources available to help you on your journey to parenthood. At Beverly Hills Fertility, we carried out a comprehensive pursuit to bring together the industry’s top medical and scientific minds in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients turned parents.
Beverly Hills Fertility was created to be a different type of fertility clinic. Physical and mental well-being are comprehensively addressed as we approach all of the issues patients face along their fertility journey. During diagnosis, therapy, and the inevitable “waiting game”, we make sure your voice is amplified every step of the journey.
We deal with hundreds of the most difficult cases of infertility each year, making us uniquely qualified to assist you in realizing your aspirations, regardless of your diagnosis. Beverly Hills Fertility is focused on investing in innovative technology and scientific procedures that lead to better outcomes and the fastest path to a healthy baby for families. All to give you the success that you deserve.
So don’t give up hope – with determination and the help of a fertility specialist at Beverly Hills Fertility, you can make your dream of having a family a reality. To schedule your consultation, click here or contact us at 310-855-3688.
We understand that you are likely experiencing a variety of emotions regarding starting a family with the help of a fertility specialist. The first information we impart to new patients is that infertility is common and there can actually be several reasons for infertility in a person or a couple. This is why we start with a full workup, so we have a complete picture with which we can base our treatment plans.
By understanding you and your goals for starting a family, we can provide truly individualized care. We aim to guide you through the process so you can make informed decisions and feel confident throughout your treatment process.
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