Throughout our entire infertility journey, it has been hard not to be consumed by guilt. There are a hundred things one could feel guilty about during this process. As an Irish American Catholic woman, guilt seems to be something I cannot avoid! I have watched generations of some of the best guilt sufferers and guilt encouragers in action. In an attempt to let go of my guilt, I want to list all of the things I feel guilty about.
What a month it has been! I have been struggling to find the words to sum up the emotional roller coaster I have been through after completing our last chance IVF. It is surreal to me that this process, which has taken months to prepare for, is now behind us. As my husband and I went through this process, the world was caught up in its own emotional roller coaster, rooting and praying for the 33 miners in Chile who were trapped a half mile below the earth’s surface for almost ten weeks.
When you and your partner are trying to conceive, your man's sperm quality comes into play. His lifestyle choices and his exposure to environmental factors can affect sperm quality and his fertility. You can help your partner do all he can to maximize his fertility.
If you have been trying to conceive for awhile, you may be ready to get some help. If the idea of drugs and medical intervention makes you or your wallet shudder, you might be thinking about trying herbal treatments. Even if you've just started trying to conceive, you might be interested in increasing your chances, with herbal treatments. Before you begin any self-treatment, review your plan with your health care provider.
Clomid is the brand name of clomiphene, a drug that doctors prescribe to treat infertility in women and in men. Clomid stimulates hormones in your brain to get your ovaries to release one or several eggs each month. For men, Clomid prompts the pituitary gland to produce a hormone that tells the testicles to produce testosterone, which could produce more sperm. Clomid is generally well-tolerated, according to Drugs.com. Any side effects are usually mild and stop once you discontinue the drug.
You and your partner want to have a child. So far, your attempts have not been successful. In some cases, infertility is caused by an imbalance of hormones, either in the woman, which affects ovulation, or in the man, which affects sperm count and quality. If you and your spouse are having trouble conceiving, talk to your doctor about pills for male fertility.
About 15 percent of couples are infertile, reports MayoClinic.com. In 20 percent of these cases, the infertility problems come solely from the male and, in an additional 30 to 40 percent of cases, infertility is a combination of male and female problems. If you are having problems conceiving, you want to be aware of male infertility symptoms.
About 15 out of every 100 couples are unable to conceive, according to the Mayo Clinic -- and in 50 percent of the cases, it is because the male is infertile. Male infertility is caused by several things, including low sperm counts and structural issues in the urethea or testicles. Understanding what treatments are available to treat male infertility can reduce your stress level regarding you and your partner's desire to have children.
You may want to have a baby more than anything else in the world right now. But, despite repeated attempts, you and your partner have been unable to get pregnant. Fortunately, several infertility treatments exist that address a wide variety of fertility problems. You might have difficultly ovulating, a low sperm count or conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.
If you are having trouble conceiving a child, you don't have to give up hope. Depending on the cause of your infertility, you may be able to find a cure that works for you. Talk to your doctor about the methods that may work in your particular case and have patience--getting pregnant can take a long time even with a little help.