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How To Get Pregnant, Pregnancy & Infertility Help
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In today's difficult economy, many people have delayed the dates of major landmark events in their lives. Some examples of these include going off to attend college, getting engaged and married, buying a home, and having a baby.
Though it makes good financial sense to wait until you are well-
This is a large part of why the rate of infertility problems has risen to as high
as eleven percent of the population, with over two million couples seeking help from
fertility specialists each year. The good news is that although the statistics may
be daunting, there are many different technologies available that have proven to
be very effective in helping those who are trying to get pregnant.
If you are trying to get pregnant fast and you have been unsuccessful, there may be many different reasons for your difficulties; these include ovarian issues such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) or ovarian failure due to age or genetics; tubal problems such as scar tissue in the fallopian tubes or endometriosis; insufficiency of the sperm which can mean that they don't swim fast enough or there aren't enough, or many other reasons.
If you're healthy and under the age of thirty five and you've been trying to get pregnant for a year without success, or if you're over thirty five and you've been trying for six months, you should make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinology specialist to determine what the cause of your infertility problem is, and start working with them on a solution.
Available options include taking medication such as fertility drugs that stimulate
the ovaries, interventions such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization,
and even the use of egg or sperm donors.
One side effect of the rising incidence of infertility issues is that many people who were having trouble having one baby end up pregnant with twins, triplets or more.
This is because the application of many of the different fertility treatments that are commonly used either increase the number of eggs that a woman releases or places a higher number of fertilized eggs in the uterus than would naturally be present.
Medications such as Clomid, which are often used for PCOS treatment and for other conditions that involve insufficient ovulation, stimulate the ovaries, often resulting in the release of more than one egg in a woman's cycle.
Since a woman usually only releases one egg, when more than one is released it increases the chances of having twins or triplets. Similarly, when a woman undergoes in vitro fertilization, the ovaries are stimulated to release as many mature eggs as possible, and these are retrieved for fertilization in the lab.
In order to maximize the chances of pregnancy, several fertilized eggs are replaced in the uterus. In some cases, if too many embryos end up maturing in the uterus, a selection reduction may need to be done in order to ensure the health of the mother and the chances of a healthy pregnancy being carried to full term.
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