If you are ones of the million of people that are suffering from fertility problems, you’ll know it’s a tough thing to go through. You have the desire and drive to be a parent, but the biological aspects of the situation is letting you down. However, there are some things you can do about it. Read on to find out more.
Diet and Exercise
The first thing that you can do to improve your chance of conception is to to get your own health in order. This means sorting out your nutrition and changing your diet to a healthy one.
In particular, there are some things that you can eat to help your chance of conceiving. One of these is olive oil. This is because it helps the body to be insulin sensitive. Insulin resistance which is linked to high blood sugar can cause a disruption in your hormone making it harder to get pregnant.
Also raising our overall fitness can help. So some light to moderate exercise will be on the cards.
If you are happy with your diet, the next stage is to go and speak to your doctor and get testing. Fertility testing can help identify any problems that might be there so you can come up with a plan of action for dealing with them.
Testing usually includes the woman getting a blood test to check hormone levels. Also a scan of the reproductive organs and an x-ray of the fallopian tubes. For men, it’s usually just a sperm test where the mobility and percentages looked at.
Once you have identified that there is a fertility issue, it’s time to begin fertility treatment. One of the first steps in fertility therapy is to provide the woman with hormone treatment. This is designed to produce a conducive atmosphere for conception and pregnancy.
Hormones mostly work on stimulating the ovaries to produce an egg. Although some hormone treatment can also be prescribed for males with sperm count issues.
While hormone treatment is sometimes used on its own, its is mostly done in combination with In Vitro Fertilization Therapy (IVF). This is when eggs and sperm are extracted and then brought together outside the body. This allows a higher chance of conception occurring. When they have reached a certain stage of maturation, they are implanted back into the woman’s uterus.
However, not all IVF pregnancy take. There is, in fact, a lower success rate for the first time, compared to subsequent times. Which is often attributed to the fact that it takes a while to properly gauge the hormone levels needed.
Another way of having a baby is through surrogacy. This is when another woman offers to carry the baby for a couple. It takes a special type of person to become a surrogate mother. Before embarking on this journey, they must think carefully about the physical and emotional aspect of what will be required of them. But for a couple experiencing fertility troubles surrogacy is one of the most selfless gifts it is possible to give in this life.
Lastly, if you are struggling to have a baby, it is always worth considering adoption. There are millions of children in the world living in orphanages that need a loving and devoted home.