Getting pregnant is not as easy as it sounds – especially if you think you might be infertile. If you’re looking to learn more about how infertility is diagnosed and why it happens, then you’ve come to the right place. More and more couples today are being diagnosed with infertility. Learn more about these various forms of interfility, why some many of us are suffering from these conditions, what we can do to minimize our risk of infertility, and how we can still get pregnant if diganosed with infertility.
Menstrual And Ovulation Problems
If you are experiencing a problem with your menstrual cycle – such as not having your period after stopping birth control – and would like to find out how it might affect your fertility, or if you are just looking to find out more about how you can improve your chances of becoming pregnant, check out our FAQs page on fertility to find out more. While the lack of a regular menstrual cycle is not necessarily a sign of infertility, it can make timing conception very difficult. Women with this problem may want to consider taking the fertility drug clomid to help control their ovulation and increase their chances of pregnancy.
One reason for the irregular menstrual cycle may be PCOS. PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertilty and it affects up to 1 in 10 women world wide. Learn more about this condition and get information on treatments for PCOS. Find out how PCOS affects your chances for pregnancy and also learn more about the other symptoms and effects of this condition on the body. Infertility is not the only problem caused by this condition.
Also check out our articles on treatments for infertility like ICSI. ICSI is a treatment very similar to IVF except where as in IVF the sperm and the egg are combined in a dish and the sperm swim to the egg they way they would inside a women's body, in ICSI one sperm is chosen and inserted into the egg. This treatment is a great option for male infertility problems such as low sperm count and low sperm motility.
For more information on ICSI check out ICSI in depth.
Causes Of Infertility
Causes of infertility are varied and complex. However, there are several known conditions that may put you at greater risk for infertility. To learn more, check out our sections on uterine prolapse, endomestrioses, pelvic infection and uterine anomalies. For more specific questions about your infertility issues, check out infertility FAQs. Also check out our article on how gluten can affect fertility.
Of course, getting pregnant is only half the battle. Many women who have been diagnosed as infertile worry about their chances of being able to carry their baby to term. Put your concerns to rest by reading up on how miscarriage may affect you.
Finally, if you are considering becoming pregnant one day, you should know how your current lifestyle choices – such as smoking, obesity and delaying motherhood – may affect your chances. In addition, age can have an impact on fertility. Take a look at our article on over 40 and fertility.