Monday, June 25, 2018
It’s a question in the back of many couple’s minds as they think about starting a family: will we have trouble conceiving? Infertility is a sensitive subject many don’t feel comfortable discussing, even with their doctor. Because of this, there are many misconceptions and myths surrounding the topic of infertility.
“About 10 percent of women in the United States have difficulty getting or staying pregnant,” SouthCoast Health Obstetrician Dr. Odom stated. “That’s a huge number, affecting about 6.1 million people, and that number doesn’t even include men. It’s time to start talking about it more.”
To help pave the way for these conversations, we’re tackling some common misconceptions and general information about infertility. If you’re facing issues with your own pregnancy, keep on reading.
The definition of infertility is being unable to become or stay pregnant. This could happen during any steps of the process, whether it’s during ovulation or during implantation.
Being infertile is usually only diagnosed after one year of failed attempts to conceive. However, a woman suffering from many failed attempts to remain pregnant may also receive this diagnosis.
Despite common beliefs, this problem isn’t just about women. In fact, only about one-third of infertile cases include women, the second third involve men, and the last third involves both parties.
There could be a number of reasons you are struggling with this issue.
Again, a number of things could affect your risk.
While there many different types of treatments available for infertility, which you receive largely depends on factors such as your test results, the length of how long you’ve been attempting, your age, your health, and also your own personal preference. Here are just a few of what those treatments might look like:
If you’re battling infertility or experiencing issues with conceiving, call our experienced doctors at SouthCoast Health at 912-691-3600.
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