I am an Infertile Woman, and I Want to Have a Baby. What do I Need to Know?

Even after trying for a while, if you can’t get pregnant, you have come to the most helpful place since there are steps you can and should take. Being Infertile is not the end of the road. You can still realize your dream of having a healthy, beautiful child. Do not think you might always have to go for in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other costly procedures. It’s time to get some help when a woman under the age of 35 has been trying to conceive for a year, or for a woman over the age of 35 who has been trying for six months. If the female partner had more than one back-to-back miscarriage, she should see a professional. 

Start by visiting a Fertility expert

Make an appointment with a fertility expert. Go prepared with the below material for the consultation:- 

Go prepared with the following information:

  • Last six months period history – maintain this record even if your cycles are very regular. If you have maintained a fertility calendar or body basal temperature chart, carry that information. Please take with you any at-home fertility testing results.
  • Medicines list – Whatever medicines you and your partner are taking or have taken should be informed. Antidepressants and even over-the-counter allergy treatments can interfere with fertility.
  • Previously known infertility symptoms or risk factors you have.
  • Please list your questions; otherwise, you might forget them in front of the doctor. 
  • While discussing with the doctor, do not hide any issues such as painful sex, unwanted hair growth, or low libido. Any of these can be symptoms of a fertility problem. Do not limit only the problems of the women. Include any symptoms your male partner may be experiencing since up to 40% of infertile couples face male infertility.

Perform any Basic Fertility Testing

You can get basic fertility testing which includes:- 

  • Blood test
  • Semen analysis
  • Vaginal ultrasound
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy. 
  • Your doctor may perform a basic pelvic exam, pap smear, and some tests for certain sexually transmitted infections or diseases.

If you are feeling anxious and worried as you go through fertility testing, take support from friends, family, or a therapist. 

Basic Fertility Treatment can be done

The initial treatment includes medications such as Clomid (clomiphene); Femara (letrozole), a breast cancer drug that increases estrogen levels; or Metformin, an insulin-sensitizing drug used to treat infertility, sometimes along with Clomid. 

But your doctor may suggest surgical treatment if the test results reveal any structural abnormalities in the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other reproductive organs or endometriosis. 

But you can modify your lifestyle too for better results in your fertility treatments or for the medications to work best. These include :

  • Quitting smoking and reduced alcohol drinking.
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight if you’re overweight or obese (body weight influences the hormones required for fertility).
  • Dietary changes include cutting down on caffeine and packed or processed food. Make a well-balanced meal a part of your regular diet.

Find the best Fertility Clinic

Find a Fertility clinic which offers a comprehensive initial consultation at a minimum cost. The clinic must be conveniently located and have the best track record. The field of fertility treatments is advancing at a rapid pace. Hence the clinic must offer the best treatments. The skill and expertise of the doctors, consultants, and staff are crucial since every infertility case is different. When visiting the clinic, be very honest and open with the surgeons. Find out what treatment best suits your case, how long the treatment should be taken and the cost. Also, please consult your insurance provider about how much they will cover. 

Make a plan of action

Depending on the test results, your fertility doctor may recommend simple infertility treatments, such as intrauterine insemination and IUI, or complicated and more aggressive ones like IVF. IVF can be combined with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS). 

Maintain good emotional health

Do not think delaying treatment will reduce your odds of success, but this isn’t always true. One failed cycle does not mean the treatment won’t yield desired results. Give yourself three to six months to conceive. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can also take a break. Make sure you have a good support system in terms of family, friends and the medical team to discuss physical and emotional issues.

The fertility clinic will not leave you just after the surgery or fertility treatment. We at ZIVA fertility centers are with you till the end – from the time you conceive and till the time you deliver a baby. We will help you understand when to stick with the current treatment plan and when to think of alternatives. 

There is no need for heartbreak if you are Infertile. There are many treatment options available. Please discuss with us if you are thinking about any of these options. Visit us at https://zivafertility.com/ or reach us at +91-9100002737, +91-9392834024, or Info@zivafertility.com.

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