FIRST THING TO KNOW ABOUT INFERTILITY
We define infertility as “Failure to conceive (regardless of cause)after one year of unprotected intercourse or not able to get pregnant after one year of unprotected sex”
In societies where Family Planning and professional career are prioritized, some women postpone pregnancy until their 30s and beyond just for her career development.
As a result, these women may have more difficulty in conceiving and have an increased risk of recurrent miscarriage because fertility rates are higher in younger women and lower in old age women.
Counseling a 40-year-old woman to wait a year before seeking fertility services is inappropriate. In women older than 35 years of age, a complete evaluation after 4-6 months of trying to conceive is important because their response to treatment may be compromised due to diminished ovarian reserve.
Infertility is considered a common problem nowadays.
About 15 percent of women in the world ages 20-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
TWO MOST COMMON TYPE OF INFERTILITY
There are two most common types of infertility.
Primary infertility is when you are suffering from infertility and you have never been pregnant before.
Secondary infertility is when you are struggling to get pregnant, being not able even though you have had a pregnancy before.
DOES AGE AFFECT A WOMAN’S ABILITY TO HAVE CHILD?
Many women in her childbearing age are waiting until their 30s and 40s to have children. In fact, about 20 percent of women now have their first child after age 35. So age is also a growing cause of fertility problems in women. About one-third of infertile couples in which the woman is over 35 facing fertility problems.
Aging also decreases a woman’s chances to conceive in the following ways:
The ovaries become less functioning to release an eggs
The woman has a smaller number of eggs she left.
Her eggs are not as healthy as they should be.
She has some health conditions that can cause fertility problems for her.
She has recurrent miscarriages.
WHEN THERE IS A NEED TO VISIT A DOCTOR IF A WOMAN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT
Most specialists suggested at least one year. Women with 35 years of age or older than that should see doctors after every six months of trying to have a baby. A woman’s chances to conceive decrease rapidly every year after the age of 30 or more.
Some health problems with increasing age also increase the risk of infertility in females. So, infertile women should talk to their doctors if they have the following problems.
Irregular cycles or no menstrual cycles
Very painful menstruation
It is a good suggestion for a woman who is trying to have a baby to talk to a doctor before trying to get pregnant. Doctors may able to help you get your body ready for a healthy baby. They can also answer all the questions on fertility and give suggestions on conceiving.
Women with infertility should also make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist—a doctor who is a specialist in managing infertility. Reproductive endocrinologists may also be able to help a woman with her recurrent abortions, defined as having one or more than one spontaneous miscarriages.
JOAS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIX, Ikotun Lagos Nigeria, offers comprehensive infertility screening tests for both couples like Transvaginal Scan for uterine and ovarian functions, Ovulation/follicular tracking, HSG to evaluate the fallopian tubes, blood tests for hormone check, semen analysis, etc. We also offer a simple assisted reproductive procedure like INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION [IUI]. For an accurate assessment of your fertility situation, contact us at JOAS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIX, Ikotun Lagos Nigeria.
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