One of the saddest and most life-changing decisions of my life was to finally make an appointment with a fertility doctor. My husband and I were both almost 40 years old. We’d been trying to get pregnant for over a year. We’d read enough pregnancy books and visited enough infertility websites to recognize the signs of fertility problems.
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You may feel overwhelmed and frightened if you can’t get pregnant naturally and you need to choose an infertility clinic. Here are five tips to help… Read More »5 Tips for Choosing an Infertility Clinic
No, infertility rates are not increasing. Here, fertility doctors explain three reasons infertility rates are not increasing — this is one of the fascinating morsels in 100 Questions & Answers About Infertility ! Women aren’t getting pregnant any less today than they did 50 years ago. This infertility book also explains why women aren’t conceiving babies.
“Approximately 80% to 85% of couples who are trying to become pregnant will successfully conceive within a year,” writes John Gordon, MD and Michael DiMattina, MD in 100 Questions & Answers About Infertility. “Thus infertility is defined as the inability to achieve a pregnancy within 12 months of unprotected intercourse.”
If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for at least a year – and can’t conceive – then you may be coping with infertility. For everything you could think to ask about infertility and baby-making, read 100 Questions & Answers About Infertility. And, read on to learn why people think infertility rates are increasing….Read More »Are Infertility Rates Increasing? Fertility Doctors Say “No”
If you can’t get pregnant, you may want to start researching how to find the best fertility specialist or infertility doctor in your area. These tips will help if you’re looking for a new fertility doctor because you’re disappointed with the specialist you’ve already tried, or if you’re brand new to the infertility roller coaster and are wondering if you’ll ever get pregnant.
“You’ve been trying to conceive and it hasn’t happened. Maybe you’ve been aiming for pregnancy for six months, a year, or three years,” writes Pamela Madsen, the executive director of The American Fertility Association, in What to do When You Can’t Get Pregnant. “Maybe you’ve talked about it with your partner, your doctor, your friends. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’re gung-ho about getting help and your partner is foot-dragging. Maybe you’re reticent, nervous, or scared. Everyone’s situation is singular. But there is one universal imperative binding all of us…the search for understanding.”
You may not find all your answers here, in a fertility book, or from your infertility doctor…but at least you’re trying new things! For an overview of everything available for couples coping with infertility, click on What to do When You Can’t Get Pregnant. And read on for tips on finding a fertility specialist or infertility doctor…Read More »How to Find a Fertility Specialist or Infertility Doctor