Curing Your Fertility Problems

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services consider a woman or couple "infertile" after a year of trying to get pregnant. The year time frame does not apply for women over the age of 35. If you are over the age of 35, you are considered "infertile" after 6 months of trying. Being told you are infertile does not mean you cannot get pregnant. Some couples do get pregnant without any medical assistance after the first year but many other women and/or couples do need assistance and successful pregnancies do occur.

Age does play a major role, as a woman is typically most fertile in her mid to late twenties but after the age of 35, fertility decreases while the risk of miscarriage increases. Aside from age, the source of fertility problems can be attributed to numerous factors. The most common cause attributed to infertility, about 50 percent of the time, has something to do with the woman's body. Within the woman, the problems can be many as fertility issues can be due to something wrong with her fallopian tubes, uterus, or her ability (or inability) to ovulate.

The next common reason is due to the man's reproductive system. If the man is the one that is shown to be the cause of the fertility problems, it is usually due to a low sperm count. Another reason for infertility can be attributed to uncommon problems such as exposure to certain chemicals or medicines or even diseases. Even after extensive testing, however, there is a chance that no cause of infertility can be determined.

For women and couples desperately wanting to get pregnant, this can be devastating new but there are fertility treatment options available that can lead to a successful pregnancy. Despite these advances, you should carefully think about which option is best for your situation and be prepared for the strong emotions that are usually involved in this process.

You should also considered what's called "fertility awareness" before taking steps to undergo fertility treatments. Fertility awareness just means that you should be educated to recognize the physical signs of ovulation. Charting your basal body temperature is a common method as is distinguishing the changes in the consistency of the cervical mucus. It is possible that you have just been missing your most fertile days when trying to conceive and this is not an uncommon coincidence.

If these methods do not help, seek medical assistance. A physical exam is typical for both partners as it can determine if there is anything physically wrong with your body and your partner's body.

Getting pregnant is possible and many women have successfully brought a baby into this world. Keep an open mind and keep yourself as healthy as possible. To learn more about curing infertility in women, please take a moment to read this article and please visit pregnancyover40.tumblr.com for more information. Good luck and don't lose hope.

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