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Difficulty Conceiving

The most important thing to do if you are having difficulty conceiving is to remember not to take this struggle personally. It may feel as if you are the only couple in the world who are having trouble starting a family and you may find yourself laying blame on any number of things and even on each other. One look at current infertility data will show you that you are most certainly not alone. Millions of couples around the world are struggling with infertility issues. The key is to use this time to strengthen your relationship with your partner and stay positive. With the amount of research and technology going into infertility treatments, there is no reason for you to abandon your dreams of having children.

The ideas of a honeymoon baby and conceiving on the first try are closer to an urban myth than truth. The fact is that it can take up to a year to conceive if you are under thirty-five. Women over thirty five may have an even longer wait. After consistently negative results for this amount of time, your doctor will start to look into infertility treatments. You might be surprised to find the solution is not as extreme as major surgery or in vitro procedures. Sometimes a pre-existing health condition may be to blame and treating it can increase your chances of conception drastically. If after altering your life style and examining your medical history you are still having trouble conceiving, you may need more intensive treatment.

What are your options when it comes to more complicated procedures? Remembering that the problem may lie in either partner, there are a number of surgeries that can correct any blockages or scarring in the fallopian or seminal tubes. These surgeries, especially those for the male, are often not too invasive and can increase your chances of conceiving up to sixty percent. Failing these, medical science has made amazing advances in reproductive technology and clinics worldwide offer in vitro services and artificial insemination. These procedures although somewhat daunting, have incredible results and many couples have had great success conceiving with their help.

Whether you chose adoption or a surrogate mother, there are so many ways to start a family. Of course, learning that you need extensive treatment or even that your infertility is insurmountable can be emotionally weighty but try to remember that with so many options, there is nothing standing in the way of your starting your new family. It simply may take a little more time and effort than you expected.


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