Fertility Infertility Issues

The greatest calling a woman can have in this life is to be a mother, but what do you do when you are having trouble becoming pregnant the natural way? How do you determine when it’s time to go to a fertility specialist?

For some it comes at the end of many years of trying to get pregnant, counting cycle days month after month taking your temperature and hoping and praying that both of you are in the same place at the same time if all falls in to alignment. Years of disappointing negative pregnancy testing can cause couples to come to the cross road of choosing fertility treatments.

For my family the right time was when we realized that there was something wrong. We started out going to the Ob/gyn for a yearly and discussing our options for getting pregnant. Due to a life time of cycle problems we knew that from the beginning there were going to be issues and problems. After several test to make sure my reproductive system was working correctly and getting negative results back it was time to look into how and what our next step was going to be. In our case that decision was taken out of our hands due to some inconclusive test results. These led to laparoscopic surgery to find and correct any physical problems. After a polyp removal and an extensive look at my uterus and ovaries and such to make sure that physically there was nothing wrong with my reproductive system it was time to look elsewhere for the problem. That led us to choosing to proceed with fertility treatments. It will be different for everyone.

When you do come to that decision to pursue fertility treatments there are a few things that you should look for when considering your fertility options.

The first thing you should do research the different types of fertility treatments and decide which you feel is best for your situation. Make a list of questions you have about the treatments and then take the time to find a good Fertility Specialist. Your Ob/Gyn can help you out. Interview your potential Doctor. Ask about all the options that the practice offers. Do they offer or provide for the type of fertility treatments you are interested in, or are they going to try to push a treatment that is expensive and possibly unnecessary. Not all women respond to all treatments the same way. Research and questions are your friends. Keep a notepad with you to jot down all the questions you may have about starting fertility treatments.

Most fertility treatment practices won’t let you just call and make an appointment. You should get a referral from your Ob/gyn to a recommend board certified fertility specialist once you and your doctor feel that you need specialized fertility treatments.

Making the decision to move to the next step is one that is very personal because most fertility treatments come at a high risk of multiple births. You should be ready to accept the outcome of your decision to get pregnant via fertility treatments. There are health risks to the mother as well as the children of multi births.

Most of all when making the decision to go to a fertility specialist you must prepare emotionally and physically.