Important factors to consider while trying to conceive
Usually the story starts with a couple that is desiring to get pregnant. They approach this desire naturally by trying to conceive but as time passes they seem to be far away from their goal. Typically around 60% of couples will conceive naturally without medical assistance within six months of trying. But getting pregnant, involves a lot more factors than we usually think. Making this process incredibly difficult for some. A couple’s fertility is linked to both partner’s way of life, hormones, health, medical conditions, as well as other important factors.
Infertility is not a disease
Infertility is a medical condition that prevents the reproductive system of conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy while attempting to conceive for at least one year without unprotected sexual intercourse.
Many factors like environmental exposures, genetics, health history, age, lifestyle are related to infertility. Data shows that around 50 million couples worldwide experience infertility.
This medical condition affect both men and women, but generally women are the first to acquire a proper diagnosis. Making this issues fall disproportionately on women. Frustration, anxiety, sadness starts to build up, generating problems in one or the two partners affecting the couples dynamic. This is when generally the women will sought a medical consultation to determine if something (if anything) is wrong with her.
Generally women will initially visit an OB/GYN on their quest to try to get pregnant. The gynecologist performs a through exam to determine issues regarding uterus, ovaries, hormones, pelvic infections, endometriosis, menstrual cycles, ovulation, etc. They can provide health advice, annual exams, pap tests and female reproductive health assessment.
Male fertility usually shows no symptoms, making fertility problems in males more difficult to diagnose. Usually they will seek a urologist/andrologist that will suggest sperm analysis to assess if sperm count is low or inhibited.
Time is of the essence when it comes to Infertility
Regularly man and women will stay in treatment with the physicians they initially visited. Many OB/GYN and Urologist will try to treat their patients with regard to infertility. In some cases some of these doctors have treated previously some other patients with some degree of success and they consider that this makes them a specialist on the area of fertility. However, if you are older 35 years or older, and have been diagnosed with a medical condition related to Infertility or have tried to conceive for a year or more without any success you should be visiting a Fertility Specialist instead of a OB/GYN. Gynecologist are not fertility specialist.
Important differences between an OB/GYN and a Fertility specialist
A fertility Specialist has received specialized training in fertility issues. To be certified as Infertility specialist they have to complete rigorous education and training that the OB/GYN has not. Fertility specialists continue their education and training specifically in the field of reproductive endocrinology and Infertility (REI).
If trouble is met while trying to conceive, visiting a Fertility Specialist is your best option for conceiving and carrying a healthy pregnancy.
Because Infertility is a multi-factor condition, finding a certified specialist that is highly trained in the field of advanced reproductive technology is of great importance to achieve a successful result.
FERTILITE – fertility clinic and reproductive medicine is a unique institution that bases their specialized medical practices in excellence, experience, integrity and care. The medical directors at FERTILITE are specialist in many fields of importance in treating infertility successfully. They are board certified in reproductive endocrinology and Infertility and have countless testimonies of happy parents they have helped conceive. They are highly trained in advanced reproductive technology and strive to create a warm, friendly environment with facilities with newest technology. Treating each patient with the highest ethical, personalized and human approach.