Are you asking yourself if you need to seek help in getting pregnant? Here's what you need to consider about when to seek infertility treatment:
- If you have not become pregnant after a year of trying and you have had intercourse twice weekly.
- If you are a woman over the age of 35 and have not conceived within six months of regular intercourse.
- If the man has had very high fevers or exposure to toxic chemicals.
- If either partner has been exposed to radiation.
- If either partner has a history of sexually transmitted diseases.
- If either partner has damage to reproductive organs.
- If a woman has used an IUD and has not attained pregnancy within a year after its removal.
- If the woman has been on the pill for several years
- If the woman has a history of polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), any surgeries of or near reproductive organs.
- if either partner is the child of a mother who took DES during pregnancy to prevent miscarriage.
If you do not fall into one of the above categories, but suspect you may need Infertility Treatment for help in getting pregnant, look over these tips and give yourselves and your bodies every opportunity to do what is natural--to get pregnant.
Often a simple lifestyle change can make the difference. It did for my sister. After ten years of trying, she changed her diet and became pregnant within six weeks.
On the other hand, if you have tried consistently and done every natural thing you know to do, look into some of the following treatment options:
Fertility clinics and finding the right doctor. A woman can begin her fertility treatment by seeing her Obstetrician gynecologist for testing and treatment or a referral to an infertility specialist. A man would see his primary care physician and get a referral to a urologist for testing and treatment. Assisted Reproductive Technologies have helped thousands of couples achieve pregnancy. Or--through a surrogate--become a family with a child (or children) of their own.
Artificial Insemination is a simple process whereby a man's sperm is inserted either into a woman's vagina or uterus, usually in a clinical setting.
Fertility acupuncture is a series of visits to a licensed acupuncturist. Tiny needles are placed along specific meridians in the body to improve energy flow and to unblock areas of congestion. There have been some excellent studies demonstrating that acupuncture can be an important adjunct to a fertility plan. Fertility herbs might be thought of as ancient wisdom. For centuries various cultures have successfully used nature's wisdom to heal the body. Plants were man's only source before chemical medications.
For more information on infertility treatment check out the links on our home page.
Dr. Christine Strong, NMD
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