For many couples, having a child is one of the greatest experiences. Bringing in a new love into the world and starting a family, or bringing in additional love to your already existing family. Conceiving a child may be difficult for some couples and could require the help from a fertility specialist.
The thought of having to turn to outside help on such a private subject is scary for most people, but the fertility specialist is there to help you through this journey to starting your own family. The more you are educated on the topic the less stressed and more at ease with the process you’ll be, so we have compiled some of the most common misconceptions about fertility issues.
We should try to conceive for over a year before seeing a physician.
While the standard definition of infertility is having unprotected intercourse for a year without conception, many couples should see a specialist for a screening and diagnosis before this period of time. As you get older, the chances of conception decrease and does so drastically after the age of 35 to 38. Even if there are no medical issues with your fertility, it is a good idea so seek out a consultation to talk about some ways to increase the chances of conception.
Infertility is a women’s problem.
Women are not the only ones who contribute to infertility issues. Men contribute to about half of all infertility issues in couples. It is just as important for men to get a semen analysis and check up to determine if they have any fertility issues. Age is another factor that affects both men and women when it comes to infertility. After the age of 40, men’s sperm quality begins to decrease and there is a greater risk of genetic mutations that lead to chromosomal abnormalities.
It shouldn’t be that hard to get pregnant.
About one in six couple experience some sort of fertility issues. Even for a couple who does not have any fertility issues, it could take up to six months to conceive a child. As stated before, as you get older, it becomes more difficult to conceive a child. Infertility is more common than you may think and you are able to maximize your chances of getting pregnant by consulting the help of a fertility specialist.
Infertility is a psychological problem, not a physical problem.
Many people may tell you, “It is all in your head,” or “don’t think about it too much, it will happen,” but infertility is a result of something wrong with the reproductive system. While decreasing stress can help improve your lifestyle and improve chances of conceiving, it will not solve any infertility issues you may have.
All fertility treatments are expensive.
Depending on your diagnosis, infertility treatments can range, along with the prices. Your fertility specialist will consult with you on what they feel are the best options that will allow you to conceive. Sometimes the steps are more simple and inexpensive, and if those treatments do not work, you can explore other options. The ultimate goal is to start a family or add on to your existing family and the fertility specialist is there to help you along that journey.
Check out The Fertility Clinic of Las Vegas to schedule a consultation or attend a patient education seminar today.