It is an accepted fact that the problem of infertility is rising alarmingly these days. There are various reasons for it - lifestyle issues, stress and postponement of pregnancy are among the most common factors for it. Though there are various treatment available for infertility issues, it is always best to conceive naturally and it helps to be clear about exactly when you need the infertility treatment.
The first thing that you need to know is that it is perfectly normal for a couple to take six months to one year of trying, without contraception, for conception. They should not expect the conception to happen in the first month itself. If you are under 35 years of age and you have been trying for a baby for over a year and are unable to conceive, then you should see a fertility doctor. If you are over the age of 35 years and you have been trying to have a baby for at least six months without success, then you should see a fertility doctor.
In the medical world, we consider a couple to have infertility issues only if she fails to conceive even after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. It is because 80% of the couples conceive within one year, and about 90% of the couples conceive within two years. So only those 10% to 15% of couples who have a problem in conception even after one to two years need to have fertility treatment.
The most fertile days
The couple should know the most fertile days when they will have the maximum chance of conception. We need to understand that egg development starts from the second day of the lady’s menstrual cycle and around the 13th – 14th day of the period for anybody with a regular menstrual cycle of about 28 to 30 days is when the egg would ovulate, and that is the most appropriate time to conceive. Anything between day 10 to day 18 for regular cycling women is the right time to try.
One way to figure out your most fertile days are – divide your menstrual cycle into 3 equal parts of 9 days each (assuming a 27 to 30 days cycle). The first part (day 1 to day 9) and the last part (day 20 to day 28) are the less-fertile periods. Chances of conceiving in this period is low. The middle part (day 10 to day 19) is the fertile part. Chances of conception is higher in this period.
If there are the following warning signs, then we should see a doctor.
1. If you have irregular periods.
2. If the fallopian tubes are inflamed or if you have had a gynecological surgery.
3. If you have had a miscarriage and are trying to get pregnant or if you have endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, then also you can seek fertility treatment.
4. If the husband has had a history of mumps or any surgery is done in the groin area, then we should consult our doctor early.
You can consult our infertility specialists at GarbhaGudi as they can offer you a personalized fertility treatment plan.
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