WHEN A COUPLE CANNOT CONCEIVE AFTER HAVING REGULAR UNPROTECTED SEX FOR A PARTICULAR NUMBER OF TIMES.
Most people will have the strong feeling to conceive a child at some point during their lifetime. Infertility does not always mean you’re “sterile” – unable to ever have a child.
Fortunately, there are many safe and effective therapies that significantly improve your chances of getting pregnant. Half of couples who seek help can eventually have a child, either on their own or with medical help. Infertility may result from an issue with either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that interfere with pregnancy, which may include stress, obesity, smoking, excessive consumption of coffee, alcohol, to name a few.
The truth about couples with infertility concerns is that, in one-third of infertile couples:
- the problem is from the man
- the problem can’t be identified or is with both the man and woman
- the problem is with the woman.
Fertility declines with age in both men and women, but the effects of age are much greater in women.
Women in their 30’s are about half as fertile as they are in their early 20’s, and their chance of conception declines significantly after age 35. Male fertility also declines with age, but more gradually.
Studies suggest that after 1 year of having unprotected sex, 12% to 15% of couples are unable to conceive, and after 2 years, 10% of couples still have not had a live-born baby.
In couples younger than age 30 who are generally healthy, 40% to 60% are able to conceive in the first 3 months of trying.
If you’ve been diagnosed with infertility, or fear you may have trouble conceiving in the future, you’re not alone.The medical industry is forever making advances in this field.
Did you know that even if you are diagnosed with infertility, you may still be able to conceive? Book an appointment with your doctor and discuss your concerns.
Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000 to book an appointment with an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist