Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Re­pro­duc­tive Medicine rec­om­mends that a woman

Woman's Era - - Short Story -

should con­sult her health care provider if she is un­der 35 yrs of age, try­ing to con­ceive since one year or more. At Akanksha IVF cen­tre we ad­vice cou­ple to stop all the meth­ods of con­tra­cep­tion and try reg­u­larly for 12 months be­fore con­tact­ing us. If you are 35 years or older. It is bet­ter to see a spe­cial­ist af­ter 6 months of try­ing to con­ceive. Age is one of the most im­por­tant fac­tor in de­cid­ing the re­pro­duc­tive ca­pa­bil­ity. Women’s egg sup­ply de­creases over time with both qual­ity and quan­tity di­min­ish­ing sig­nif­i­cantly af­ter 40 and in­creases the risk of in­fer­til­ity. At this phase of life it is not only about get­ting preg­nancy but also a vi­able preg­nancy as around 50% preg­nancy are dam­aged due to chro­mo­so­mal anom­alies. Here tak­ing help from a spe­cial­ist can help you in choos­ing the best em­bryo and re­duc­ing the above risk.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr School­craft wait­ing for 6 to 12 months is not al­ways pro­duc­tive in known is­sues like poly­cys­tic ovar­ian dis­ease (PCOD), en­dometrio­sis, pre­vi­ous pelvic or ab­dom­i­nal surgery, tubal prob­lems like in­fec­tions and ec­topic preg­nancy ( tubal preg­nancy), fam­ily his­tory of pre­ma­ture menopause (less than 40 yrs of age) or male part­ner is­sues like ejac­u­la­tory dis­or­ders.

In such cases ‘NOW’ is the best time to meet an in­fer­til­ity spe­cial­ist. PCOD women will have de­layed ovu­la­tion, ir­reg­u­lar pe­ri­ods. In such a case med­i­ca­tions for ovu­la­tion can save their time. Sim­i­larly, en­dometrio­sis is like a maze, once you have it you don’t know where you are head­ing to. Whether it is just a mi­nor is­sue or is it blocked tubes, di­min­ished re­serve or im­plan­ta­tion prob­lem which is com­ing in your way of get­ting preg­nant. A fer­til­ity ex­pert can best de­ter­mine its sever­ity and guide you to the right path of man­age­ment.

How spe­cial­ists can help

Spe­cial in­stances –

• Did you know that even if you had a cou­ple of preg­nancy test pos­i­tive but ended up in no baby it’s time to get a fer­til­ity work up? Two or more preg­nancy loss is cat­e­go­rized un­der con­di­tion known as re­cur­rent mis­car­riage. Cause can be ge­netic, thy­roid pro­file de­range­ment, im­mu­nity dis­tur­bances or anatom­i­cal ab­nor­mal­i­ties like uter­ine sep­tum. These con­di­tions will re­peat­edly cause abor­tions un­til taken care of.

• Can­cer survivors or be­fore un­der­go­ing treat­ment should dis­cuss about op­tions for their fer­til­ity preser­va­tion with the spe­cial­ist as can­cer it­self as well as surgery, chemo­ther­apy or ra­di­a­tion can af­fect ga­metes that is sperm or ova.

• If you are plan­ning to post­pone your preg­nancy, get your ovar­ian re­serve pre­dicted.

Life­style mod­i­fi­ca­tions –

At Akanksha IVF Cen­tre, we make sure you are do­ing all you can to max­i­mize your chances of get­ting preg­nant. Fol­low­ing healthy habits while wait­ing to meet a spe­cial­ist can be help­ful. Some of the women will con­ceive spon­ta­neously while oth­ers will re­spond early to the treat­ment. These are: Right BMI, Good sleep, Bal­anced diet, avoid­ing smok­ing and al­co­hol, reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, to be stress free.

Fer­til­ity treat­ments –

Don’t as­sume that IVF( test tube baby) is the only op­tion. There are far less ex­pen­sive ways to achieve preg­nancy. Treat­ment can in­clude life­style changes, med­i­ca­tions, surgery or as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion tech­nol­ogy. So, we will sug­gest you to meet an in­fer­til­ity spe­cial­ist in time. De­lay­ing due to fi­nan­cial and so­cial rea­sons will only keep you away from the won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence of be­com­ing happy par­ents.

How long should one wait be­fore con­sult­ing an In­fer­til­ity spe­cial­ist?

Preg­nancy is one of the most beau­ti­ful feel­ings for a woman. Try­ing to con­ceive can turn in to a stress­ful sit­u­a­tion if month by month urine preg­nancy stick shows a neg­a­tive test. In mod­ern world with late mar­riages com­ing in to prac­tice along with stress­ful rou­tine and en­vi­ron­men­tal tox­ins, in­fer­til­ity is emerg­ing as a fre­quent prob­lem among the cou­ples. If not han­dled with care it can take a toll on one’s life.

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