American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommends that a woman
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.