Coming to Terms with Infertility Issues
Pregnancy and birth are one of the most complex biochemical processes humans are capable of achieving. Women must release eggs at a specific time of the month, and healthy sperm must encounter and fertilize an egg within a short time frame. This fertilized egg must implant itself in the woman’s uterus.
Sometimes, this doesn’t always happen naturally. Coming to terms with the fact that you might not be able to bear children is never easy, but there are some ways to come to terms with your infertility.
Most cases of infertility can be reversed at our fertility clinic using one or more assisted reproductive technologies. For example, Viera Fertility Center offers fertility-enhancing drugs like Clomid, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), tubal ligation reversals, and donor egg IVF.
Common reasons why women seek assistance at Viera Fertility Center for infertility include:
- Ovarian cysts that need to be removed
- Ovulation disorders
- Uterine fibroids
- Blocked fallopian tubes (typically caused by pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis)
- Congenital abnormalities involving abnormal structuring of a woman’s reproductive organs
In rare cases of infertility, a woman may discover after undergoing physical examinations and blood tests that she will never be able to get pregnant. Serious medical conditions are typical causes of permanent infertility. These conditions include childhood infections involving high fevers, untreated sexually transmitted diseases, trauma to the reproductive organs, and genetic disorders.
How to Come to Terms with Infertility Issues
Realizing your infertility is permanent means first realizing infertility is nobody’s fault. Don’t dwell on the angry voices in your head that say things like: “maybe if I had decided to have a child sooner,“ or “maybe if I had taken better care of my health.“ Neither of these things are true and none of them have anything to do with being unable to get pregnant.
Getting trapped in patterns of negative, illogical thought processes makes any matter worse. Instead of reprimanding yourself about something that is out of anybody’s control, start looking forward to what you are going to do to help you cope with infertility.
Communicate to spouses, family members, and close friends about how you feel. Getting support from loved ones is a good start. Although you may feel like isolating yourself, don’t let this self-imposed isolation continue for more than a few days. Find a support group on the Internet or locally to meet other women who are adjusting to their infertility.
Options for Women with Infertility
All is not lost when you face issues with infertility. Adoption is just one of many options for women who want to raise a child but cannot get pregnant. Gestational surrogacy is another option that, although nontraditional, can be done with the help of legal counsel and organizations specializing in gestational surrogacy.
A gestational surrogate is a woman usually in her 20s or early 30s who undergoes intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization. This is for the purpose of bearing a child for another woman and her partner. Embryos implanted in the uterus of a gestational surrogate are developed using a woman’s eggs, donor eggs, and the father’s or donor’s sperm.
Women with ovaries that produce healthy eggs may consider gestational surrogacy. If you’re a woman with problems getting pregnant full-term, you may also see gestational surrogacy as a solution to having a family.
Fertility Treatment Options
With so many effective assisted reproductive technologies available, the majority of women who have experienced infertility for one year eventually achieve pregnancy using IVF, IUI, fertility drug therapy, and hormone therapy. At Viera Fertility, we can help you explore your options as you come to terms with infertility. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our understanding fertility clinic doctor.