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Being a mother for the first time, I must say my son is one of the biggest blessings I ever had. He completes the family, me and his dad dream of. He brings so much joy and happiness to us.
After 7 years, we are planning to have another bundle of joy. I want a twin actually but whatever God will give us as long as the baby will be healthy, that would be okay. Surely another baby will double our happiness
But for a working mom like me, conceiving can be challenging. This is because work stress can cause infertility problem. Infertility is a condition that affects approximately 1 out of 6 couples and its diagnosis maybe given to a couple that has been unsuccessful in trying to conceive in a year time. In female, infertility’s most common causes include ovulation problem, damage in fallopian tubes or uterus, or cervix problem. Age also may contribute to infertility because infertility decreases naturally as woman ages.
Infertility caused by problems in ovulation maybe due to hormonal imbalance, a tumor or cyst, eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, alcohol or drug abuse, thyroid gland problems, obesity and stress. As I have mentioned, for a working mom like me, stress is maybe my number problem when trying to conceive again. But we shouldn’t worry because whatever it is that causing woman’s infertility, we have Growing Generations that provides various treatment options.
Various treatment options include:
Fertility Drugs is often use as the first option for women with infertility problems. Fertility drugs work by triggering their body to release reproductive hormones that control ovulation process.
Artificial Insemination, a process wherein the sperm is directly deposited to the uterus with the use of thin catheter thru a process called intrauterine insemination (IUI). Artificial Insemination is an option for couple who can have direct contact due to disability or for same sex couples.
Egg Donation thru in vitro fertilization (IVF). In vitro fertilization is a process of extracting egg from the donor and have it fertilized in the laboratory with the partner's sperm before being implanted in the uterus.
Surgery is an option in cases when infertility problems is caused by blocked fallopian tubes, to remove cyst, or for other reproductive abnormalities, which may increase the chance of conceiving naturally.
Surrogacy is suitable for couples who are not capable of safely carrying a full term pregnancy and is also for same sex couples. Surrogacy happens when another woman carries and gives birth to a couple's baby. The process may be in vitro fertilization of the parents embryo or artificial insemination using father's sperm or from a donor.
Intrafallopian Transfers is being used when the man has a low sperm count and the woman's fallopian tubes are not blocked or damaged. This is also an option if IVF failed or when objected due to religious belief. Intrafallopian Transfers has two main types: Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), where the egg and sperm are placed in fallopian tubes for its natural ferilization; and Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), where the multiple eggs are collected from the ovaries then combined with sperm to fertilized in the laboratory and the zygotes (fertilized eggs) are inserted in the fallopian tubes.
To have an idea how to start fertility treatment click here. And for more information on various fertility treatments and its costs, click here.
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