How to Cope with Infertility

Gone are the days when infertile couples were compelled to lead lives without a biological child and were forced to choose adoption as their only option. Science has evolved to find cures for infertility and more than 35 percent of infertile couples go on to have healthy children by natural conception.

Treatment for infertility depends on the cause of the problem, it can be caused by either or both spouses and the treatment differs accordingly. Treatment ranges from infertility drugs to surgery and in vitro fertilization techniques.

When dealing within fertility one must also consider the emotions that come into play during the diagnosis and treatment phase.

Lack of ovulation in women is one of the main causes of infertility. Drugs help to combat this by increasing the ovulation rate to 80%. Some of the common infertility drugs include Clomid, Femara and Arimidex. All three drugs are known to have huge success rates and they are used to cure issues with ovulation.

Surgical treatments are used when there are issues found in the fallopian tube of the woman or when there are problems with the lining of the pelvis and the abdomen.

Intrauterine insemination is a procedure where the sperm is directly inserted into the uterus. This form of therapy is used in the case of male infertility and when the reasons for the infertility are not known.

In vitro fertilization is a procedure where the eggs are fertilized outside the womb. The sperm and the eggs are put together in a form of a nest along with nutrients and they embryos that form as a result of this are inserted in the woman’s uterus.

These treatments have quiet a huge success rate, however this diminishes with the increase in the woman’s age due to the changes in the hormonal composition in her body.