Thinking about infertility treatment can be a little premature just a few months into a couple’s efforts to conceive a child.
After six months, it may be time to at least speak to your doctor just for some preliminary testing. This is when both the male and female should undergo some preliminary infertility testing. One of the biggest mistakes couples can make is to assume it’s the woman’s problem.
In about 40% of cases, men will be the ones suffering from fertility issues and the good news is that once it’s determined where the problem lies, it can usually be rectified.
The initial infertility treatment phase will commence with the usual exams. Your part in this initial testing believe it or not should be to maintain a positive outlook and not to dwell on the negative aspects.
Do not try to think to far ahead because this will only mess with your emotions. If ovulation is an issue then your doctor may recommend things such as therapy to induce ovulation. This will mean taking prescription medication and is an inexpensive treatment for infertility.
The numbers of women who experience ovulation issues in regards to infertility is quite high. Some estimates put it at 50%. These are usually rectified following the initial treatment and many end with a happy story to tell.
In the case of fibroid issues, surgery may be a requirement. You will be guided by your doctor here but if issues such as fibroids and endometriosis are hampering your efforts to conceive then surgery could be the initial recommendation.
Plan your treatment program with your doctor. In the majority of cases, the advanced infertility treatment options don’t come into play but if you happen to get to this stage, you need to really think about a couple of issues before proceeding.
Firstly, the cost of these advanced treatments is high. ART(Assisted Reproductive Technologies) for example are expensive.
Secondly, be clear in your own mind whether the expense will be worth it. By this, will it all be a wasted exercise if you don’t become pregnant. Consider the cost factors. Yes, this is an emotional time and you want your own child but commonsense must also prevail.
Consider the risk and success options and the odds of you actually being able to conceive against your financial commitments. It may sound tough but needs to be thought out.