Many couples and individuals struggle with infertility issues. Friends and family try to be helpful and offer consolation but often do not truly understand the struggle. Some suggest reasons or advice without truly understanding the disease. Unfortunately, much of this “helpful” information is usually incorrect. The best way to know what is right and wrong is to seek medical advice from a qualified clinic specialized in fertility consulting in Canada.
Here are some false myths and bad advice you may hear, and most importantly, why they’re wrong!
False: Fertility is a Women’s Issue.
It sure is not! In reality, infertility in women occurs about 35% of the time and in males about 35% of the time as well. In 20% of the time, it results from both parties’ problems. Sadly, the last 10% is simply unexplained. So if you are having difficulty, both the man and woman must be evaluated during the initial examinations.
False: Just relax.
Infertility is a condition in the reproductive system. While emotions play a significant part in our coping ability, infertility is not psychological. While taking a cruise or finding ways to relax are great, they won’t solve infertility.
False: It’s easy to get pregnant.
While some women conceive without difficulty, many women have the opposite experience. Age plays a major factor. At 30, a woman has a 20% chance of conceiving, but at 40, her chances drop to 5%. There are other factors that will also play a part other than age. If you have been trying to get pregnant with no luck for over six months, it is time to talk to your doctor.
False: Just Adopt.
Adoption is a wonderful way to form a family, but it is not for everyone. Adopting is also not easy to do for some individuals, as there are a number of rules and regulations around the process.
False: Give it a year.
The definition of infertility is one year of unprotected intercourse without conception. However, this is not the standard and is not good advice for women with a history of irregular periods, endometriosis, fibroid tumours, successive miscarriages, or advanced maternal age. Those women should seek medical interventions when they are ready for pregnancy. If either party knows of or suspects any physical issues, they should seek medical attention at the outset.
Truth: Infertility can be curable.
Most infertility cases are treatable with medical interventions like medications, surgery or techniques like in vitro fertilization. They are sensitive about infertility that may occur, so there is not much discussion. In reality, about one in six couples have difficulty conceiving.
Fertility Consulting in Canada
If you are dealing with infertility, there are many options available to you. Intended parents can consult with our fertility specialists, who will help them determine the cause of your infertility and recommend a course of treatment. There are also many other options available to help you conceive, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination and surrogacy. Contact us for more information!