To have a child is one of our strongest desires. But when the long-awaited pregnancy does not arrive, doubts and fears appear. Having the support of our family is very important because they will be by our side at all times. But if after one year of trying to conceive a baby we do not have success, it will be essential to visit a doctor to deal with the issues of infertility and sterility.
We are not alone. Nine out of every ten partners of childbearing age reach pregnancy during the first year of trying and between 12 and 20 percent of couples have trouble having a child. Sometimes, nature puts some obstacles in the way, but can we do something to avoid them? Let’s start by understanding the origin of the situation.
Infertility? Sterility? What happens to us?
Sterility is the inability – both the man and the woman – to conceive, while infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term.
The most frequent causes of sterility in a woman are:
- Ovulation problems
- Obstruction or injury to the fallopian tubes
- Old age or some chronic disease
In the case of infertility, the causes are related to the difficulty of implantation or to the maintenance of pregnancy.
- Anatomical problems of the uterus
- Endometrial receptivity problems
- Endocrine diseases, of the blood or genetic alterations
Improve your habits. The consumption of alcohol, tobacco or other toxins, a diet high in fats or a sedentary life affect your chances of getting pregnant. The home remedies do not help to increase fertility.
Visit your doctor regularly: if you have tried to get pregnant without success or if you have had two pregnancies that have not come to fruition, your doctor could make a precise diagnosis that will help to solve the problem.
In the case of the woman
- Hormonal study. To know more about my fertile days
- Transvaginal ultrasound
- Other studies of images
In the case of the man
- Hormonal study
- Semen analysis
- Testicle and penis exam
- Ultrasound of the genitals
There is nothing to lose, because after the diagnosis comes the treatment. The treatment depends on the results of the tests, but in general there are high chances that you can finally have a child. The current procedures have very high efficacy from a hormonal therapy that can treat an ovulation failure, to a surgical treatment that solves an anatomical alteration of the uterus or of the tubes, going through various techniques of assisted reproduction. Cheer up!
*Content validated by the medical team of mediQuo.