If you were to ask any couple that has had problems conceiving, they would all tell you the same thing, they never imagined that it would be so difficult or that they would have a problem conceiving a child. If you are have been trying to get pregnant for over a year and simply can't, it's time to schedule an appointment with an infertility doctor.
An infertility doctor can do a physical exam as well as a case history to help you understand the "why" you haven't been able to conceive as well as assisting you with a game to plan to getting pregnant. There are numerous options available to you.
Conceiving a child is a complicated process, you have to know when you ovulate, body temperature, all of this stuff that you have to learn. And to top it all off there is no prescription, no recipe, no map to fix the problem. If you are stressed and frustrated because you can't conceive, it's time to see a doctor, an infertility specialist.
Your infertility doctor will also have a list of procedures or alternatives that you can begin to try. Your journey will begin my looking at you and your mate to where the abnormalities lie. Is your husband infertile? His sperm can be completely absent from the ejaculate or present, but in low concentrations. His sperm might have poor motility or have an increased percentage of abnormal shapes. Your husband might have functional abnormalities that prevent the sperm from biding to and/or fertilizing the egg. If your husband is infertile, then a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection may help you.
Reasons for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
• Low sperm count
• Sperm can bind and penetrate the egg
• Your spouse has antisperm antibodies
• Blocked male reproduction track
If your husband is the reason for infertility or if there is an unexplained reason for your infertility then you doctor may recommend a procedure called intrauterine insemination (IUI) where sperm is placed in a woman's uterus through artificial means.
To discover exactly why you are having problems getting pregnant, you should schedule an appointment with an infertility doctor today.