Fertility treatments

We’re talking about some pretty complex subject matter here. 

Given that, it’s no wonder that women feel confused when trying to make some pretty important decisions during their childbearing years. Before we provide guidance for understanding different treatment options, it’s important you get ready to take some salient notes.  

No matter what questions you have, it’s ultimately important to chat with a medical professional since they have expert training within these areas. It’s also important that you get pricing information for different procedures, so you gain a general sense of what you’re signing up for.

Some treatments may require you to make a few sacrifices, so it’s important to consider the pros and cons of each one. It’s a lot to take in, but careful research can help increase the chances that you’re happy with whatever decision it is that you make. 

And of course, you need to be aware of different factors that could cause roadblocks along the way. Some of these include:

  • Endometriosis which can cause scarring of your ovaries and fallopian tubes

  • Blocked fallopian tubes which may require surgery

  • Weight issues

  • Ovulation complications

  • Aged above age 35 – this number varies for each individual, however

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • STDs

 To help you understand the treatments that can be used for medical issues like these, we’ve listed a few so you can be better informed. 

Laparoscopic surgery

This surgery can be used to correct fertility issues like endometriosis, damaged/blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian cysts, and more. This treatment can also help to mitigate problems associated with scar issue that causes fertility malfunctioning. It can also be necessary for men to fix ‘varicocele,’ which is when a number of varicose veins complicate the fertility process. 


Introauterine insemination (IUI)

Yes, men deal with infertility issues, too. One treatment that can help them is IUI, a procedure that helps more sperm arrive to the woman’s eggs. This is because they are able to automatically pass the cervix, helping them arrive to her eggs more easily. 


Fertility drugs

Fertility drugs help your ovaries better function by stimulating them.  A drug that is commonly used for such is called clomiphene citrate, which helps make a pregnancy possible. 


Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

This injection treatment can help men with a low sperm count. It is used to help with the IVF procedure.


Egg donation

Eggs from a donor of a younger age are placed in the older woman. This helps increase the chances that she conceives in order to have a baby. This is often done when a man’s sperm are unable to fertilise the woman’s egg. 


In vitro fertilisation (IVF) 

IVF is a form of reproduction assistance that’s been around for years. Eggs are taken from the woman’s ovaries and then mixed with sperm in a laboratory. Fertilised eggs are then returned back to your uterus. IVF is often used to rectify issues associated with endometriosis, unexplained fertility, and much more. 

These are a few of the infertility treatments that are helping women conceive babies they may not have been able to otherwise. They can help ensure that the baby is healthy and can bypass several health issues between both the man and the woman. 

Infertility treatments have totally transformed our ability to take control over our futures. Women are no longer bound to just one fate, since a wide variety of treatments can help bridge the gap between their current situation and personal goals in life. 

Get out there and explore your options – we wish you the best of luck! 


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