Time is of utmost importance if you’re considering undergoing fertility treatments. Women who have been trying to conceive for over six months to a year should not delay their fertility treatments, because the chances of conceiving may plunge even more as time passes.
But why would a couple delay such treatments if they eventually want a baby? Maybe they don’t want to step out of their comfort zone, there’s a fear of the unknown, a thought of financial pressure, fear of failure, etc. Patients also delay going to a fertility expert and seeking treatment for infertility issues as they are unclear of what options are available or they are going on living in a hope that they would get pregnant on their own or naturally. Believe it or not, the first step in the infertility journey is to acknowledge or accept your infertility! Don’t let fear sway your decisions and keep you from conceiving and growing your family. Now, is the right time – this time will not come back.
Here’s why you should not delay your infertility treatment:
Age affects both female and male fertility: Infertility is your inability to get pregnant after a year of trying, but in the case of women over 35 years of age, if they are not able to conceive after six months of trying, then it’s infertility. As age advances, both the quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs diminish. So, if you are in your mid-30’s, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. Timely treatment can enhance your chances of a healthy pregnancy and then delivering a baby successfully.
Studies have proven that the quality and the count of the sperm also start to go down as a man’s age advances. An older man may also have a higher chance of DNA damage in his sperm. These abnormalities may lead to the birth of a child who might have congenital disabilities or psychiatric conditions and might also amplify the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.
Preserve your fertility at a younger age: Women are born with their total amount of eggs and they cannot create more eggs throughout their life; this is termed as the ovarian reserve. If you choose to go with infertility treatment like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or maybe elective egg freezing, then eggs and embryos are preserved at the age of treatment and you may decide to delay your pregnancy. These eggs and embryos that are frozen can be used at a later time so that you can conceive successfully.
Timing of treatment: We, at Grace Fertility, understand that fertility treatments just can’t be conducted at any time. We plan your fertility treatment as per your menstrual cycle and when your body is ready. At, you might have to wait before your treatment begins. Your infertility treatment could take time depending on your medical history. For example, in case if you do not have a period or are not having a regular monthly cycle, then we make a treatment plan as per your individual needs.
Fertility testing involves time: As a first step, a series of tests are performed for finding the root cause of infertility and what treatment will be best for you. Some of these tests would be timed with your monthly cycle (for example, the blood test that is drawn on the third day of the menstrual cycle for testing the levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (E2), and luteinizing hormone (LH)). Your partner might also undergo a semen analysis and you might have to get some additional tests done depending on your specific health history.
Infertility treatment requires some time and patience: Infertility treatment takes some time, but it is definitely worth it when you get a positive outcome. It can be tough to get pregnant when you are suffering from infertility. Some couples also find it tough in conceiving the second time or when they are trying for their second child, which is called secondary infertility. So, if you consult a doctor and start your fertility treatment on time, then you will get closer to your dream of parenthood and there will be lesser chances of complications.
Infertility treatment may not be quick, but it is completely worth it
Conceiving is not always a quick or fast process, but starting your fertility journey sooner, rather than later, would mean that you will be able to hold your bundle of joy in your arms that much sooner.
We, at Grace Fertility Centre, are fervently committed to assisting you in starting or expanding your family in a loving and caring environment. Our team holds your hand through your fertility journey and helps and guides you one step at a time. Book an appointment today for a consultation or initial screening and don’t delay your chances of becoming pregnant.