Everyone knows that infertility is a challenging and scary thing. But for many women, it can also be a lonely and frustrating experience. Infertility is a term that’s often being used interchangeably with “unhappy pregnancy” or “pregnancy problem.” In other words, it’s often been assumed that infertile women are the ones who suffer from it. This couldn’t be more wrong. Infertility does not have to be a one-sided relationship; both partners do not have to suffer in silence. After all, the disease isn’t something that just affects one half of the equation! Read on to discover more about what infertility really means – and how you can take action to become the best possible partner you can be for your partner, your child, and yourself!
What is Infertility?
Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after a person has gotten their period. It can be due to a number of reasons, including the inability of the woman to conceive, a physical condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and a mental health issue called depression. When a person is infertile, they do not necessarily want to become pregnant. But the inability to bear children does not mean that there isn’t anything wrong with the person! It simply means that they don’t have a baby to grow old with.
Infertility and Pregnancy
Since both partners are involved in the conception process, it’s important for the couple to understand what is happening biologically. One of the main reasons that sperm and eggs don’t just “get along” during sexual intercourse is because one of the partners is not ovulating. Ovulation is when a woman’s egg releases an egg into her fallopian tube. As the egg travels down the tube, a woman’s ovaries begin to make a “decoy” to confuse the egg so that it will not make it all the way to her uterus and start the “child-bearing” process.
What Is the Cause of Infertility?
Unfortunately, the cause of infertility is not always obvious. There are several factors that may play a role in determining a person’s infertility, including diet, stress level, health (including the person’s mental health), and drug use. Some of the other possible causes of infertility include: Medically Indicated Contraception (MICS): Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help some people with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) conceive. Unfortunately, this can cause weight gain that can lead to insulin resistance. This can make it more difficult for the body to deal with the excess sugar called lactic acid. As a result, the eggs become less fertile and have a shorter shelf life. Inherited Conditions: Some people are born with an inherited condition that makes it more difficult for them to become pregnant. If a woman is infertile, it is important to get a full medical, as well as fertility, evaluation. Some examples include a chromosomal abnormality, an endocrine disorder, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
How to Find the Cause of Infertility
Although most people think that they know the cause of infertility, the truth is that there is no clear-cut way to tell. Some people will never become pregnant even though they are ovulating. Other times, one partner can become pregnant after the other is unable to. In either case, the first step to saving your marriage is to get to the bottom of why one person can’t get pregnant. The following questions can help you get started:
What brought you to the point of infertility?
What were you doing wrong?
Have you tried everything?
How long has this been going on? What are you going to do about it?
How to Deal with an Infertile Partner
Infertility is a complicated issue that requires couples to work together. That being said, it is possible to try and solve the problem on your own. This can lead to increased stress for both parties and a higher chance of self-medicating with drugs. It is important to remember that medication will not make you pregnant, and it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of various medications.
In all likelihood, you and your partner have been trying for a baby for a while. But you might not be fertile because your body just doesn’t know how to go on with the pregnancy. Give it time, and give your body space to figure out how to deal with the baby part of you. Once you are sure that you are not pregnant, you can focus on becoming the best possible partner you can be for your partner, your child, and yourself.