Jul 7, 2010
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Common Fertility Blunders that Couples Make – Part II

Several commonly made mistakes by couples could be easily rectified once a clearer picture is obtained about it.

Believing that positive health habits would help in extending conception chances

Fertility has been observed to decline as one ages – a twenty-five-year old in good health who engages in non-protected sex has around twenty to twenty-five percent chance of conceiving; a thirty-year-old has a ten to fifteen percent likelihood and on reaching forty years of age, fertility dips to four to eight percent and past forty-three years of age, it is lesser than two percent. Still several females consider than their healthful habits would aid in beating their drooping chances irrespective of age. Although caring for oneself is vital to fertility optimization, however it would not be able restore young egg production or assure a conception at forty-two years of age.

Skipping out the crucial ‘fertile window’

Several couples fail to conceive since they miss out their vital procreating chances. Often couples wrongly believe that in each case the fourteenth day of a woman’s cycle is her ovulation day or have no clue of the female’s highly fertile time.

Nearly twenty of the infertility cases are primarily due to miscalculated fertile timing. Ovulation time differs in every woman and in every cycle.

Regular cycles could vary from twenty-one to thirty-five days and normally females in good health experience ovulation around fourteen day prior to getting their menses. OPKs (ovulation prediction kits) or fertility alertness mechanisms could help in identifying the occurrence and then letting events follow their innate course.

Despite cases when ovulation has been identified, yet, couples fail to garner total benefits of a female’s ‘fertile window’. A common thought process among females is that their peak fertility is subsequent to ovulation which is incorrect. A female’s fertile time would last 6 days – the 5 days prior to ovulating and during the day when the woman ovulates.

Couples who seek out a facility based on a pal’s advice or a sibling having conceived due to it.

Many couples would at times opt for a fertility clinic simply because it was helpful to a chum or a sibling having conceived. However, there is dearth of understanding about that person’s fertility issues or are they equivalent to yours. For instance several people opting for donor sperms/eggs are quite secretive about it and in such cases, the doctor would not have been a significant contributing factor to conception success.

People also need to be cautioned about selecting a fertility clinic primarily on the basis of printed success rate. A fertility clinic that essentially allows all who visit them to try in vitro fertilization or permission for cycling would have a much lesser success rate as compared to a facility that is quite choosy regarding whom they permit to cycle.

Hence, it is advisable that board-endorsed reproductive endocrinologists been sought and choosing facilities having doctors belonging to nationwide and locally placed organizations linked to fertility like ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine) and facilities aligning with patient advocating group types like RESOLVE. It is also a prudent practice to opt for providers which are linked to reputable health institutions in one’s locality and offering a broad-spectrum of facilities.

Common Fertility Blunders that Couples Make – Part I

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