Even though infertility affects many women, normally the infertility solutions are very common. A physician will want to see a woman try to conceive at least a year before testing for any infertility problems or pursing more aggressive measures to help conception happen. If a woman is over 35 they may shorten the time down to six or even three months.
Most Common Solutions for Infertility:
Below are the top five most common treatments for fertility issues:
Fertility charting. That almost sounds too simple, but a good fertility chart can show a lot of possible reasons for infertility. The key is to chart for at least three months to see patterns in the cycle. Generally the monthly cycle will stay the same each month. Chart basal body temperatures, cervical fluid and cervical position. Temperatures that are too high or too low indicates hormonal problems. The absence of ovulation on the chart indicates there may be other issues that need to be corrected. The absence of fertile quality cervical fluid may be helped by simply using a sperm friendly lubricant. By seeing the results of the fertility charts a physician will better know where to further test and possibly where to begin treatment.
Progesterone cream. Using an over the counter natural progesterone cream can help solve fertility issues that involve some hormonal imbalances, in particular the progesterone. Using the cream after ovulation can help to build a good lining in the uterus that will help a fertilized egg to implant better. It can lengthen the luteal phase (the time from ovulation to menstruation). If this time frame is too short (under ten days) then early miscarriages are a result. Progesterone cream in this case should be used throughout pregnancy too to help prevent miscarriages and later preterm labor and premature birth
Clomid. Clomid is a prescribed medication that helps to bring on a good strong ovulation. This is given to women who have weak or no ovulation. The chances of having twins are a bit higher on this medication.
IUI or intra uterine insemination also referred to as artificial insemination. This is done by placing semen up in the uterus so that the sperm will have a better chance at reaching the egg in the fallopian tube. This is done if the cervical fluid is too dry or too hostile for sperm to travel in. It is also done if the sperm count is too low or the sperm aren’t as mobile as they should be.
IVF or in vitro fertilization. This is done when the ovaries have a problem ovulating normally or when the fallopian tubes are blocked or when donor eggs or donor sperm are used. An egg(s) is removed from the ovaries and semen is given by the man and fertilization takes place in a test tube. Once the fertilized egg reaches a certain point of development of around three to five days, it is then place inside the uterus for implantation or frozen to be implanted at a later date.
Most fertility doctors and specialists can help to identify your fertility issues and determine which of these common solutions to infertility are best for you and your situation.