There are many reasons why a couple may not be able to naturally conceive and give birth to a child.
Online PR News – 23-August-2013 – Glasgow – There are many reasons why a couple may not be able to naturally conceive and give birth to a child. Infertility treatment may be required to help treatment a problem with either the father or mother and while some forms are considered relatively simple, more complex treatments can require considerably more effort in order to ensure their success. However, for potential parents that have tried and failed to conceive, infertility treatment can prove vital.
Infertility means that a couple are unable to give birth naturally. Not only can this prove heart-breaking for couples that want to become parents but it can put additional strain on a relationship. Fortunately, help is at hand, in the shape of effective and efficient infertility treatment procedures. Such procedures aim to assist the couple in conceiving naturally and they are usually used when the couple have exhausted other options.
A few simple lifestyle changes can actually make a big difference to fertility levels. For example, smoking or being obese are both known to limit the possibility of becoming pregnant naturally. As such, taking regular exercise and quitting smoking may increase the chance of a couple being able to conceive a baby, Unfortunately, though, these simple changes are not always enough to ensure successful conception. Surgery and other forms of treatment may also be necessary.
The first step for most prospective parents looking to embark on infertility treatment is to determine the actual problem that is preventing them from becoming pregnant. This means that both the man and woman will undergo medical checks and general health checks to see if there is an obvious reason why they are unable to become pregnant. This fertility check can be considered the first step on the road to becoming pregnant.
Where other options have been exhausted or where it is determined by a fertility expert that the best chance of becoming pregnant is through IVF then this will usually be the chosen route for potential parents. Such treatment is available on the NHS but it is necessary for the patient to show that they have been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for two years. What’s more, some private clinics are able to boast better success rates than the overall figures.
During IVF treatment, an egg is removed from the woman before being injected with sperm from the man. The fertilised egg is then replaced into the woman and she is usually allowed to carry and even give birth naturally. Recent figures suggest that 33% of those parents that use IVF treatment and successfully have a baby in this way will conceive a second child naturally.
IVF can be a long and drawn out procedure but it can also be the last resort for couples that are looking to become parents. It is an effective form of infertility treatment that has been used successfully since 1978 and has helped mothers give birth to millions of babies since its introduction and widespread use. It is only one form of infertility treatment but it is a highly effective one.