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Is the feeling “I am not infertile” refraining you from visiting a fertility center?It has been found that infertile couple, have a sense of disbelieve playing at the back of their minds. Most of them, who were surveyed, agreed that before they tried to conceive, they never imagined finding themselves in this scenario. The feeling of “this can never happen to me” leads to further delay in visiting a fertility center. This in its turn complicates the situation even more.
Educated couples are aware of the age factor that can trigger infertility in women and also in men to some extent. But in spite of knowing, they fail to take up timely measures and when they do, the time left with them is very minimal. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, there is about 20% chance of a 30 years old healthy woman getting pregnant every month. This reduces to mere 5% when she reaches 40.
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D. director, Center of Reproductive Medicine, NY-Welli Cornell Medical Center, says that one out of eight couples delay their treatment because of they think that infertility cannot happen to them.They hold on to the belief that is just a matter of time and they will conceive naturally. Zev believes that couples still need more information to identify the risk factors. It is absolutely essential to seek specialized help from a fertility center if they suspect even a slightest problem.
The feeling of being infertile is enough to damage one’s self-esteem. Irrespective of the gender both men and women feel flawed and inadequate if they cannot have a baby naturally. According to the survey, infertility makes partners hide their feelings from their other halves. This in its turn gives rise to confusions, misunderstandings and disbelieves among them.
According to Alice D. Domar, Ph.D, Executive Director, The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Boston, the couples undergoing treatment in a fertility center often experience Topsy-turvy relationship. They desperately want a child and this feeling of desperation ends up having estranged relationships with their family, friends and peers.
Couples suffering from infertility fears getting isolated and hence tend to hide their problems. They refrain from visiting a fertility center. They fail to confide in others ever since they try to conceive. Most of them lie about their feeling and project that they are not ready to plan a family at the moment. They seek refuge in their lie. In the process to hide their struggle from the world but fail what actually they need to do-solicit medical help.
60% percent of the couples who are coping with infertility in a fertility center,wished they had started earlier.
So, it is always advisable to look for expert help in a reputed fertility center if you are having trouble to conceive. Waiting for long can only invite complications, making the scenario yet more critical.
Source: News Medical