When despite trying regularly, you’re not able to conceive and it’s been a year, then seek help.
(1) Schedule an Infertility Appointment.
- Book in advance.
- The second to the fourth day of periods is an ideal time because you will be required to have blood tests.
- Give yourself time for traffic delays and delays in finding the doctors office.
- Prepare your questionnaire.
- Usually, the first appointment is a 15 -20 minutes interview.
- So in order to remember all things, enlist on a paper or your smartphone.
(2) Know the Differences in Doctor’s Subspecialties.
- An ObeGyne doctor may not necessarily be a fertility expert. See an Infertility Consultant.
- Get all your previous medical records and file them in order, with the recent ones on the top.
- Research your family history( Infertility, Fibroids, Miscarriages, Diabetes)
(3) Prepare for the First Visit:
During the first visit, women can typically expect to answer a health and family history questions, discuss their monthly cycle ( make sure you note your last menstrual period’s date) and have a physical exam, possibly with a pelvic ultrasound.
(4) Know What to Expect:
The first visit is primarily an information gathering session.
Still, by the end of the visit, your doctor will come up with some kind of management plan—whether it’s setting up tests or if the reason for infertility is known, a plan for treatment.
(5) Get Familiar with the Tests:
Most couples can expect to have some or all of these tests, during the process:
- Hormonal blood works.
- A pelvic Ultrasound.
- Pap Smear test.
- Semen analysis.
(6) Prepare for the Blood works:
- Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Leutinizing Hormone (LH)
- Prolactin ( the best time to do a prolactin test is around 11 am – therefore you can do all the rest of the lab works together at this time and you don’t need to be fasting for any of these tests)
- Thyroid function tests
- Complete blood count
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(7) Prepare for the Diagnosis:
Depending on the diagnosis, oral drugs are the first attempts to help the couple achieve pregnancy.
If that doesn’t work, more powerful, injectable fertility drugs are sometimes tried, followed by artificial insemination and finally IVF.
(8) Know the Causes of Infertility:
- About 30 to 40 percent of the time infertility is caused by ovulation issues like Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- 40 percent of the time it’s due to sperm factors.
- 10 to 15 percent of cases it’s is caused by tubal abnormalities.
- 10 percent of the time there is no explanation (unexplained Infertility).
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