The Tricky Business of Conceiving a Child

Not all women want to have children and that is totally fine. For those that do, there are a lot of factors that affect your fertility and being able to conceive. It can depend on health factors, weight and the most common factor; age.

It seems that women are becoming older and older as they have children. Lifestyles have changed a lot so that could be a factor in it. It seems like the generations before us were getting married young. Quite often they were in their late teens and early twenties. It then makes sense for them to have children when they are younger. Fewer people are marrying and for some, that means that they won’t have children. The times are just so different to what they were.

The cost of living is a lot more these days too. That means that a lot more women want to work over having a family. Women are having much more success in business to and I can imagine that could be hard to make a change to that and leave for a time. For some women, they might not have met the person that they wanted to have children with when they were younger. Whatever the reason is, it means that it may be more difficult to conceive when you’re older.

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Men and women are both at their most fertile in their twenties. I guess it is just nature’s way of telling us to have kids young. This isn’t possible for a lot of people, though. If you are older, say your late thirties or early forties, you might struggle to conceive right away. You shouldn’t worry too much, though, as there are fertility solutions that can make having a baby possible.

There are three main types of fertility treatment. One of these involves taking medicine to help fertility. It could be hormone related, to help the quality of your eggs, or to prepare your body for pregnancy. One of the most common is medicine to help with your monthly cycles. It will regulate them if this has been an issue. It is hard to know when you are ovulation when you aren’t having your periods at the same time each month.

The second option is having a surgical procedure. As the name suggests, it would involve you or your partner undergoing surgery to be able to correct any problems. There may be scars or tissue damage from previous surgeries or infections, so they need to be looked at, to see if they are affecting your fertility.

Assisted fertility would be a third option. There are a few routes to choose from here too, depending on your situation. Having In-vitro fertilisation is quite a common option and as a result, so are multiple births! If you are in a same-sex couple, though, using donated eggs or sperm would be the best option to choose. There are of course options like surrogacy and Intrauterine insemination.

Do you have any experience with any of these procedures, I’d be interested to hear your stories.