Will I ever get pregnant? Trying to conceive can become work, hard work, for a couple who want to have a child of their own.
Question: My wife and I have been trying to conceive for about 6 months now with no success. I wasn’t too alarmed, until my sister-in-law told me my brother was diagnosed with “low mobility male infertility”.
It can be particularly difficult to face the many emotional issues raised by infertility at a time when everyone is celebrating motherhood and fatherhood. RESOLVE urges men, women and couples who are experiencing infertility to plan ahead for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, acknowledge their feelings and prepare themselves emotionally to handle questions and comments from family and friends.
For many years, scientists and infertility specialist have shrugged off the idea that stress affects infertility. Even early research suggested that stress didn’t seem to have any correlation.
Up until 2001, there were no clinical guidelines to characterize our reproductive life span. Finally, representatives from esteemed organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the National Institutes of Health, and the North American Menopause Society, pooled their knowledge and developed the STRAW system. STRAW stands for the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop in which it was developed, under the direction of Dr. Soules.
More than 5.5 million American girls and women of reproductive age have endometriosis, a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the cavity of the uterus (the endometrium) appears in other locations, where it has no right to be. Some research indicates that the disorder affects more Asians than Caucasians or African Americans.
When there’s finally consensus in a relationship to have a child, expectations for getting pregnant are usually high, and couples generally expect to get pregnant almost immediately. However, more often than not, it usually takes several months for couples to conceive.
Men can be susceptible to thinking that they are “useless” to a partner unless they can make her pregnant