You tried for several months, years to have a baby but it did not work. You are upset, frustrated and perhaps despaired. You blame your partner, the whole world for this unfairness. You watch other women getting pregnant for the first, second or the first time and you don’t know what to do to fulfill your dream. Believe me, technology evolved to the point of bringing you infertility treatments that will make your dream come true.
As these treatments can be expensive, you should check with your health insurance to know what comply with their reimbursement policy. Some states have laws for infertility insurance coverage.
Here are some of the most successful treatments you should know about. Of course before taking any action, you should discuss with your doctor about the treatment that would suite you the best.
Common types of infertility treatments
Fertility drugs that help women with ovulation problems exist and can be very effective. Some fertility drugs are meant to strengthen or trigger ovulation while others suppress ovulation. Some of these medications can lead to multiple births, although that is becoming less common as advancements are made. Still, if you aren’t sure you can handle mothering multiples, look into this side effect before agreeing to try a medication.
Infertility treatments involving surgery
Surgery is used often to repair physical damages in the ovaries, fallopian tubes or uterus. Surgeries are also performed to solve some men’s infertility issues such as intrauterine and artificial insemination. In these infertility treatments, male sperm is injected into part of the woman’s reproductive tract, such as into the uterus or fallopian tube.
Assisted reproductive technology
ART is based on:
1. The stimulation of the ovaries
2. Removing eggs from the woman’s body
3. Mixing the eggs with sperm in the laboratory
4. Putting the embryos back into the woman’s body.
The success of ART fertility treatments is not guaranteed and depend on many factors that you should discuss with your doctor first.
– Such as:
o Donor eggs: using eggs donated by another woman.
o Donor sperm: Using a donor’s sperm.
There are more medical options for infertility. Each one depends on the cause of the problem, and the anatomy and physiology of the woman. Not all options work for everyone, so it is best to consult with a fertility specialist to determine which is right for you.