Infertility specialists estimate that one in six couples have difficulties conceiving a baby, after evaluating different medical data.
A consultation to an infertility specialist should be taken in consideration after having tried for a long period of time to conceive naturally and failed. Time is of essence and can be your biggest “enemy” in having the child your planned for.
The infertility consultation is a bit different than an ordinary gynocology visit. A special set of medical test will be given to both partners.
Within a month or less, you’ll have an accurate diagnosis and personalised solutions for a healthy baby.
Here are more specific situations that would lead a couple to an infertility specialist:
• a year of unprotected sex, in which pregnancy does not occur.
Pregnancy occurs within 6-12 months if you have regular, unprotected sexual intercourse.
• repeated miscarriages
Miscarriage means the loss of pregnancy within 20 weeks. Why did you miscarry? You can find the answer together with a doctor who specializes in the treatment of infertility. The causes can be both female and male – large genetic defects of the sperm.
• untreated genital infections
Untreated genital infections, which do not cause symptoms, are a cause of female infertility. These are chlamydia and gonorrhea.
• you suffer from chronic diseases
If you are diagnosed with genetic disease, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, hypertension, see an infertility specialist who can assess you properly.
• cancer treatments
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo treatments – chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, surgery – before these, see an infertility specialist. The specialist will assess how you could get pregnant in the future after you have successfully completed your cancer treatments.
Female reproductive cells (oocytes) and male reproductive cells (sperm) are destroyed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Therefore, they must be cryopreserved (frozen) before the start of oncological treatment.