Why am I not pregnant yet? Is there any hope for me? You have probably asked yourself this question over and over.
The fact that you may have been talking to a long string of doctors about fertility treatment and you have been reassured that there is hope may not even be enough.
You are probably in your 30s and may have tried to conceive for a year or for several years of marriage, and you know that time is not on your side. Perhaps you are aware that your desire to be pregnant is real and is screaming that it is time. Now is the time to find out why you are not conceiving. Certainly, you are not alone, and there is help.
With more and more couples finding out they are childless after trying for a long period of time, sharing in the success stories of others may be just the tonic that you need to experience your own miracle.
After being married for 5 years, Kate and Ben were childless. Kate was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection as a younger woman, and she always thought that it might prevent her from having children. She improved her health and nutrition to optimize her fertility and sought medical help due to worsening period pain. A laparoscopy discovered the manifestations of endometriosis, and she was treated for the ailment.
Almost five months later, Kate did a pregnancy test which returned positive. It was so much joy for her and Ben after
many years of trying to conceive.
The pregnancy went smoothly and when she eventually put to bed and held her perfectly formed baby boy in her arms, at last, she and Ben were fulfilled.
For Lola, her case was irregular menstrual cycles, a problem she had since she started her menses at the age of eleven years old.
Lola soon learnt that she had a hormonal imbalance. She had gained weight, was constipated, suffered dry skin, and
complained of always having a chill.
Lola and Shina, her husband of 3 years constantly talked about their desire to have children, and about her hormonal health. A full health history and physical examination with blood tests done on particular cycle days led to a diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome. She also had low thyroid function, which was regulated.
After her insulin resistance which was addressed, Lola began to have regular cycles and showed signs of increasing fertility. To boost her suboptimal ovulation, she was given medications to help her ovulate more efficiently. Months after, Lola discovered she was pregnant. The result was an adoring baby girl, Esther.
Kate and Lola had underlying problems that were diagnosed and treated before she conceived. In Charity’s case, there was no underlying problem discovered. Married to Ade for three years without a successful pregnancy, she and her spouse, both in their early 30s went out to find out the mystery behind their inability to get pregnant.
Laboratory tests showed no chronic diseases. Ade’s semen sample taken after intercourse was normal, and ultrasound tests showed that Charity had a normal uterus and fallopian tubes indicating no physical blockage. Her hormones were healthy and in the right ratios, rising and falling at the correct times.
She had no endometriosis or adhesions, yet multiple cycles of boosting her ovulation with medications did not produce a pregnancy.
The couple was stressed and disappointed and sought a second opinion from another expert. They obtained a referral to a clinic with fertility specialists in Invitro Fertilization (IVF).
After much counselling, they agreed to undergo IVF using their own eggs and sperm and paid for a 3-cycle plan. But one cycle was enough. Two weeks after the embryos were implanted, Charity took a pregnancy test and it was positive.
A scan later showed she was carrying twins, and 9 months later, she gave birth to two healthy baby boys. Although Charity and Ade never really found out what had stopped them from conceiving naturally, it no longer mattered.
Their family was completed and they had peace: They were thankful for the guidance.
Thanks to new advancements, there are scientifically sound and medically effective ways to treat the causes of infertility in a thoroughly compassionate manner.
The art and science of looking into the causes of infertility have become so refined that a couple is almost always likely to get to the bottom of their challenge.
No one has to live with sadness, frustration, and even anger that can come from the inability to bear their own child.
Infertility is real but there are solutions, and they are accessible and affordable.