Common Infertility Issues Explained
Try not to become discouraged if you encounter fertility issues; today’s medical advancements have made huge strides in overcoming nearly all fertility problems.
Did you know that one in five couples encounter fertility issues when they try to conceive? Don’t be scared by those numbers; just be aware. Many couples successfully overcome fertility issues and have beautiful, healthy babies. Being informed of the types of infertility issues that are out there can help you relax and take it one day (or cycle) at a time.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
This syndrome can affect up to 10% of women who are of childbearing age and involves an overproduction of insulin, which causes a host of problems from weight gain to ovulation issues. While suffering from PCOS, women may have irregular periods or no periods at all, as well as no ovulation as the egg never properly matures. Treatment for PCOS includes administering shots of Gonadotropin as well as taking clomiphene.
Luteal Phase Defect (LPD)
A woman’s Luteal Phase is the time of their cycle directly following ovulation up to the day before their next period begins. The average Luteal Phase is 14 days, although it can easily range from 10 to 16 days. Your luteal phase is the optimal time for getting pregnant, and those with a Luteal Phase Defect (LPD) have a luteal phase that is shorter than 10 days. The reason why this causes infertility is that it doesn’t give the fertilized egg enough time to embed in the uterine lining, and it also increases the chance of miscarriage. LPD can be treated with natural progesterone and vitamin B6. If this does not help then your doctor may prescribe progesterone and clomid.