Women with certain types of cancer, whose ovarian function and eggs can be damaged by treatment, are good candidates for oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing. Other women may choose to freeze their eggs if they are not ready to have children. Generally, egg freezing is offered to women under the age of 38. If you are considering freezing your eggs, discuss the process with your fertility doctor.
Success rates for pregnancy vary after vasectomy reversals. According to the American Urological Association, it takes an average of one year after the vasectomy reversal for pregnancy to occur.
A recent study does in fact link stress to infertility. Other studies have shown that women who manage stress during infertility treatments, through support groups and mind-body groups, have higher rates of pregnancy.
Endometriosis is a condition where pieces of your uterus lining end up growing in other areas such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, behind the uterus, bower or bladder. You may feel pelvic pain during your periods, sexual intercourse, or while you're ovulating.
It is possible to reverse a tubal ligation after getting your tubes tied. This tubal ligation reversal surgery, in which a surgical specialist rejoins your severed fallopian tubes, is expensive and usually not covered by insurance. It is recommended you discuss your options with a fertility doctor before deciding upon a tubal ligation reversal, since there may be other considerations affecting your ability to become pregnant which should be taken into account.
Women under 35 who have tried unsuccessfully to conceive for one year should see a fertility doctor. Women over the age of 35 should only wait six months before making an appointment with a fertility doctor.
Fertility doctors, called reproductive endocrinologists, treat infertility as well as other reproductive issues such as hormonal disorders, menstrual irregularities, or recurrent miscarriage. In order to be considered a fertility doctor, he or she must complete a two-to-three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, and must pass oral and written exams.
Unfortunately, a regular period doesn’t rule out problems with fertility. Ovulation disorders, a decreased quality of your eggs – which may be related to your age, blocked or scarred fallopian tubes, and endometriosis, and structural problems can all impact your fertility. As a result, some women who have a regular period still have problems getting pregnant.