Infertility Options

Written by Will Baum
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Many infertility options exist for couples having difficulty conceiving a child. The key thing is not to despair. Many couples tear apart under the pressure to get pregnant. Remember that stress can adversely affect your efforts. Remain calm, talk a lot, and carefully review all the infertility options available.

Exploring Infertility Options

Finding a professional assisted reproduction center is a good first step when exploring infertility options. The top centers can handle everything that will arise. They have psychologists on staff for counseling. They have lawyers on staff to handle all legal documents and issues. And, of course, they have doctors on hand to advise and execute procedures.

Infertility drugs are the obvious first attack on infertility. As with many infertility treatments, there is some risk of multiple pregnancy (twins or more). For couples struggling with getting pregnant, multiple pregnancy is a risk well worth taking. The attitude is, better several children than none.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the next major step. In IVF, eggs are taken from the mother and fertilized in the lab. The fertilized eggs are implanted in the uterus of the mother. Though it can be costly, IVF has a high rate of success. If IVF isn't a success, finding a surrogate is another option. Finding a surrogate you can trust can nerve-wracking. Here again professionals are recommended. A center that tests and screens surrogates takes a lot of guesswork out of the process. Whichever option or options you pursue, I wish you the best of luck.


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