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Infertility Discussion: How You Can Help A Family Dealing with Infertility

Infertility Discussion:

How You Can Help A Family Dealing with Infertility –

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Everyone has different things that are going on in their lives. Some people will not be interested in having children at all. They will want their life to revolve around other things, such as work, travel, social lives, or simply living independently without little ones.

Other people’s lives will revolve solely around having children and raising a family. (This is everyone’s personal choice.) However, there are some people out there who want children, but may have complications that may prevent them or reduce the possibility of having a child.

If you are interested in helping these people to create a family of their own, then please read on!

4 Reasons Why Some Women May Not Be Able to Have Children:

#1:

Age –

One of the most common reason for women being unable to conceive themselves is their age. The average woman will be most fertile during her twenties. By the age of thirty,  fertility begins to decline, and this process speeds up significantly from the age of thirty five and up.

However, many women do not find the right partner until later down the line, or may have work and other commitments that prevent her from having children during the window of natural fertility.

#2:

Anovulation –

Anovulation is a condition where eggs are not released from the ovaries. This can sometimes be treated with ovulation induction medications, but they are not always effective.

#3:

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a medical condition where the tissue lining the uterus starts to enter other parts of the body, including the abdomen or the Fallopian tubes. It can cause internal bleeding, inflammation, adhesions, pain, and eventually infertility.

#4:

PCOS –

PCOS stands for “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”. It’s a hormone disorder that can affect the ovaries’ ability to mature and release eggs.

I am very familiar with PCOS, I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18 years old. Its a very painful thing to experience. When I am on my menstrual cycle, that’s when the cysts tend to pop up the most. It is something that will take some years of getting used to.

I will write a longer post on my experience with living with PCOS.


Here are a few Solutions on How You Can Help women with Infertility:

#1:

Surrogacy –

If you are able to carry children, you may be able to help others to create a family of their own by choosing to become a surrogate. Surrogacy is the process of carrying and giving birth to another person’s child.

This may be an extremely complex process. However, it can truly change another person’s life for the better.

Here are two different types of surrogacy that you can engage with:

#1: Straight Surrogacy –

Straight surrogacy is the most traditional form of surrogacy. If you become a straight surrogate mother, you will be artificially inseminated through IUI with the intended father’s sperm. However, your own eggs will be used.

This is a treatment that is usually provided through fertility clinics. When you give birth to the child, you will hand the infant over to his or her intended parents, and give away all of the parental rights.

#2. Host Surrogacy – 

In this process, you will carry a donated embryo to term. You won’t have any genetic connection to the baby. Most commonly the intended parents’ egg and sperm will be used instead of yours.


Before you become a surrogate you should…

  • Go to the doctor – If you are thinking about becoming a surrogate then you should consider talking to a physician before following through with the whole process. The doctor should be able to tell you if you should go ahead with the process or not. He/she will tell you if you’re medically fit to become a surrogate.
  • Agreement – You should come up with some sort of surrogacy agreement. You should create a surrogacy agreement in order for the process to begin. You can arrange surrogacy through a private arrangement (if you are planning on becoming a surrogate for a family member or a friend) or through an agency (if you are planning on becoming a surrogate for a family in need and need assistance on finding one).

Overall:

I hope that you guys found this information extremely useful. If you are interested in getting involved with this process, hopefully the above information has helped you to understand the importance of your role and has helped to guide you in the right direction!


Thanks for reading!

 

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