Everything you need to know about FEmale fertility
The female reproductive system is complex and there are a lot of factors that can affect whether a woman is capable of conceiving naturally or needs help to become a mother. Some women experience problems with their fertility because of conditions like PCOS or low-quality eggs. For other women, their lifestyle choices have had a negative effect on their fertility. On this page, you can read articles describing the most important aspects of female fertility, from a thorough walkthrough of the female reproductive system to the emotional side of fertility treatment, and what to do after the treatment is done.
Learning more about female fertility
Experiencing fertility problems is often very frustrating. For some, it may help to learn more about the reproductive system and what causes the problems. Therefore, we have gathered experts from all around the world to write articles that provide you with the knowledge you need to better understand female fertility. Read the articles to learn more about how the female fertility is influenced by age, whether increased age leads to a higher risk of pregnancy problems, and how ovulation affects the female fertility.
What is female fertility
Female fertility is a woman´s ability to naturally conceive a child. To most people, it seems like the most natural thing to have children without fertility treatment or donor gametes, but this is not necessarily the case. Infertility is more common than most people think. Approximately 11 % of all women experience problems with fertility. Because most people think it is easy to conceive a child naturally, it can be hard for couples experiencing infertility to talk about it. Therefore, we have gathered articles from fertility experts that provide knowledge and advice to women suffering from fertility problems.
How to improve female fertility
According to WHO, a couple is experiencing infertility when they have tried to conceive naturally for over a year. Various factors influence female fertility – that is, whether a woman is fertile or not. For some, it is not possible to obtain a pregnancy without fertility treatment because of the egg quality or quantity, while others simply need to make some lifestyle changes to improve their fertility. Learn more about female fertility in general and receive advice from fertility experts on how to improve female fertility in the articles below.
Testing and treatment
Female infertility can be caused by many different reasons, and if you experience trouble when trying to conceive naturally, it can be a good idea to have your fertility tested. A test may show that you need to seek treatment, and fortunately there are several treatment options for women with reduced fertility. Other women are at risk of facing fertility problems after medical treatment and might consider fertility preservation beforehand. Learn more about testing and treatment here.
The emotional side
Going through fertility problems is often very hard, as the dream of having a child is paramount once you start trying to conceive. It is emotionally demanding, as it is often a time full of expectations, disappointments, hope, and frustrations. It is important not to underestimate the emotional side of infertility and to get support from your partner or others. It can often be a help to learn and talk to others about what you are going through – not only the practical matters like treatment and clinic appointments but also your thoughts and emotions. Here you can find articles related to the emotional side of infertility.
Using donor eggs
If you do not succeed in obtaining a pregnancy naturally or with a little assistance, using donor eggs could be an option. One of the benefits of using donor eggs is the possibility of a genetic relation between father and child, as well as the possibility for the woman to carry the child. In general, donor eggs are high-quality because the women donating their eggs are young and healthy and must complete a thorough screening process.
Fertility treatment is often an exhaustive journey filled with hormones and emotions alternating between excitement and disappointment. Most of your time and energy has most likely been devoted to project baby, and if your treatment was a success, it will eventually be time to shift focus from infertility to parenthood. After going through such a journey, however, there will often be an emotional impact that needs to be processed. Here we have gathered some articles about life after treatment.
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