One in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
It's important to remember the emotions, worries and thoughts you are currently trying to deal with are valid and common. You are not alone. Read on
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As we all know, it takes two to tango – and to make a baby. So when it doesn’t happen, it’s normal to wonder why. But while enlightening, fertility tests can cause a guilt trip when they indicate the fertility problem is clearly on one side.
There are many reasons for infertility. Advanced age, lack of eggs, problems implanting, conditions like endometriosis or PCOS, and lack of healthy sperm. But just because you have one of these problems, doesn’t mean you should feel guilty (or that achieving a baby is impossible). We cannot control our genetic makeup or our medical history, and we can’t change the events of the past. All we can do is focus on our current situation, and make the best of it.
It’s no wonder lots of us feel bad for failing to conceive. As far as society is concerned, fertility is a given and having children is ‘natural’. People are all too hasty to offer well meaning advice, and some will even judge you for not having kids as expected. Family and friends keep popping out babies with ease. Strangers tell you not to stress. Baby shower invites come thick and fast. It’s hell on pram wheels.
But what society doesn’t tell you is that one in six couples have issues conceiving. Chances are more than a handful of people you know are dealing with the issues you’re currently facing (or have done in the past). It can be a real surprise when you mention you’re having trouble conceiving, just how many people you know will admit they have had issues as well. It wasn’t their fault – and it isn’t yours either.
There are a couple of simple things you can do to help improve your fertility, like not smoking and ensuring your BMI is in the healthy range. Some studies have shown that natural therapies such as acupuncture can help improve your stress levels and state of mind. Genea can offer you help and support with any, or all, of these things with counselling to help you get your head around the emotional guilt factor. Just remember one thing: you’re not the first to feel this way, and with our help, you don’t have to.
Are you looking for some clues about why it’s not working or for advice on what to do next? You're not alone. Contact our Fertility Advisors and let them point you in the right direction - towards your goal of a baby.