Learning that you may not be able to conceive can be a very painful diagnosis, but it does not mean that you have to lose hope. Infertility is diagnosed when a couple cannot conceive after one year of trying, regardless of the cause. There are still numerous options after you have been diagnosed as infertile, so read on for a few ways of moving forward.
About 44% of women diagnosed as infertile have gone on to seek medical assistance. After consultations and medical interventions, about 65% will give birth. Many doctors can help, with fertility drugs being prescribed quite frequently. Options are vast, and are best gone over with the help of a doctor, since it will be different for each couple.
Surgery such as tuboplasty or tubal reversal are also available. About 85 to 90% of cases are treated using drug therapy or surgical procedures. For example, tuboplasty is a process that attempts to restore working order to ovarian tubes. Tubal reversal, also known as reverse tubal ligation, is the process you would go through to restore fertility if the issue revolves around the ovarian tubes.
There are always other ways to have children if these options do not seem attractive to you. You could adopt, hire a surrogate to carry for you, opt for vitro fertilization, etc. The list goes on and on, and simply consulting with your doctor can open up options you maybe haven’t thought of.
While a diagnosis of infertility can be incredibly hard to deal with, a fertility evaluation by multiple doctors is recommended. Don’t forget that you can still look to other options, and don’t lose hope in your future family yet.