Some couples are surprised to learn
that conception does not take place as a matter of course once they stop
using contraceptive precautions. Stopping the pill or noy using a condom does not work as simply as just unlocking the door to let the sperm in
to fertilize a waiting egg. The fact is that if you and your partner do
not have any infertility problems, there will be approximately a 1 in 3
chance of becoming pregnant as a result of unprotected intercourse during
the fertile phase of each cycle. Those women who do become pregnant without
any medical assistance generally do so within 2 years of trying, 80% conceiving
during the first year.
When do I need to consult
a doctor for help
If you have been timing your intercourse
and trying for more than 6 months without any success, it is time to see
a gynecologist. The gynecologist will prescribe certain diagnostic
tests and either treat you herself or send you (and/or your partner) to
a fertility specialist.
Women all around me
are getting pregnant, why can't I
For the majority of women there is
no problem in getting pregnant. If, however. you are one of the 10% of
couples in whom there are factors which may delay or prevent the arrival
of the much longed for baby, then despair and despondency can rapidly follow.
This is not helped by the apparent ease that others about you seem to have
in conceiving. The girl in your office having a termination of pregnancy,
your sister having her third baby, babies in supermarkets and TV advertisements
- everyone is having a baby except you - even people who don't realty want
one! You may even feel "IT ISNT FAIR!".
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