Frequently Asked Questions
According to Merriam Webster’s medical dictionary that infertility is defined as the inability of a husband and wife to reach pregnancy after 1 year of more natural contact without the use of contraceptives. Women who successfully conceive but later experience a miscarriage can also be classified as infertile. This is due to the reproductive organs not functioning normally. In men this can be caused by a lack of quantity and quality of sperm, whereas in women it can be caused by obstruction of the uterine tract or due to the number and quality of eggs produced.
Statistical data states that:
1. One-third of infertility cases come from women, for example due to irregular menstrual cycles or due to blockages in the ovary to the uterus.
2. One-third of cases come from the male side, for example due to poor sperm quality in shape and agility of movement, the least number or no sperm at all, and erectile dysfunction.
3. One-third of cases are caused by a combination between men and women who cannot be explained further.
There is also a condition called secondary infertility, where the patient has difficulty getting pregnant a second time, even though the patient has had a child from a previous pregnancy.
Infertility in women can be related to ovulation problems, obstacles when conception between egg cells and sperm cells, difficulties at the conception stage, at least the hormones needed for conception, hormonal system deviations, or a combination of the above. In-depth diagnosis is needed to determine the factors that cause infertility.
As we get older, a person’s degree of fertility on the contrary tends to be caused by physical strength factors. When a woman enters menopause, pregnancy is very difficult to occur unless possible with the help of fertility treatments. Entering menopause, the ovaries begin to stop producing eggs until they stop altogether.
Some things that might happen to women as they get older:
1. The less the number of eggs produced, until there is absolutely zero production
2. The quality of the egg in the ovaruim decreases.
3. The ability of eggs to be fertilized decreases, thereby reducing the chances of fertilization. This could possibly cause pelvic infection, uterine fibroids or polyps.
4. Hormonal changes that cause difficult occurrence for ovulation.
5. Increased chance of miscarriage in pregnancy.
6. General health conditions also decline. High blood pressure and diabetes affect your ability to successfully become pregnant, during pregnancy, or to get a healthy pregnancy status.
Age far below 35 years, and not having health problems that affect fertility, should be the best time to meet with a fertility consultant doctor, also known as a reproductive endocrinologist, to follow the treatment of infertility experienced.
If you are over 35 years of age and have medical knowledge, see a doctor immediately at Morula IVF Jakarta if you are unable to get pregnant too despite having had sexual intercourse without using contraception for more than six months.