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Q&A: Dealing with fertility problems?

My husband and I just found out we're having fertility problems. We don't know the details yet but I was wondering what can cause this?

Re: My husband and I just found out we're having fertility problems. We don't know the details yet but I was wondering what can cause this?

The Bump Expert

There are many potential genetic, physiological and environmental causes of infertility. Lest you assume you're the infertile one, know that it affects men and women equally. And, you're not alone. One in six couples cannot conceive without medical intervention. The good news is, up to 90 percent eventually do get pregnant.

Infertility is a treatable medical condition, not any kind of shortcoming. Age plays a part -- we all know about that pesky biological clock (tick tock). Past and present health issues, including things you've long forgotten, can also be a factor. For example, a bout of mumps during adolescence can leave men with compromised sperm production. Similarly, radiation exposure at any point can cause infertility in both men and women. STDs are another major reason for infertility. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and herpes can all make the uterus inhospitable. And, chemicals and toxins (like pesticides) can hamper sperm production in men and cause miscarriages in women.

Whatever the reason, hang in there. Medical treatments are so advanced these days that the odds are on your side. Check out the American Fertility Association for more info and support.

Paula Kashtan

Q&A: Dealing with fertility problems?

I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and that is the cause of my infertility. Luckily, they have tons of ways to help you out, medication-wise. The biggest thing: Don't Panic!! It's amazing what doctors can do these days. I just found out my sister got preggo the week after going off birth control - I've been off for 2 years. Clomid is [hopefully] going to be my saving grace. Hope all goes well with your check-ups!

mrempp |

Q&A: Dealing with fertility problems?

I was diagnosed with PCOS and my husband of 10 years and I had our 1st child.this June. Our doctor used Provera, to start a flow and then Femera instead of clomid along with metformin , temp charts and Lots of prayer. I watched the movie Facing the Gaints a few times as well to keep motivation. Execellant moive I cry tears of joy almost throught the whole movie. It is just amazing to see God's miracles.

Josi06 |

Q&A: Dealing with fertility problems?

I am also having issues getting pregnant but I do not know why yet!! You can follow my journey on youTube also by going to www.youtube.com/dreamstobeamommyx

jennifernicolex19 |