Different studies all over the world showed that there are different misconceptions regarding infertility. Most of the people are not properly aware of this condition. Women are not aware that irregular periods, obesity, and other health-related things can affect your chances of getting pregnant. They are not even aware that aging will also affect pregnancy. There are many couples that are more focused on their career and by the time they are ready to have a child it gets too late. If you are facing the problem in conceiving then you should consult the doctor for infertility treatment. The doctor might suggest you different options such as IVF which is one of the most treatment.
Misconception Regarding The Infertility
- Egg production is fine until the age of 40.
When women are born they have around seven million eggs but after puberty, this decreases to 4Lakh. As you age the ovarian reserve become very less and the quality of egg also decreases. This problem will particularly arise after the age of 35. After the age of 40, pregnancy rate gets reduced to 5%. Not only this there is a risk of miscarriage and the baby who is born might be abnormal. You should understand the fertility and when the chances the high for you to get pregnant.
- Smoking won’t affect the fertility
The men and women who smoke more than five cigarettes in a day have a very low fertility rate. Infertility will affect both male and female. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, smoking reduces infertility by 13%.
- Weight doesn’t affect the chances of pregnancy
It is one of the biggest misconceptions regarding fertility. Whether you are overweight or underweight it will affect the ovulation and semen production. If your body weight is not normal it will cause hormonal imbalance and it creates difficulty in achieving a successful pregnancy. You should maintain a healthy weight and it is important for both the partners.
- Biological clock cannot be stopped
This is the biggest misconception that women cannot stop their biological clock. This can be done with the help of Advanced Reproductive Technology (ART) known as vitrification (flash freezing of eggs). This has been proven successful for women to conceive in the future. Those women who are suffering from cancer can preserve their eggs before undergoing chemotherapy.