For some, trying to conceive comes without any planning, but for others it can be incredibly difficult. In this episode, the moms are joined by Dr. Masue Li from DuPage Medical Group to discuss every aspect of fertility.
Some factors of fertility include age, health problems and lifestyle. While finding the cause of infertility is often a long, complex, and emotional process, it’s become a much more common conversation.
“We’re always looking at fertility issues or discussing fertility issues and family planning. So there are some women who we might refer earlier, some women who we’re talking about a couple years down the road, but we’re still addressing it,” said Dr. Li.
“Navigating those things in your own mind alone is very, very lonely. So I think talking about it, whether it’s miscarriage, whether it’s infertility, it just helps everyone around us,” added Lindsay Chan.
There are many reasons a woman may have difficulty becoming pregnant. That’s why there are a number of treatments including lifestyle changes, surgery, hormone treatment and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports about 9 in 10 cases of infertility are treated with drugs or surgery.
“We had less than a one percent chance to conceive naturally and that was tough to swallow. Never being a mom before and now I’m trying to have a baby and I’m being told that I can’t without some additional assistance. When we were referred to IVF, we found out there were problems on both sides,” said Tess Kossow.
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