Henry (a pilot) and Ingrid (a flight attendant) exchanged “I dos” last Dec. 6, 1997. This couple’s stable careers make them ideal parents-to-be, with adequate resources to raise kids. But after seven years of trying to conceive naturally, Henry and Ingrid got tired of waiting. They immediately consulted friends who knew of modern ways to help them have kids.
Smoking, drug use, over drinking or poor eating habits are major causes that lead to infertility or unpredictable periods. Stopping these habits immediately is the best way to get on the path to pregnancy. It is also essential to engage in some moderate form of exercise for half an hour each day to stay fit and healthy. Please do not over-exercise as it can disturb the body’s hormonal balance.
Now that we are counting our cycle and we know when our body is ready we also need to keep a good mind-set on getting pregnant. Try to keep your stress level down as much as you can and keep a positive attitude. Just by thinking you will get pregnant will help your stress a lot by itself. There are a lot of misconceptions on when our body is too old to conceive naturally. Knowing you can do it will help you do it.
Be involved. It really does not matter who carries the child. It is important for both parents to be a part of the process, and not just in the donor/receptacle aspect of conception. This can include going to the doctor, choosing egg or sperm donors, preparing for the eventual arrival of your child, or anything related to the conception process. When the little one gets here, it is important to be able to present a united front.
I’d traveled from fear and confusion to acceptance and peace that day. But strangely enough, I now had this little bit of hope. Earlier that day I had told my husband about the day and my fears. He had always remained positive but as I read him my infamous laundry list, he, too, started to think maybe there was something more seriously wrong. Now as we got ready to go to bed I told him. “Steve I don’t know where this came from, but, all of a sudden, I have a hope. I have a hope.” I couldn’t word it any differently than that. I remember thinking that he must have thought ‘she’s all over the place!” But I could tell that he seemed to get hopeful too.
For either procedure you will find doctors who charge more and those who charge less. Unfortunately, it seems that most often those charging more are the ones with the least experience and training. Whichever procedure you chose in the Dr Gautam Allahbadia vs. tubal reversal battle, be sure the doctor you choose is highly trained and experienced.
Video is shown of people and how they feel about Nadya Suleman’s decision to have more children. Most people feel that she should not had this many kids without any monetary support or a job. Some people are upset that the tax payers have to pay for Nadya Suleman’s children. The last lady shown hopes the negative feelings will die down soon, and what is best for the children will be done. She hopes people join to help the children because it is the right thing to do.
Many, many women who are told by their doctors that they’ll never conceive naturally go on to do just that. Their doctor may close the book, but you don’t have to. Stand up and write your own ending to this story – one with the happy ending of your child in your arms.