| Ovulatory Disorders
So, your medical diagnosis says that you are infertile. We understand
it is devastating. But it is not the end of the road.
Most likely, your cause is due to endometriosis,
fallopian tube damage, cervical factor or even age. Sometimes,
infertility is a result of unexplained factors. It is important
to know and understand your fertilization cycle and its implications
on conception, so that you feel secure and at ease at the
time of treatment.
YOU COULD BE AT A RISK OF INFERTILITY IF YOU:
Have a sexually
smoking and drug use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and crack
Have a past history
of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)
Have eating disorders
Have a chronic
disease like diabetes
At BabiesandUs, we can diagnose and treat your cause of infertility,
so that you can be parents.
WHAT CAN GO WRONG?
Any fault in the maturation of the egg (follicle), ovulation, quality
of the egg, fertilization of the egg, implantation of the egg can
lead to infertility.
The damage to the tubes can occur due to infections, endometriosis
or adhesions. These block the fallopian tubes thereby inhibiting the
egg to travel towards the sperm and vice versa. (info)
The cervix produces a substance (mucous) that becomes thin at the
time of ovulation, so that the sperm can easily pass through to meet
the egg. Abnormality in the cervix results in poor quality of the
mucous, usually a poor viscous mass that prevents the sperm journey
through the cervix.
WHEN WILL FERTILIZATION TAKE PLACE?
The menstrual cycle of a woman represents the fertilization phenomenon.
The various stages that your body goes through every month, are the
essential processes that determine fertility or infertility. Any flaw
or malfunction of the organs can disrupt the cycle and can result
You have a pair of ovaries, one of which produces an egg every twenty-eight
days to thirty-six days. Each of these twenty-eight days represents
the menstrual cycle. The female reproductive system must undergo the
following processes for fertilization to take place.
The ovary houses
many follicles, each of which produces a single egg
must mature satisfactorily under the influence of the FSH
(Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH
(Luteinzing Hormone) produced by the pituitary gland.
maturing, the follicles must produce another hormone called
estrogen, which prepares the
uterus lining (womb) for receiving the fertilized egg. (implantation)
The most mature
and dominant follicle should release an egg in the middle of the cycle.
In other words, you must ovulate without any disorders.
The mature egg
must travel through the fallopian tube where it might get fertilized
with a sperm.
The sperm must
pass through the cervical mucus to fertilize the egg
egg must get implanted into the uterus.