One of the focuses of my practice is infertility. There are multiple factors that could prevent a woman getting pregnant. Of course, considering that the sperm which is the male factor is corrected. The other area of involvement focuses on the female fertility potential. It could be hormonal. It could be the function of the ovaries. It could be structural like the condition of the tubes, ovaries, or uterus. Or it could be associated abnormalities like certain people have autoimmune disorders like lupus, for example or people with chronic renal or kidney problem, or even people with diabetes. They have a higher risk of miscarriages. All of these conditions could directly or indirectly affect the fertility potential of a female.
One of the factors that now is growing is women are waiting too long to get pregnant. Remember the older we get, there is less chance of having a good quality egg. There are higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities. There are higher risks of developing associated problems like thyroid issues, diabetes, hypertension, etc.
So I have been encouraging my patients that when they are emotionally, physically, and financially ready to get pregnant, it’s a good idea. There is no need to wait or some people may not have that potential now. We have a growing potential of egg preservation or even embryo freezing, so there are so many choices available that would help patients preserve their fertility potential and not having to go through problems later on in their life.
Increasing awareness about these choices available to them is a very important mission of our practice.