The third most prevalent problem to be diagnosed after Cancer and Heart disease is the Fertility issue. Historically speaking, we live in a land that used to have a tremendous fertility rate. But over time, the Niti Aayog census reveals that the fertility rates have declined from 2.3 to 2.2 due to unhealthy practices and environmental factors, which gave rise to new age fertility procedures. However, unnatural conceptions have the same physical and emotional distress as that of natural birth.
Studies reveal that men’s psychological problems depend on whether they or their partners are diagnosed with fertility issues. The man tends to have less distress when the woman is diagnosed with the issue, whereas, when a setback is found with himself, he experiences low self-esteem, frustration, and depression. There are chances that you and your partner might end up in a pothole of misunderstanding and miscommunication. But do you think an argument can solve your problem? That’s an absolute NO. So, set aside your verbal war and buckle up to consult a doctor for the right treatment.
One of India’s most popular treatments is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), with 35% to 40% success rates, and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), otherwise called Artificial insemination, with 10% to 30% success rates. These treatments not only increase the chances of pregnancy but also cause only minor short-term side effects. Some women are prone to experience nausea, bloating, mild cramping, breast tenderness, mood swings, and allergic reactions towards injections or fertility drugs. Wherefore, in this fast-growing technological world, there is a boatload of medications that will ease down any uncomfortableness.
Conversely, if you decide to undergo surrogacy treatment, you should be aware that the biological mom may sometimes feel disconnected from the baby emotionally because she didn’t carry it. Spending more time with the baby in an unbiased way and normalizing the idea of surrogacy will help the mother and the child develop his/her identity as a surrogacy baby in the future.
Having decided to have a baby supported by treatments is like finally reaching the doorway to dreamland after bashing through obstacles and stigma. Always keep in mind that the journey throughout the treatment will be quite overwhelming, but there is going to be a day where you and your partner carry the little bundle of joy in your hands while happy tears roll down your face. As long as there is a tiniest, wildest chance, never give up!