If you’ve ever felt like a gate crasher at the doctors, you’ve most likely given yourself a nickname. You’re the one that always gets the last laugh in the office. If you’ve got to visit the doctor, the last place you want to be is in the waiting room. So if you feel like the Doctor has been ignoring you, maybe it’s time you did something about it and read this story. Any woman who has ever felt Dismissed At The Doctors should read this.
One day a little while ago, I was sitting in the doctor’s office. The doc in front of me was talking to me about some sort of pain in my back and asked me if I was pregnant. When did I tell him no, he said, “No, but what do you mean you aren’t pregnant? How does a girl get pregnant?”
I looked up at him and said, “I don’t know. Just recently had a baby, and it was just a little bit. But it feels like I’ve been running around the block and trying to catch a break.” He looked at me and said, “You must be really sore, how do you do that?”
I didn’t know how to answer that question, so I just went into my own little world. In fact, I started telling him little riddles. “Well, sometimes when I lay down to go to sleep I take a really long bathroom break. And sometimes I’ll wake up and pee right in my bed.” Then I started telling him all kinds of things. I told him I was in a hospital staying for an extended period of time and hadn’t been feeling very well.
Anyway, the doctor was getting agitated, so I stopped talking. But he kept asking, “So, just how did you get pregnant?” I told him that I talked with a fertility specialist and an assistant to the fertility specialist and they told me that I was probably ovulating about four weeks before I actually conceived.
The truth is, I wasn’t ovulating, but I did have intercourse several weeks before I became pregnant. So, I asked my doctor what the chances were of becoming pregnant. He said, “0%”. Any woman who has ever felt a little bit pregnant can tell you that this is not a good feeling. But, if you are one of those women who has been trying for months without success, you may feel it. So, how can a woman who has never even conceived become pregnant?
There are many factors that can help a woman become pregnant. There are medical procedures that can be performed to increase the chances of conception. IVF and tubal reversal are the most common choices. When choosing either procedure, your doctor will probably want to talk with you more about your lifestyle and other options. This is very important.
If you are like me, it can be very overwhelming to think about all of the things you must do and can’t do. As my wife and I talked more about the possibility of having a baby, she began to feel excited about becoming a mother. It wasn’t long before we were celebrating! Now, she is the proudest woman in the world! If you have had to struggle with infertility, it doesn’t have to feel that way!
It is important to understand that there are several things that a woman can do to improve the odds of conception. She should stay healthy. It is important that she eats the right foods, stays away from drugs and alcohol, and does her best to reduce stress. She needs to get her hormones in balance as well. This is especially important if she has been infertile for a long time.
If you are a smoker or drinker, now may be the time to stop! Smoking and drinking can deplete the quality of the sperm and make it much weaker. A weak or slow sperm can lead to impotence or low sperm count. Not only that, it may also lead to permanent infertility. So, quit! You’ll be glad you did!
There are many other tips and suggestions out there, and they are just as valid. It is really up to any woman who has ever felt that she may be infertile to use her head and really think about what she needs to do to improve her odds of conception. It may take some time and determination, but you will be very glad when you are able to conceive. Don’t give up!