By Julie Vargo
Perception and frank, pleasant suggestion on overcoming infertility -- from girls who've lived via all of it. we're bombarded by means of pictures of glad older moms, resembling Madonna and Celine Dion. yet 'Hollywood' articles approximately being pregnant and fertility at center age gloss over the great volume of monetary, emotional, and actual attempt confronted by means of suffering to conceive. during this hot, humorous, empathetic publication, journalist Julie Vargo and literary agent Maureen Regan -- ladies who've skilled in my view virtually each point of infertility -- provide readers a glimpse into what to anticipate if you end up now not looking ahead to. Hormones, sperm counts -- not anything is simply too own for those outspoken girls! levels from technical to funny and every thing in among. What are reliable, snappy comebacks to the query, 'Why are not you pregnant?' what's the distinction among gonadotrophin liberating hormone and progesterone? in the event you freeze your eggs? those questions and lots of extra are replied, and within the tone of a number of strong buddies. among them, the authors have undergone hormone remedies, miscarriages and a number of inseminations -- so that they understand firsthand the rollercoaster trip of attempting to in achieving being pregnant. With clever suggestion on the way to speak with medical professionals, husbands, associates, and moms, this booklet is a useful advisor for all girls dealing with infertility.
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I’m seeing more people with infertility at a later age than ever before,” says Dr. Michael Yarbrough, Julie’s OB/GYN who spent more than two decades in private practice specializing in high-risk patients. “They get out of school, they’re career-oriented, [and] they delay marriage and childbirth into their thirties. ” What else? There has been an increase in sexually transmitted disease since the advent of the sexual revolution in the seventies. Women are exercising more, which can deplete fat and mess up reproductive hormones.
If you can’t ovulate, you sure as heck can’t get pregnant, as Kay eventually found out. In addition to screwed-up periods, Kay also had more body and facial hair than other girls—probably due to the excess testosterone she was producting. She was a little heavier, as well, although she exercised and ate well, both as a child and as an adult. Both of these are possible red flags for PCOS, but it wasn’t until she was almost thirty and trying to get pregnant that doctors figured out what was causing the problem.
Some women do actually conceive easily at age forty. Others, however, have a hard time conceiving at twenty-eight. ld Are HowuO Yo r Eggs? There is a blood test that your fertility doctor can do to measure your “ovarian reserve” or how old your eggs actually are at the time of the test. This test measures the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol levels in your blood on the third day of your cycle. FSH stimulates egg growth, and each follicle represents a prospective egg. These levels will tell you how hard your pituitary is having to work to actually stimulate your ovaries.
A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility by Julie Vargo