Reproductologists call a pair of barren, if within 12 months of a regular sexual life without use of contraceptive methods and means she does not manage to conceive a child. In this case, regular sex means the frequency of at least once a week. However, here something needs to be clarified:
- Firstly, the period of 12 months is very conditional, because the older the woman, the longer time interval may be required to "get" on the same favorable time for conception of the child;
- Secondly, such infertility is not a priori a fact of infertility of a specific man or woman.
It is likely that after changing sexual partners, the situation or moving into a new life period, a woman will be able to conceive without any difficulties. How to know, is it possible to hope for a natural pregnancy or is it necessary to look for ways to solve the problem for specialists? Are there any special signs that indicate to a woman that she can not conceive a child?
To begin with, it should be said that in medicine there are several types or forms of infertility:
- primary (congenital) infertility - when a woman has never been pregnant in her life, conception is not occurred;
- secondary (acquired) infertility - when a woman at least once in her life was pregnant, regardless of whether she could endure and give birth to the child or not;
- relative infertility - if the reasons for the inability to conceive and / or bear a child can be eliminated;
- absolute infertility - if the ability to conceive and / or bear children can not be restored.
In addition, depending on the causes, hormonal (endocrine), tubal, uterine, immune, psychological and other types of female infertility are also allocated, including idiopathic, that is, an unidentified nature.
Thus, based on this, each woman can determine their own share of the risk of enrolling in the ranks of infertile.
Even in adolescence, the following signs may indicate the likelihood of the formation of difficulties in conceiving a child:
- Late menstruation (16 or more years);
- a long menstrual cycle (40 or more days);
- irregular menstrual cycle;
- scanty menstrual discharge;
- congenital anomalies in the structure of the organs of the female reproductive system (infantile uterus, ovarian exhaustion, absence of one of the ovaries, convulsive fallopian tubes);
- Insufficient weight due to malnutrition, a monotonous diet, or taking dietary supplements.
It should be noted that the risk of infertility is increased with each subsequent abortion.
In addition, women at risk with disorders in the work of the nervous system and certain gynecological diseases and pathologies include:
- chronic inflammatory processes in the uterus, ovaries and appendages;
- Sexual infections, in particular a combination of several and a long absence of treatment;
- removal of one of the ovaries;
- pathology in the structure and functioning of the sexual apparatus of a woman (the formation of cysts, polycystic ovaries);
- hormonal disorders (in particular, the absence of ovulation due to hormonal imbalance);
- obstruction of the fallopian tubes;
- chromosomal pathologies of the oocytes.
But even if one or more of the above factors occurs in a woman's life, this does not mean that she is completely sterile. And even if a medical examination confirms this sad diagnosis, then, fortunately, there is a modern auxiliary reproductive medicine, It is an opportunity to become parents of many infertile couples.
However, there are some cases in which the conception and bearing of a child by a woman is, unfortunately, absolutely impossible. In particular, this applies to women who underwent surgery for removal of the uterus or both ovaries, as well as for dressing or removing the fallopian tubes. It is extremely rare that a woman completely lacks menstruation.
But you can become a mother even in this situation. Very many children around the world are waiting for their mothers, albeit not biological & hellip;