As I have mentioned before in previous articles, it is not an easy task to realize the fact of being challenged in the fertility area, and to acknowledge it. Once we know there is something going on, measures should be taken. If you are in a stable relationship then communication is important. It is crucial to speak the truth and find solutions together.
If you are faced with infertility issues, talk to your partner in an open, honest and direct way. Communication is one of the main ingredients of a relationship. Communication in fertility treatments is key. If you address this at the beginning is better. There are signs and symptoms that tell us something is wrong when we decide to conceive. If you have had previous long-term relationships and had sex without protection this might be a sign that something is happening. If you are having sex with your actual partner for over a year without protection and no pregnancy is achieved that is another sign. If you are under 35 years and have sexual relationships without pregnancy, if your partner has children from previous relationships but fails to have them with you, etc. There are several signs that help us realize something is not working properly. When you spot one or more of these signs then is important to speak to your partner and address the concerns properly in order to find the best alternatives, then visit a fertility specialist.
I have seen patients during the fertility consultation that clearly have a lack of communication with their partners, and everything turns to be more difficult. During the whole procedure, fertility specialists need the collaboration of the couple. If one member of the couple is collaborating but the other still in negation, and denies to be treated then the procedure might fail. The same as when the procedure starts and information is given to the couple to be discussed together and they do not communicate and make decisions without consulting the other party, it creates problems...Continue reading
My name is Lucy Coleman. I am a Medical Doctor and specialist in Human Reproduction, Fertility and Embryology.