Tuesday, May 20, 2008

:: infertility - part one ::

i've tried to surf the net to find the meaning of infertility.. and i have fpund some good, clear definition which i think worth sharing.. this is from wikipedia..


Reproductive endocrinologists, the dr specializing in infertility, consider a couple to be infertile if:

  • the couple has not conceived after 12 months of contraceptive-free intercouse, if the female is under the age of 34

  • the couple has not conceived after 6 months of contraceptive-free intercourse, if the female is over the age of 35

  • the female is incapable of carrying a pregnancy to term

  • difficulty conceiving after already having conceived and carried a normal pregnancy

so, in my case - i sit in category #1..

so after much deliberation, i went to see the dr to figure out why and what's the problem.. and to my astonichment the GP brushed me off! she said, it's ok.. u baru jek kawen.. don't worry.. but as time passed by, i think for like 2 months or so, i can't wait anymore.. i insisted for a referral to a specialist.. and, that is when, all the ordeal began..

i first went to a LADY gynae - in a private hospital.. she diagnosed me with endometriosis.. she suggested me to go through IUI procedure.. and being desperate for child, i went thru the cycle twice, before i called it for a stop.. the dr didn't treat my endometriosis.. i got fed up and moved on to a so called famous gynae to seek for the best treatment.. i ended up on an OT table for laparatomy with huge scar - as big as c-sect punya scar, and on leave for a month.. just to know that my endo is still there.. being aggressive this time, i don't agree with my dr at all, i started to seek treatment at a fertility specialist centre - TMC or formerly known as damansara fertility centre..

alhamdulillah, after a round of laparascopic, and twice IVF procedure, i'm blessed with a set of twin boys, now aged 9 months old.. IVF is not as easy as it sounds.. i'll share with you the experience in my next entries, insya Allah..

lesson learned :-

if u're married for more than a year and has no sign of conceiving despite being contraceptive-free, seek for profesional advise.. and do land at the right clinic.. ask every single question that u believe u need to know, and if the dr can't give u the answer, go n get the answer elsewhere.. don't wait for things to become so late, that is not treatable.. don't give up hope, and if u're the spouse - lend him/her the support..don't let him/her be drowned away with the problem.. and if u're a friend/family member, lift the spirit up, and lend him/her the strength to go through the dark phase..

guess that's all for now.. take care all.. hope this will benefit few..

ps : infertility tak semestinya problem pompuan jek.. it might be a man's problem or a combination of both.. ok?

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