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Raising a child is probably one of the most demanding endeavors out there. It requires a lot of compromises. Especially mothers who are traditionally expected to be in charge of the whole child-rearing process.
Even so, many women and their partners still yearn to have a child. Some even dream of having TONS of children! For them, the experience of having kids, even with its relentless demands for resources, is going to be a dream come true.
However, not all couples have it easy. Some are plagued with months or even years of trying to conceive. Some find it difficult to conceive because they are stressed or overworked.
One of the more popular and less invasive fertility solutions is going on vacation and focusing on each other. Usually, when they come back from focusing on baby-making and nothing else, a bun is in the oven.
However, some couples aren’t as lucky. They may have physiological issues that are a bit more challenging to address. Here we discuss some of the most common fertility solutions.
Fertility Solutions 1: IVF
One of the first things done by fertility clinics is testing the male. Generally, people think that the issue is with the woman when conception becomes a challenge. This is not always the case. The problem could very well be with the man like it was in my case.
In fact, hope that the problem is with the man because it’s a lot easier to address. Usually, men suffer from low sperm count. That is, they are producing way less sperm than expected, decreasing the chances of pregnancy.
One of the most common fertility solutions to address low sperm count is in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this process, a man’s sperm cell is made to fertilize a woman’s viable egg. All this happens in the controlled environment of a laboratory.
To further ensure the success of the procedure, they may even extract only the most viable sperm from the sample. If the fertilization is successful, the fertilized egg is then implanted in the woman’s uterus and the pregnancy can continue normally.
Fertility Solutions 2: Adoption
Life can be very ironic. Sometimes, couples who want children so badly find it hard to conceive. On the other hand, conception comes easily to couples who shouldn’t be having children just yet. That is because they are too young, too financially unstable, or just not ready for parenthood. The result of this rather ironic situation is children are born in the wrong economic and environmental setups.
Fortunately, Texan couples who are in a better position to rear children can adopt. Because the road to adoption can be tedious, you should get the help of a reliable adoption lawyer, especially if the child is of a different nationality.
As mentioned before, having children is fulfilling. However, this should not be the only thing you think about when deciding to have a child. It’s going to be a lifelong commitment, so couples must consider everything before jumping in.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.