The agony of childlessness of couples is a traumatic experience especially for women. No matter the number of years or how long you have been waiting for, the journey is not one you would want to go through. Unfortunately, childlessness is very common amongst couples these days.
Infertility is the term used to describe a couple’s failure to conceive, despite having engaged in regular and unprotected intercourse for a year. The problem affects around one in seven couples in the U.K, which translates as approximately 3.5 million people.
Infertility can be caused by various different problems and sometimes it is not possible to establish the cause. There may be a single cause in either partner or a combination of problems that may prevent conception occurring or a pregnancy continuing. Both men and women can have a problem with their fertility, which is the case in about 20% of infertile couples. In around 15% of cases, no cause of infertility is identified in either partner and this is referred to as “unexplained” infertility.
However, when causes are identified among women, they most commonly include irregular ovulation, endometriosis and obstructed fallopian tubes, while among men, the most common cause is sperm disorders.
Infertility is a common problem. In the U.S, 10 to 15% of couples are infertile. However, infertility is not the same as sterility, where there is no possibility of conception. Up to 15% of couples can be infertile, but only 1 to 2% of those are sterile and 50% of infertile couples who seek help, eventually conceive, either naturally or with medical assistance.
The prevalence of infertility in Nigeria is put at between 20 – 25% among married couples, according to experts. However, 40 – 45 % of all consultations in gynaecological clinics are infertility-related.
Many infertile women in developing countries consider that, without children, their lives are without hope.
However, there is usually a good news at the end of this wait. Couples need to be hopefully, get help and support, pray and try available Doctors recommendations.
The wonders of God will never end! It can only be delayed but never denied.
A woman finally welcomes baby after 21 years of marriage On Sunday, March 26, as people were celebrating Mother’s Day a young lady took to her Facebook account to thank God for how her aunt has been blessed with a bouncing baby boy after being married for several years of marriage
The girl identified as Iwuafor Juliet, posted her sister’s picture with the baby and the caption: “Biko UMUNNEM…. Praise God with me. My Anty got married since 1996 and have not had any child since then…… later on she took in and carried the pregnancy for 3years and 2 months. Just yesterday she gave birth to the long awaited baby (boy)…. Two days to Mothering Sunday after TWENTY ONE YEARS. My Anty will be called a Mother this year. God of miracle TAHNK YOU