Four reasons not to delay pregnancy

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In traditional cultures, people soon start a family, and the women gave birth at the age of 20 years. Now we do not think this is the norm: it is necessary to get an education, get up, take up a career and only then think about the children.

As a result, the average age of women giving birth Russian steadily approaching the age of 40, when the body's aging process has already started, and behind him there is "baggage" chronic problems, against which and become pregnant, and to provide, and give birth to a child is much more difficult. Still Best of childbearing age20-30 years. But if life develops differently, it's an excuse not to give birth to the child, and turn todoctors reproduction. However, there are other reasons.

Cause One: "younger" infertility

Every year the average age infertile couples has been steadily decreasing, if 10 years ago they were men aged 33 to 37 years, now it is 25 to 30 years. The reasons are many: the unhealthy lifestyle and nutrition, constant stress, which become chronic and play havoc with the hormone system, irregular and / or promiscuous with the consequences in the form of diseases, sexually transmitted infections, chronic inflammation of the pelvic organs, abortion , most of which occur with complications. Result — exponentially growing number of infertile couples. According to the Russian Association of Human Reproduction, in Russia their number is now more than 6 million.

During the last 10-15 years, Russia has witnessed a rapid development of assisted reproduction techniques, which give the ability to have children of their own people for which, until recently, it was almost impossible. These include IVF (in the so-called "artificial insemination"), ICSI, allows the use of even a single sperm for severe male factor, a program using donor eggs and sperm, and finally surrogacy.

The second reason: the percent of male infertility

In 1997, the ratio of female and male infertility was 60:40, thenow These figures look exactly the opposite. Male factor is a major cause of infertility more than 60% of cases. Reproduction sounding the alarm — is deteriorating sperm quality and its ability to fertilize. A growing number of infertile couples are forced to resort to assisted reproduction (IVF or IVF + ICSI) for this reason. In this regard, men are increasingly resorting to sperm cryopreservation, "future", so as not to lead to a critical situation.

Cause Three: endocrine problems

Dramatically increased the number of a variety of endocrine disorders, especially among residents of big cities. Now the world has been a sharp increase in obesity, problems with the thyroid and breast cancer is steadily increasing number of patients with diabetes mellitus. Of course, that pregnancy is against this background does not flow as easily as we would like.

Cause Fourth: you can help

During the last 10-15 years, Russia has witnessed a rapid development of assisted reproduction techniques, which give the ability to have children of their own people for which, until recently, it was almost impossible. These include IVF (in the so-called "artificial insemination"), ICSI, allows the use of even a single sperm for severe male factor, a program using donor eggs and sperm, and finally surrogacy. But the greatest achievement of recent years, of course, can be considered to determine the possibility of the appearance of the sex of the child before its transfer into the uterus (pre-implantation diagnosis). It gives a chance to people with hereditary chromosomal diseases have healthy children, which was impossible a few years ago.

If youyet faced with similar problems of infertility and know first-hand, do not delay your visit to a fertility specialist, do not waste your precious time! Moreover, that now intractable problems will not happen.

Physician-Reproduction Goshovskiy Svetlana, Department of extracorporeal fertilization Medical Center's "Peace"

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