“Because you’ll never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible.”
The National Infertility Awareness Week is the week of April 21-27 this year. It intends to highlight that “anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate.” Their goal is to unite Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families. You can read more about how you can partner, share and get involved on their website.
Statistics On Infertility
If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. According to Resolve, The National Infertility Association many others are suffering from it as well.
- 1 in 8 couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
- 4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have received infertility services in their lifetime.
- Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or is unexplained.
- A couple, ages 29-33, with a normal functioning reproductive system has only 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month.
If you and your partner are experiencing infertility, call our experienced infertility obstetricians at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates today. We will provide you with compassionate care while evaluating potential factors that are making it difficult for you to conceive. Call us today.