Endometriosis is derived from the word “endometrium,” which is the uterine tissue. Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that resembles the lining of the uterus from the inside develops on the outside. Endometriosis causes the tissue lining the inside of the uterus to thicken, break down, and bleed during each period. However, new tissue growth on the uterine wall may retain blood, resulting in painful periods and pain while having intercourse. Therefore, endometriosis makes it harder for a woman to conceive.
When a couple is ready to get pregnant, it should be the happiest and easiest thing in the world. However, for a large majority of couples, getting pregnant is not so easy. There are a number of complications that can arise, either in the man or woman, that can make getting pregnant extremely problematic.
Infertility is a relatively common condition affecting one in 6 couples. Despite this, it remains a taboo. It affects the couple psychologically, economically and socially. They avoid meeting people as “children” will be a topic of conversation. Everybody you meet wants to suggest options. Seeing an infertility clinic is one of them. With the word “infertility clinic” many couples freak out.
What is ovulation?
Usually each month one ovary will be stimulated by hormones produced in the brain. These cause a small cyst or follicle to grow on the ovary in which an egg develops. Another hormone then causes the follicle to release one egg to travel down the fallopian tube where it can be fertilized by the sperm which swims up from the vagina. This usually occurs around 14 days after the beginning of a period but can vary between 11 – 16 days.