‘Smoking is injurious to health’. This applies to reproductive health as well. Passive smoking is equally harmful, but not many women are aware of this. One survey of female hospital employees found that less than 1 in 4 knew that smoking could hurt their fertility or increase the risk of miscarriage.
WHAT IS IUI?
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of artificial insemination in which there is a transfer of many motile (actively swimming) sperm, through the cervix and directly into the uterus.
Impacts of infertility on the couples Relationships?
Men and women are affected by infertility in different ways. Most couples experience the struggle in much the same way. This is related to the traditional ways men and women have been trained to think, feel and act.
Women are typically seen, by others as well as themselves, as the emotional caretakers or providers of the relationship.
The process of IVF involves the ovarian stimulation with hormones with the intention of retrieving more eggs. The whole idea is to have enough eggs to produce optimum number of good embryos to transfer and to freeze a few in case the fresh transfer fails. The question here is how many do we actually need ? What is the optimum number of eggs needed to achieve a live birth, which in turn is the ultimate aim of IVF.