My husband and I are blessed with five boys. We will be forever grateful for such beautiful blessing.
As it seems too easy for me to conceive, other couples, though, find it too challenging to get pregnant and bear a child. Thus, the initial question of close friends is the secret to boost the chances of getting pregnant. And all I could tell them is –
Know your cycle
A fertile woman releases egg cells which can survive for 48 hours only. One would know she is at her most fertile stage when she discharges cervical mucus, an egg-white-like stretchy slime. This is where the male’s sperm cells swim to meet the egg in the fallopian tube. Only one sperm cell is needed to fertilize an egg cell.
Having five boys, though, doesn’t make me an expert when it comes to fertility subject. It is still safe and prudent to talk to and seek advice from the doctors and the authorities. These people give facts rather than opinions. And one company I know which remains proactive in educating and helping couples with fertility problems is Merck Philippines. For five years now, Merck stages its Fertility Awareness Campaign.
Fertility Awareness Campaign
For 2017, Merck continues to educate people about infertility and its possible treatment through the “Bridging Baby Steps” campaign. One topic to be discussed is the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) method which is available in the country.
The ART of procreation
One available method for childless couples is Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). This treatment procedure enables multiplication of ovarian follicles and facilitates egg cell retrieval. During the process, embryos are formed outside the body of the mother and are transferred once the “cultures” are successfully formed. Possible candidates for this treatment are patients suffering from severe sperm deficits, blocked fallopian tubes, unexplained infertility, mild endometriosis, and ovulation disorders.
This year’s Fertility Awareness Campaign also aims to dismiss the fear of undergoing IVF. Dr. Virgilio M. Novero Jr., head of St. Luke’s flagship Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CARMI), shared that the success rate of such procedure has grown tremendously over the past years. He said that about six million children around the world were born via IVF.
Dr. Novero Jr.’s claim is also supported by Dess Cartaῆo, Sales & Marketing Manager for Fertility, Merck Philippines. She said in a statement that “As they say, ‘where there’s life, there’s hope.’ We, at Merck Philippines, understand the heartaches of couples who can’t conceive a child. We want to let them know that there are means and ways to combat infertility. “
Turning Dreams into Reality
Most couples still wish to cuddle their adorable little ones and be called as parents. Don’t be among the 15% of the population who suffer from fertility problems. There are solutions other than the usual one.
Learn from the experts. Find time as Merck bridges the steps towards finally having that bundle of joy. Know your options now.