Dr. Elizabeth Sipusic of Mercy Health said it affects men and women, but at a more emotional sacrifice to women.
Boardman, Ohio (WKBN) – Whether it’s a movie or a family event, someone pipes up and asks the newlyweds about their plans to start a family.
The intent of this question is harmless, but it reminds everyone that this week is fertility week and that question can be nervous. Sometimes people try everything they can, but they don’t get the results they want.
“Infertility probably affects more women than we are fully aware of,” said Dr. Elizabeth Sipsis, OBGYN at Mercy Health. “It’s a taboo topic, so I don’t think there are many women who are happy to open it up to others and say they’re struggling with it.”
Sipusic said it also affects men, but because he’s trying to get pregnant, he often thinks from a woman’s point of view and often asks for help in advance.
According to the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development About 9% of men and 11% of women of reproductive age in the United States experience childbirth problems.
“It forces women to make great emotional sacrifices. As part of that, we don’t know what they are suffering from, so don’t forget to be kind to all women,” says Sipusic.
Sipusic believes that more people are suffering from childbirth than are being spoken. She said that if people talk about it with close friends and family, they may find a common rationale or even some answers to their questions.
“I think I would go to your doctor first and say,’I’m about to get pregnant and nothing has happened yet,'” Sipusic said.
Sipusic added that there are many reasons why a person cannot become pregnant. Going to a doctor for a test or ultrasound is a good start. If needed, OBGYN can assist with medication and recommend a person to a specialist.
Sipusic also said that he would make sure that a person eats healthy, exercises, and restricts drinking and smoking.
“Taboo Topic”: Local OBGYN explains the impact of childbirth problems, what people can do
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