By Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Center ( Malaysia)
Ikuti kisah Athirah.
Athirah mendirikan rumahtangga semasa berumur 26 tahun. Selepas setahun berkahwin , barulah Athirah dan suami memulakan perjalanan untuk menimang cahaya mata.
Selepas setahun mencuba, nasib masih tidak memihak kepada mereka.
“ Saya dah mula panik kenapa saya masih belum hamil. Tetapi selepas membaca beberapa blog fertiliti , kami rasa perlu memberikan lebih masa sahaja kerana kami masih muda lagi” kata Athirah mengingatkan kisah 4 tahun yang lepas.
Walaupun Athirah and suami membuat keputusan untuk memberikan mereka lebih masa, tetapi kesakitan yang Athirah alami semasa setiap kitaran haid menjadi semakin teruk.
Akhirnya mereka membuat keputusan menemui pakar sakit puan .
“ Sebelum saya memilih hospital dan doctor , saya membuatonline search dahulu. Pada mulanya kami ingin berjumpa pakar sakit puan sahaja, tetapi suami saya yang cadangkan baik berjumpa pakar sakit puan yang juga pakar fertiliti” .
Fertility problems are not the best dinner conversations because they involve intimate issues behind closed doors. That is exactly why you can feel free to speak to your fertility specialist about what is really troubling you as a couple, because he/she would be able to talk to you frankly about making babies, with or without sex.
But to get the correct answers, it helps to ask the right questions. Here are answers to some of the most embarrassing questions every couple wants to know – but may be too shy to ask!
Q. Is position xyz more effective in getting pregnant?
Unfortunately not. There is no scientific evidence that any particular sexual position can improve pregnancy. There is, however, a link between frequency of intercourse and chances of pregnancy. Higher frequency relates to a higher probability of pregnancy.
One in six couples face infertility and are in need of fertility treatment . These couples need an IVF ( test tube baby) treatment but are unable to proceed due to financial constraint. As a fertility specialist and father of 3 lovely children, I would like to share the joy a child brings into our lives. Therefore, I wish to help couples requiring IVF treatment to achieve parenthood by organising a fundraising campaign. Let’s give them the joy of parenthood ! We can make a difference in their lives !
This is a pilot project . I believe if WE can come together , we can make this project a success and it will serve as a building block for future larger projects. My target is to collect at least RM20000 , which may help 2 couples to receive an IVF treatment.
I am ” transforming” myself to become a long distance runner as I will be running a half-marathon by the end of the fundraising period.
I hope to inspire YOU into realising that YOU too can help couples struggling with infertility.