Being unable to get pregnant naturally is heart breaking for couples especially those married for a long time.
Given that the traditional method of natural conception is not one that is working, or one that can be employed, there are enough options to consider to realise your dreams of becoming a parent.
Medical advancements have now made it possible to not only conceive, but carry a healthy baby full term, without intercourse.
Some of the methods mentioned below can help you have your baby by becoming pregnant in a different way.
The Methods are:
1. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): With IUI where sp*rm is matched with your egg inside your uterus, a woman can work with a partner, donor, or sp*rm bank. Each of those options come with their own set of variables.
For example, you can choose a known donor or to go through a sp*rm bank; you can also get a fresh or frozen sample. A gynaecologist uses a catheter to introduce the sperm into your uterus (via your v*gina and c*rvix).
It is simple, minimally uncomfortable, and similar to pap smear in terms of discomfort. You may leave the clinic with mild cramps, but otherwise you’ll have zero recovery time. And they are free to go about normal activities.
2. Turkey Baster Technique: Very few people might be aware of this technique while numerous others might think of this as a quick and easy method.
It is adopted by few couples and this can be compared to artificial insemination.
The steps are rather simple. Sp*rm needs to be procured either from a known person or the sp*rm bank.
An insemination syringe is then used to collect the sp*rm, which is then inserted inside the v*gina of the woman, letting the sp*rms inseminate within.
This is rather painless, and there is no recovery time as such since this isn’t a medical procedure. Having the pelvic portion tilted upwards for some minutes to stop the sp*rm from spilling outside is recommended.
3. Surrogacy: In some couples, one or both partners may be infertile, or the woman might not have a uterus strong enough to hold the baby. But couples tend to want a baby of their own. This can be achieved through surrogacy.
The sp*rm of the male and the eggs of the female are combined in a laboratory environment to allow fertilisation and the formation of an embryo. This embryo is then placed in the womb of a willing surrogate, who will carry the baby for the duration of the pregnancy, and then hand it over to the original parents.
Surrogacy, of course, is an expensive option.
Now, it certainly is up to you whether you would ‘technically’ be pregnant if you have a surrogate carrying your baby. But no doubt, you will most certainly have a baby that will be your very own in every way.