PREGNANCY CHAT ROOM - Iowa PEER SUPPORT
Health & Help Chat has dedicated this portion of the web site to fertility and maternity peer support. Here, you will find a community that may be struggling to get pregnant and/or going through IVF treatments. Here you may just find hope in another who struggled to get pregnant for years, and is now in her first trimester. Perhaps you can find some friends around the globe who can sympathize with daily hormone injections or give you the encouragement you need to go back to the doctor for another round of treatment. Maybe you will meet another woman in the same phase of pregnancy as you, and go week by week during the stages of pregnancy together. Health & Help Chat's philosophy is that there is power in numbers. Peer support along with the proper medical treatment just may help you get through another round of fertility treatments or another day of "morning" sickness. In order to make this happen for you, Health & Help Chat is offering you a Pregnancy and Fertility Chat Room, pregnancy and fertility forums, and a pregnancy and fertility social network to begin connecting with other women out there in the same life-changing place that you are.
Infertility is a very common issue for women of all ages, for different reasons. According to docshop.com, the reasons include: both "male and female factor at 18%, the male factor at 17%, the female factor at 12%; Endometriosis being 5%, and the unknown factor, 11%." Years ago, there was very little hope for those couples who wished to have a biological child but could not. Luckily, in the 21st century, IVF is now available. According to the same web site, the success rate of IVF treatment, "is improving rapidly." Those under the age of 35 with a, "29% increase," in successful pregnancies, "35 to 37 - 24 percent increase; 38 to 40 - 18 percent; Age 41 to 42 - 30 percent." Although the success rates increase, the price for treatment unfortunately does as well. If you are currently going through fertility treatments and are looking for a group of supportive peers to give you hope when it seems as though all hope is lost, we encourage you to enter this pregnancy and fertility community to meet, greet share and support with others.
In the United States alone, "Each year about 6 million women and teens get pregnant."1 Worldwide, the number enters the range of double digit millions. There were also many different types of pregnancy situations in the year 2010. There are married women who get pregnant, single women, teenagers, artificial insemination, and women who have been diagnosed with an illness such as HIV. Each situation is unique, and each situation does not take away the joy of bringing a new life into the world. Whether you are a happily married woman, a single woman, a teenager or even a woman facing certain complications with your pregnancy, you are all in the same situation with the same ultimate conclusion, and should be there to support each other.
The one thing that all pregnant women have in common is their shared love for the child they are carrying. Whether you are married, single, considered too young or too old to have a child, or HIV positive and pregnant, please know that you are all the same, and all need each other to get through your nine months, or the emotional time before pregnancy occurs. Please utilize this Pregnancy and Fertility Chat Room, pregnancy and fertility forums and this pregnancy and fertility social network for you to become part of a world wide support group to help you get through your fertility and pregnancy.