Saturday, December 1, 2007

How do you define infertility?

I can get pregnant.
In four months time I was twice pregnant.
But I lost them both.
And I still don't know if my U. will ever work well enough not to reject an embryo.

So if you are a woman who gets pregnant but can not carry that pregnancy to term, are you infertile?
Or are you just someone who suffers from Recurrent loss?

Are there rules to this?


Yodasmistress said...

Before I run over to the online dictionary to find out the real definition...

Interesting question. I mean, so often when I think of infertility I do think of it as I know it - i.e., that I can't get pregnant. But I don't think that is right. If I think about the question for an extra 1.5 seconds, I would define infertility as the inability to readily reproduce. (Don't make me define "readily".) Which certain includes RPL.

K77 said...

I define it as the inability to get AND STAY pg naturally. So I'm sorry hon, but you're in.

I think the medical definition is something along the lines of not getting pg within a year of trying, and I think there's usually something in there about carrying to term.

Anonymous said...

According to the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2005 a woman is defined as...
WOMAN- The term `woman’ means a female human being who is capable of becoming pregnant, whether or not she has reached the age of majority.

So now I am not even a woman?