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?

3 comments:

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?