Updated: Apr 1, 2022
Theresa had her life planned out for her. Get out of college and get married by 28. Start childbearing immediately.
She did get out of college and got married at 28.
Now comes the seemingly easier part of the plan – getting pregnant. Theresa and her husband did everything that the newlywed did to conceive. They crossed all ‘t’s and dotted the ‘I’s, but nothing came forth.
When shit gets REAL!
Theresa just wasn’t getting pregnant just like every 7 black women out of 10. Fertility and conceiving challenges is one problem that black women prominently face.
This is supported by the study that shows that black women are twice likely to have issues conceiving as their counterparts from other races.
And when this happens, black women tend to want to go for different fertility treatments such as the famous IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), Clomiphene, Artificial Insemination, and Intrauterine insemination.
Going for any of these fertility treatments as a black woman is not as easy as it is advertised or talked about. Because black women don’t get the required and needed medical care and support that they need for a successful pregnancy and birth.
This is not to say that getting Fertility Treatment as a black woman is a bad decision. But this is saying that you should be well equipped and well informed about the things that you need to know before you set out to seek fertility treatments.
Clues For Black Women Before Seeking Fertility Treatment
Age is significant!
For every black woman looking to give birth, you must know that age and timing is very important. I have seen a lot of young black women in their late 20s and early 30s living like they have all the time in the world to make babies.
The reality is that you really don’t, unfortunately. This is a fact that you need to know right now. This is why you need to start exploring different fertility options immediately after you notice that you are unable to conceive naturally.
Take your power back!
So sistahs, don’t fold your arms and twiddle your thumbs waiting for something to happen. Go out there and start seeking alternative means to conceiving if that's what you desire for your future.