Infertility is Not Always the Woman’s Fault

Infertility is a problem that affects millions of couples all over the world every year as they vainly struggle to create the baby for whom they are so desperate. Infertility is also a problem that can affect both partners as it is not something that is restricted to one gender or the other either.
Indeed, it's a total myth that infertility or the inability of a couple to have a baby is always a ‘woman's problem' as studies indicate that at least half of all situations where a couple have been trying for a baby and failed are in some way connected to male reproductive problems.
A further complication for couples who are trying to have a baby without success is that it is often difficult to understand why they should be failing to achieve their dreams. It is not always completely straightforward to establish that one or the other partner has a genuine infertility problem without seeking medical attention, and given that there is perhaps a degree of embarrassment attached to doing so, this does not always happen.
On the other hand, as you will discover later, the number of couples who do seek medical attention for fertility problems that then conceive almost immediately is surprising high. Being embarrassed is clearly not the only possible reaction to having to seek medical attention for infertility!
In fact, according to the US statistics, approximately one third of infertility problems are caused by female difficulties, whilst another one third can be ‘blamed' on the man.
Nevertheless, even though men and women are about equally responsible for infertility problems, it is estimated that approximately 10% of women in the USA (just over 6 million people) do have fertility problems according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) section of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The percentages of infertility problems that can be ascribed to one partner or the other vary from one country to country too. For example, in the UK, 25% of the problems are caused by male difficulties, 50% are caused by female difficulties with 25% having no known cause. And unlike the US figures, the percentage of infertile couples who both suffered difficulties is only 10% in Sweden, so statistics do vary from country to country.
However, on a worldwide basis, it is believed that around one in every seven couples has difficulties conceiving with data from most countries indicating that irrespective of development levels and the standard of living, the ratio seems to hold fairly stable.
In approximately 20% of cases where infertility is a problem, both the male and female have reproductive system difficulties whilst in the final 10% of apparent infertility situations, there is no cause that can be found. Age increases the possibility of infertility as well, so this is another factor that needs to be taken into account.
So there goes that myth!

Cool Looking Baby Rocker

Seventies looking Swedish furniture is all the rage lately not only in conventional furniture design but also in baby furniture. If it is made out of teak, some kind of blonde wood or made entirely out of one piece of melded wood than it is considered to be very hip and cool. Think of the kind of furniture that Gwen Stefani or Brad Pitt would be inclined to put in their baby's room and you are on the right track.

If you looking for a rocker for your baby that is almost like a high-end piece of designer furniture that would be found in a Stanley Kubrick film then you need to look at the types of baby rockers made by a company called Bloom. You can see what they look like on a site called Gingerbread Monkeys, which has tons of photos of them in every color of wood and every color of fabric.

Architecturally these unique rockers are aerodynamic and also iconic. Even though they are kind of pricey they are real conversation pieces because they almost look like pieces of art. They are the baby rocker equivalent of the Movado watch which is collected in museums.

The company calls these dynamic baby rockers — loungers. These loungers are available many different colors. The best thing is that there is no assembly required because the Bloom Lounger is all in one piece. It looks like a big bent piece of wood and as well as designer combinations for the seat versus the rocker itself. For instance you can get a black base with a black, orange, blue or red fabric seat. The fabric is vinyl and very washable. I have heard that you can also get these in leather but I have not run across them online yet. Maybe this is the type of designer touch that is only found in Sweden or Spain.

The rocker itself is nicely polished so you can see the grain of the wood. The rocker is a U shape with a dip in it for the seat.

The seat itself comes with a five point padded safety harness and an easy to clean leatherette seat. The pads make sure that if your baby gets fussy that he or she can't hurt him or herself. The straps are nice too. They don't look all cheap – like a bungee cord holding your baby in the seat.

The price for this designer baby lounger is not very cheap. It clocks in at $250. This is to be compared to forty bucks for a cheaper, less artistic looking one that you could buy at a Walmart or Costco. However it works really well. Your baby does not have to wriggle around much before the U shaped board develops a 'wang' motion. Basically it is a sensitive instrument that can keep your baby soothed and happy for many hours.