Convincing sister to undergo fertility treatment

Discussion in 'Fertility & Trying to Conceive' started by uma, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. uma

    uma Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,

    My younger sister - who is 33 years old - has been married for 4 1/2 years now and still has no kids. I have been encouraging her to undergo fertility treatment, but her husband says that he will attend to this matter once he is through with his hectic work schedule. This has been the response for more than a year now. My sister also seems to support her husband. I am explaining them that kids are more important than career or money, but for some reason I am not convincing them to act. What can I do?

    Uma
     
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    lahari New IL'ite

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    Down syndrome risk increases with age.

    If emotional reasons are not convincing your sister, try medical reasons for her to act sooner rather than later. One compelling reason why your sister should have a baby soon is to reduce the risk of having a baby with down's syndrome.

    The probability of giving birth to a baby with down's syndrome increases with the age of the women.

    Women's age-------Risk of having a live-born baby with
    ------------------------Down Syndrome
    ----------------------------------------------

    Less than 30------------Less than 1 in 1000
    30------------------------1 in 1000
    35------------------------1 in 400
    40------------------------1 in 100
     
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    saran27 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi uma,
    i feel making a kid is not possible unless the couple take interest,,but u can convience ur sister by telling age plays a important role in fertility and in India if a couple don t have a kid they treat the couple as untouchables...so explain all this medical and society pressure to her..,hope she will have her LO soon..:)
     
  4. divyarnair

    divyarnair Silver IL'ite

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    Why trying to force them when they are not interested?
    Let them decide when they need to take treatment.

    PS: Old thread
     
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    ssm014 Platinum IL'ite

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    also tell her practical aspects

    1) if we have children when we are older, it becomes difficult to keep pace with them, play with them etc due to tirednesss

    2) also if they have children when they are 35, they would have retired by the time the kids are still studying


    P>S...OOPS OLD THREAD :rant
     
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    kritikarao New IL'ite

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    Maybe it's not really a good idea to force them. They will do it when they feel like.
     
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    swamy24598 New IL'ite

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    Time plays its role some times...

    Perhaps both should be involved in this...
    Hope councelling can help them better ways...

    Regards
     

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