Are you struggling with Infertility? Have you been trying to get pregnant for over a year? Have you miscarried? A diagnosis of "infertility" does not necessarily mean the end of the road. Through a description of common causes of infertility and an understanding of how the body works, it becomes possible to improve your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby! In this article, we will take a closer look at the common causes of infertility and discuss how you might increase your chances for becoming pregnant by tuning into your body's unique signals.
In order for a woman to become pregnant there has to be a viable ovum (egg) and sperm has to be able to reach that egg. Some conditions that prevent ovulation include diet, age, sexually transmitted diseases or cysts that cause blockage to the fallopian tubes, damage to the uterine lining, excess gain or loss of weight, and physical changes caused by medical and hormonal influences. If a woman is not having a regular menstrual cycle this is an indication that she is not ovulating.
Low sperm count, or lack of sperm production, can also affect fertility. Sperm count can be affected by health problems, environmental toxins (radiation, certain medications, drug use, alcohol, etc.), age, and genetic factors. Some sperm are poorly developed and have difficulty reaching the egg. The man's inability to impregnate a woman is associated with about one-third of infertility difficulties. Both men and women experience physiological changes with age that may also increase the chance of infertility and birth defects.
However, there are ways to improve your chances for experiencing a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Holistic techniques and methods such as the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) allow women to take charge of their own natural body rhythm, thereby enabling them to increase their chances of becoming pregnant.
The beauty of understanding how the body functions is that it empowers a woman by enabling her to tune into and predict her body's unique signs. There are many books, articles, and materials available on the internet that help explain the details of natural methods for improving fertility. By learning the rhythm of her body, a woman who has been unable to conceive will often find herself pregnant within a few short months. Holistic methods: self-awareness, herbal remedies, and changes in diet and health can have very positive effects.
When you begin to understand the causes of infertility and better understand your own physiology, you may be able to successfully alter the cycle of infertility and move down the road towards conception, pregnancy, and the delivery of a healthy, thriving baby!