Today’s lifestyles, hectic schedules, performance-driven stress, and other economic/biological factors make many women have difficulty getting pregnant as easily as they wanted.Let’s see some obstacles acting as obstacles in your way of thinking.
infertility It is defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of regular unprotected sex for women under 35 and 6 months for women over 35. It affects about 10-15% of couples. Typically, her 50% of couples conceive within her 3 months of regular unprotected intercourse, and by the first year she is 80-85% pregnant. About one-third of infertility cases are male-related, one-third are female-related, and the rest are a combination of both partners or minor factors of unexplained infertility.
Weight issues: A woman’s weight is one of the most common causes of impediments to pregnancy/conception. Being underweight or overweight both negatively affect your chances of getting pregnant. menstrual cycleEnjoy regular fitness activities such as walking and yoga. Also, try to eat as healthy as possible. Leafy green vegetables, seasonal fruits and nuts are must-haves for women trying to conceive.
stress: Stress levels, anxiety, and depression affect fertility and menstrual cycles. In men, stress is also known to be a major factor in lowering sperm count and sperm motility. Live a happy, worry-free life. practice meditation.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): This is one of the biggest reasons women find it difficult to conceive these days. Lifestyle changes with regular, calorie-restricted diets are the first line of therapy before starting medications to induce ovulation. It is also affected by hyperprolactinemia. Ovulatory disorders are present in 15% of infertile couples.
Fallopian tube problems: Fallopian tube damage or blockage can also affect your chances of getting pregnant. Having a pelvic infection, sexually transmitted disease, endometriosis, previous tubal surgery or an ectopic pregnancy increases the risk of tubal blockage.
A test known as hysterosalpingography or ultrasound is done on the seventh day of menstruation to assess the health of the fallopian tubes. If there are blockages, some of them can be corrected by laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.
Uterine factor: An irregularly shaped uterus can make it difficult for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterine wall. infection and congenital anomalies. Hysteroscopy is performed to treat intraluminal lesions of infertility. Cervical factor is responsible for 5% of infertility.
Endometriosis: In this disease, the endometrium begins to form outside the uterus rather than inside it, blocking the passage of eggs and sperm for fertilization. Symptoms vary, but mainly patients endure constant pain in the pelvic region, painful sex, frequent urination, and severe pain during menstruation.
This condition can be treated with drugs or surgery.
Primary ovarian insufficiency can occur when menstruation stops before the age of 40 due to genetic conditions, immunological causes, radiation or chemotherapy.
Year: As women age, the quality and quantity of eggs produced by a woman’s body declines. You are born with about 2 million eggs, but by the time you reach puberty you will naturally lose hundreds of thousands. Also, the rate at which women lose eggs accelerates around age 37. The quality of eggs stored in the ovaries also declines over time. Remember that your body clock is ticking. However, egg freezing options are now available.
Male factor: Poor sperm quality and quantity or low motility in men can delay or stop pregnancies. Alcohol, smoking, drugs, and stress negatively affect sperm release and production in a man’s body. Male factor infertility can be due to many reasons, including local trauma, medical conditions such as diabetes, mumps, and sexually transmitted diseases, in addition to unhealthy habits such as excessive drinking and smoking. Frequent exposure to can also affect sperm production. Therefore, male partners should maintain a healthy lifestyle. Go to the doctor and have your sperm count checked.
Unexplained Infertility: In many cases, couples face the problem of not being able to conceive even though everything seems to be normal.
After 12 months of trying to conceive (6 months if over 35), the first step is to schedule an infertility assessment. This multi-part evaluation includes:
History and physical examination
Pelvic ultrasonography and assessment of ovulation
Blood tests including hormonal profile and AMH
Semen analysis after 3 days of abstinence
Evaluation of the uterus and fallopian tubes (with special x-rays or ultrasound)
Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy as needed
Treatment is cause-specific, customized for each couple, and has a high success rate.