Did you fall for the topic? Unfortunately, there is no ‘magic pill’ for getting pregnant, but since we did grab your attention, we have something for you – there are certain things you and your spouse can do to boost your chances of getting pregnant.
Always be open to suggestions from people or the Internet on conceiving. Of course, we are not suggesting that you try every silly trick to conceive. After your doctor and you assess each possibility and its viability, you can try the tips below on how to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Remember, miracles happen everyday, so never lose hope!
Difficulty in Conceiving: Why?
The age factor and fertility issues are two of the most common causes of infertility. Sometimes these problems can be treated using simple treatment approaches; in rare cases, difficulty in conceiving can be caused by infertility in the man, the woman, or both of them. Rigorous testing and treatment is advised in this case.
Common problems that may delay conception are:
Advancing Age (over 30 years):
Most women have children when they are either 30 or 40. Nearly 20% women In America conceive when they are 35 years. Age has a direct link with fertility since it increases the chance of miscarriage and risk of the child being genetically abnormal. Increasing age also influences the health of the eggs released by the ovary, less numbers of eggs are released and with age she might develop problems that can affect her fertility. Also being overweight, excessive stress, smoking and drinking can lead to reproductive problems in women.
If you are above thirty years and you want to have a baby, it is best that you consult a doctor.
History Of Ectopic Pregnancies Or Miscarriages:
Ectopic pregnancy is the most common and life threatening form of miscarriage. It has to be diagnosed and solved at the earliest stage of pregnancy. Generally the embryo gets implanted in the womb but in the case of ectopic pregnancy the embryo gets implanted in the fallopian tube or pelvic cavity.Six Surveys show that nearly 37% of women who had ectopic pregnancy didn’t have the risk factors of ectopic pregnancy.A survey conducted on women with ectopic pregnancy revealed that nearly 48% of women smoked low quality cigarettes. Also 23% of those having pelvic or abdominal surgery were detected with ectopic pregnancy. Sexually transmitted disease increases the chance of ectopic pregnancy by 10-20%. Other factors like having a contraceptive pill, using intrauterine device, having pelvic inflammation or endometriosis increase the chances of ectopic pregnancy.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growth on the walls of the uterus. Fibroids cause no harm until they become really large and press on the walls of other organs and cause pain. It is very common among women between 30-45 years and large fibroids can decrease the space in uterus leading to infertility and miscarriage. Fibroids generally happen during pregnancy and change the entire environment of the uterus, it can cause early miscarriages and birth deformities if the fibroids press on the body of the foetus.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome:
Polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by irregular periods, obesity, and hirsutisum (abnormal growth of hair on face, chest, abdomen and back.) It also results in acne breakout and increase of male hormones in the blood. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing Hormone (LH) are produced by the pituitary glands and help to develop the ovarian follicle, the eggs, the cells around the egg that produce hormones that help to procreate. It also develops the fluid around the egg. Luteinizing hormone also helps to increase the amount of estrogen produced by the follicle cells and help in ovulation. If thereis a dysfunction or fall in the amount of these hormones then there is an increased risk of infertility.
This is a disorder of the tissue lining the uterus that causes it to grow outside the uterine cavity. It attaches itself to other organs and swells with blood during menstruation. Since the blood can’t escape these tissues cysts, scar tissue or adhesions take place, this cause pain and prevent the fallopian tubes from functioning properly. This directly affects pregnancy.
Endometriosis cells secrete substances that affect the sperms and eggs. It also causes progesterone deficiency in women thus preventing normal implantation. It can be treated both with medicines (stopping periods for four to six months) or with laparoscopy to remove the affected tissue to stop further damage, this will put a stop to endometriosis.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:
This is caused by sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, if these two diseases remain undetected or is not treated in time it will cause pelvic Inflammatory disease. It generally affects the cervix or vagina first and then spreads to other reproductive organs. This directly affects fertility in women is one of the main reason behind ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID can be prevented by using proper contraception while having sex, avoiding multiple sex partners and by avoiding come in physical contact with those who have been tested negative STD test results.If PID is diagnosed at the early stages it can be curbed with medicines.
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