Fertility

What is unexplained infertility?

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Infertility can be an extremely distressing condition for any couple who is trying to get pregnant. It may be that it is their first time at trying to conceive or maybe they are experiencing secondary infertility which can mean they do not have the ability to conceive after having no issues previously.

Many couples will go to a fertility clinic to seek the help of an expert who can carry out some tests to try and establish what the issue is. It may be that all the tests come back clear and there is no known reason for the infertility. This is called unexplained infertility and is often the outcome for many couples.

Much more research is needed in to this area as many of the trials that have been done are either decades old or have only been tried in assisted cycles such as with IVF. There must be a reason for the infertility it is often the case through that this reason is never discovered. Often when this is the case the couples only options to have their own child is IVF which can come with its own set of worries and issues. It is worth taking the time to fully research all your options before going ahead with any treatment to ensure that it is right for you and your partner.  

Some Ways to Boost your Fertility

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If you are trying to have a baby, then there are some things you can do to help with your fertility. Much of it is common sense – you look after your body, and it is going to function as well as possible. Here are some general tips to follow:

  • Eat a balanced diet. Make sure you include all major food groups, and if you are lacking in nutrients, take a supplementary vitamin tablet.
  • Lose weight. If you are overweight, this can make you less likely to fall pregnant. Eating a balanced diet will help, and build exercise into your day as well.
  • Try to reduce stress levels. Take plenty of time out to relax – if you do become pregnant, this will also be better for the health of your unborn baby.
  • Drink less alcohol. You don’t have to become teetotal, but if you are drinking less alcohol, you are going to be healthier and may find it easier to conceive.

Things That Harm a Male’s Fertility

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The list of things which seem capable of harming a man’s sperm is ever increasing; some of the recent additions include sunscreen, soap and toothpaste. Another proven chemical to affect sperm count and motility is Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in most canned food packaging, and seeps into the food as well. The point is, is that many household items which men use regularly, and are encouraged to use, have chemicals which are proven to affect the way sperm swims, so it’s little wonder that up to fifty percent of couples trying to have kids are having difficulty. The fact of the matter is that with all of these impediments to fertility, being affected in some way by the environment is unavoidable.

You can usually find safe alternatives to the damaging brands, usually by looking for a natural option. This will mean that you’ll have to spend more money, but at least with natural products you can be sure they don’t contain anything, proven or otherwise, that could affect your health negatively.