Studies suggest that pollution can reduce your chances of conceiving by up to 29%. As apparent as this is, from lifestyle habits to medical issues, several factors can lead you towards infertility. With the skills and knowledge gained from 24+ years of experience, here are the most common reasons that I know of for your pregnancy troubles. To know in detail about these causes and how they can be treated, you can consult me directly.
From Experienced Pregnancy Specialists — Top Causes That Lead To Infertility
1. Loads of Stress
When you are stressed, it not only hampers your mental well-being but also physical health. The reason for this being that the stress hormone when released has an adverse effect on hypothalamus functions. These control the pituitary gland, which further has an effect on thyroid, ovaries and your periods.
In simple words, taking loads of stress can lead to irregular periods which cause infertility. Thus, every pregnancy specialist suggests couples to get involved in peaceful practices like yoga and meditation to improve fertility.
2. Wrong Sex Timing
It is crucial to be mindful of your fertile window. The right time to have sex is when your ovulation is due in one or two days. Many pregnancy specialists have noted that in order to increase their chances of conceiving, couples usually have too much sex. This factor creates a problem when the consequently caused fatigue reduces a partner’s interest in sex at the perfect time i.e., the ovulation period.
3. Lack of Sleep
A bad quality sleep or its lack thereof can cause anxiety and stress. The stress caused further affects a woman’s menstrual cycle. In men, an increase in body heat due to fever can damage the sperm. A good sleep improves immunity which helps you stay clear of fever causing infections while staying destressed.
4. Bathroom visits right after sex
Pregnancy specialists suggest that you should stay in bed for some time after intercourse. That’s because if you have a habit of rushing to the bathroom for a cleanup right after sex, you might wash away the sperm before it reaches the egg to fertilise it.
5. Unhealthy Weight
Being underweight is a reason because of which many women aren’t able to ovulate. On the other hand, most of those who are fat, face problems like irregular periods and PCOS which reduce the chances of conception. An ideal weight and loads of nourishment is what you should aim for if you are someone trying to have a baby.
6. Environmental Pollution
Pollution is not only a medical concern for lung cancer specialists but also for pregnancy specialists. The reason is the effect that pollutants have on your ability to conceive. Toxins that enter your body through unhealthy air, food grown in polluted soil and chemical-ridden products hamper fertility in both men and women.
It is thus recommended to use air masks and indoor plants to fight against air pollution. For the pollutants that seep into your body through personal care products and food, it is recommended to choose natural and organic alternatives over the chemically processed ones.
A condition in which endometrial cells grow outside the uterus instead of growing inside, Endometriosis creates an unsuitable environment for fertilisation. According to pregnancy specialists, it can create a blockage in a woman’s fallopian tubes which has crucial functions during fertilisation.
Also, Endometriosis leads to issues like frequent urination, irregular periods, and pain during intercourse. Thus, decreasing your chances of fertility. Do not worry! Treatments like laparoscopy can help you treat this disorder.
8. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
As the name suggests, this is a condition that leads to the formation of cysts in the ovaries. The root cause of PCOS is hormonal imbalance, which hampers the process of ovulation. Also, the cysts interfere with the development of the ovarian follicle.
Pregnancy specialists worldwide observe this an ever-growing problem, that too from a very young age. As a treatment, they suggest a proper healthy diet and good lifestyle habits.
9. Sperm issues
The factor of increasing age can lead to a low sperm count or motility in men. Pregnancy specialists suggest the use of medications and testosterone supplements to boost the production of sperms in the body. If that doesn’t work, you can opt for treatments like intrauterine insemination (IUI) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
10. Reduced egg quality and quantity
Once you reach an age between 30 to 40 years, both the quality and quantity of your eggs decreases with every passing day. Bad lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking and drug abuse also damage your eggs. Since you are bound to lose your eggs as you get near to the menopause stage, it is crucial to plan your pregnancy in the fertile years itself.
Now that you know the possible reasons, you must change your lifestyle accordingly for a better chance of pregnancy. If you suspect a medical issue causing you trouble in conceiving, visit a trusted pregnancy specialist and get yourself checked. If the location of our clinic is suitable enough, you may consult me directly. I’ll be happy to help you in completing your family.