The many ups and downs of infertility undoubtedly have a major effect on all aspects of your life – your body, relationships with friends and family, your dreams of the future and your emotions all suffer. We guide you through the myriad of challenges that arise when walking the road of infertility. Let someone help you who understands first-hand what you are going through and provides you with the most effective tools to be sure your experience on this journey is positive and will lead you to greater chances of success.
Around 10 to 15 percent of infertile couples will receive a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. This can be incredibly frustrating, even though IVF is typically a good treatment for the diagnosis. “There’s probalby more unexplained infertility because we’re doing fewer diagnostic tests than we used to,” says Brad Hurst, M.D., Director of Assisted Reproduction.
Our health is greatly influenced by the food we eat and how we cook it. The nutrient density of food can be easily damaged by overheating our foods along with the damaging chemicals and heavy metals that leach into it from our cookware. Heavy metals from cookware alter enzymes and tastes and ultimately end up in the body. Some cookware is better than others.
I don’t know if Miss Manners, Martha Stewart or any other blond woman keen on handing out the rules of genteel and polite society has come out with a primer on things best not to say to women who have been pumped full of mind-altering hormones and endured an alphabet soup of invasive procedures, miscarriages and/or had failed adoptions.
Age is one of the main factors that can drive up a woman’s risk of infertility. By 40, a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant drop from 90 to 67 percent; at 45, a woman has just a 15 percent shot. But the CDC estimates that in 2002, the most recent year for which data is available, 11 percent of married women under 29 also experienced infertility.
Functional ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pocket-like structures that form on or inside the ovary. Most ovarian cysts of this type affect women of childbearing age, are painless, harmless and occur as a normal process of ovulation. They are not the same as hormonally related cysts, dermoid cysts, cysts from endometriosis, or tumors from ovarian cancer.
When approximately 340 babies are born every minute worldwide (or nearly 490,000 births per day),1 conception seems to be quite an ordinary occurrence. Well, for the fertile world anyway. But for Krissi and her husband Rob, having a baby was almost impossible. No one dared to say they were infertile, not even their doctors.
If you’re trying to get pregnant, chances are you’re learning all you can about charting your ovulation, naturally increasing your fertility and increasing your fertility through assisted reproductive technology (ART). Many holistic treatments may help you conceive, too. Here are 10 things you can do this month to get pregnant fast.