Infertility is when a couple cannot get pregnant (conceive), despite having regular unprotected sex.
Around one in seven couples may have difficulty conceiving. This is approximately 3.5 million people in the UK.
About 84% of couples will conceive naturally within one year if they have regular unprotected sex.
For every 100 couples trying to conceive naturally:
For couples who have been trying to conceive for more than three years without success, the likelihood of pregnancy occurring within the next year is 25% or less.
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Here’s what you both can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant as well as lowering the risk of complications during pregnancy.
Infertility is often thought of as a female concern, but in fact in nearly a third of cases (32 per cent) it is because of male problems, such as a low sperm count. Conditions affecting the woman’s fertility can include damage to the fallopian tubes (16.7 per cent of cases), ovulatory problems (4.9 per cent), endometriosis (3 per cent) and conditions affecting the uterus (0.3 per cent). Sometimes it can be a combination of factors that account for infertility (17 per cent of cases) and sometimes there is simply no identifiable reason (18.7 per cent).
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There can also be problems with the womb lining, which mean that a fertilised egg is prevented from implanting successfully. There may not be enough lubricating mucus from the neck of the womb, the consistency of the mucus could be too thick or it could affect the ability of the sperm to swim towards an egg.
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Other conditions that can have an impact on your fertility include diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid and bowel diseases, as well as gynaecological problems such as a previous ectopic pregnancy or more than one miscarriage. Being overweight or underweight can also affect how easily you conceive. If you have a body mass index (BMI) of over 29 or under 19, for example, you may find it more difficult to get pregnant
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One of the most saddening things about the traditional medical approach to infertility is that the treatments offered often go against nature, often forcing a woman to take vast quantities of pharmaceutically manufactured ‘fake’ hormones rather than holistically assessing the problem. As you can imagine from reading the ‘boost your fertility’ section above, your lifestyle itself can often be the most adversely contributing factor.
The stress and strain of modern living makes it harder for many people to conceive … even just the simplest thing such as a sedentary occupation for a male (increasing the temperature of the testes) can impact upon his effectiveness in this regard without considering the dietary restrictions that such lifestyle conveys.
Most times, my infertility treatments begin with a cleanse and detoxification. A spirit will not want to come into a body that is corrupt from within, thus changing the lifestyle and cleansing the body is an essential element in my treatment protocol. Furthermore, relaxation and stress management can serve to make it easier for you to live your life … but more importantly have some energy in reserve for bedroom activities. Lethargy is NOT conducive to pregnancy in nature.
Finally, a combination of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques are available to examine, assess and treat any underlying psychological, physiological, or spiritual condition that may be sitting as the root cause of the infertility problem.
Nothing is guaranteed, but my success rate in this respect is better than IVF … and much healthier for both you and your coming child.
Please note that any advice offered either on this site or in my practice is not meant to substitute medical advice. For medical advice, please consult a relevant medical professional.