According to a recent CBS report, 50% of Americans are overweight and 30% of them are obese. Most people are aware of obesity causing hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. A less known fact is that it also causes ovulation problems and contributes to infertility in women. A study in 2007 revealed that women who are majorly obese were 43% less likely to be able to conceive than those of a normal weight. Many doctors do not consider the weight of their patients who are struggling with infertility.
Whenever conceiving a child proves to be a consistent obstacle, it’s common for a woman to worry about the possibility that her uterus may not be fit to sustain the implantation of a fertile egg (i.e., how “baby-friendly” it may be). While most women will thankfully not face such challenges, they can arise in some women and may be worth considering if infertility appears to be delaying pregnancy by as much as a year. In fact, here are a few legitimate conditions that may require extra attention and indicate some underlying uterine issues.
When you’re trying to conceive a child, there are few possibilities you’re unwilling to explore to make your dream come true. The road to overcome infertility issues can be a long and difficult one, and as such, we’ll bet you’re always in search of another way to look at things, in the hopes of finally identifying a viable solution.
When it comes to fertility treatments vs. adoption: is there a right choice? Some people seem to think so.
“Well, if you can’t get pregnant, you could always just adopt.” It’s the hurtful line every person struggling with fertility has heard a few too many times. To those who don’t struggle with fertility issues, a child is just a child. Adopting is the selfless way out of infertility, and spending endless money on fertility treatments is a selfish waste.
Your relationship with your unborn child begins long before that child is born. This is doubly true if one of the parents is pregnant with the child. An LGBT pregnancy often means that one parent has less connection to the child, either by genetics or pregnancy.
So you’re trying to have a baby, but you’re not sure exactly who to reach out to for assistance in adding a new little member to your family. Rest assured, this reaction is completely normal, as the stress and anxiety tied to your journey to conceive only makes matters more complex.
Childbirth is indeed a miracle of life, but oftentimes, we tend to take for granted just how difficult it is for some people to get pregnant in the first place. No matter how much their heart aches to bring a little one into the world, some individuals and couples simply cannot see their dream through to fruition without a little help.
So you’ve been facing infertility issues for an extended period of time. You’ve tried alternative methods of getting pregnant, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and artificial insemination (AI). Yet, nothing seems to be working, and you’re anxious to bring a new baby into your family.
Whenever infertility stands in the way of your family’s future, the impact inevitably runs deep and can lead to frustration, sorrow and even anger. When you and your loved ones are anxious to bring a new baby into the world, few things are worse than feeling like you may never see your bundle of joy gazing into your eyes.
Not only can your health be seriously affected by a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but there are some that can go as far as putting your fertility at risk. According to the American Sexual Health Association, 15% of infertile women have an STD to blame. In these cases, infertility is caused by pelvic inflammatory disease, resulting in tubal damage in the reproductive organs. Both males and females are susceptible to damages such as these.