I am happy today to be able to finally share this post as to the causes of infertility in women. I am not a medical practitioner but I know there are many more factors that can cause infertility both in men and women, other than those medically proven. I will start by sharing that of women for today;
1. Excessive use of contraceptives.
These drugs change the ways a woman’s body would naturally respond to sperm in her body. Therefore can affect her later in life when she is trying to conceive.
2. Birth control after the first child.
Some doctors advise women not to use birth controls after the birth of her first child.
Normally, she should stop its use at least 6 months before trying for another baby but because people’s bodies differ, some may get back their normal hormonal balance after 3 to 6 months, others may take years
3. Rhesus Factors.
Our blood groups usually have a – or + attached to it. For instance, O+ or O-. If a woman’s rhesus is -, then there is an issue. It means that by the time she has a + man as a husband if she does not take the injection called rhogam immediately after an abortion, miscarriage, or delivery, she may have difficulties conceiving again.
This is because the man has deposited his + rhesus into her and that would keep fighting any pregnancy she may try to carry. She may still be lucky to still conceive later though
A woman who is trying to conceive should try as much as possible to eat a balanced diet to enable her to get as many vitamins and minerals that would help prepare her body for pregnancy.
During ovulation, the woman’s body produces mucus that helps the sperm swim towards the egg’s location. She can take some supplements like Pregnacare conception by Vitabiotics.
5. Too much-processed foods.
My dear its not eating shawarma and pizza that makes us healthy ooo. In fact, we use our money to buy sickness by doing all that in excess. We should eat more organic fruits and vegetables. They would help heal the body and also help regulate a woman’s hormonal balance. Now, fruits and vegetables here do not relate to anything like lime and lemon in any way, they should be completely avoided while pregnant or while trying to get pregnant.
6. Certain Drinks.
I know some women who were always taking some fizzy drinks and some other alcoholic drinks and they had issues conceiving. By the time they changed what they were doing wrong, the got pregnant and carried them full term. Some of these drinks even if unproven have the capacity to change the natural ways our bodies work and can affect fertility.
A woman trying to get pregnant and pregnant should please avoid alcohol as much as possible for her sake and that of her baby. Alcohol and some drugs can cause the deformation of the fetus. Drinks that contain lime, lemon should also be completely avoided and so should any other drinks or herbs that are known to detoxify such as hibiscus flower drink (zobo drink) and pepper soup. I have mentioned pepper soup here because spices like ‘uda’ in pepper soup actually cleanse the body and can prevent pregnancy. If you are making pepper soup yourself, you may just spice with uziza, scent leaf, pepper, and other simple spices.
7. Weight watching.
Please if you are a woman trying to conceive, kindly suspend that till after delivery okay.
Regardless of how busy you are kindly snack as much as possible and always leave something in your stomach to work with. How will your body be able to feed you and your baby when there is not enough food to feed even you?
8. Stress and hormonal imbalance.
Stress, in other words, is a disease because it has the capacity to change entirely everything in our body, including the status of our hormones. Please give yourself time to sleep, rest, and also avoid emotional stress as well.
Pressure from family and friends on this issue is enough to even make the woman not conceive at all
This I am sure we are all familiar with but the irony of it is that one person may perform 20 and still be able to conceive, whereas someone that does only 1 may have difficulties conceiving. Prevention they say is always better than cure.
To the best of my knowledge can be caused by wrongly doing the factors I mentioned above and also late pregnancy. It is very treatable because surgery does not guarantee anything.
In any case, it can be prevented with good diets and healthy living
11. Sexual Positions.
I believe that a lot of women trying to conceive after having sex would literally throw their legs up high to make sure that the sperm gets into her uterus as far as possible. My dear, please relax and instead lye on your stomach and be calm, by the grace of God, you would smile
Because women’s bodies are more hidden, she may have infections that were partially treated or not treated at all that may result in infertility in later years with issues like blockage of fallopian tubes among others. Please do yourself a favor of treating every infection properly so it does not get out of hand
13. The absence of ovulation period or miscalculation of the ovulation period.
A woman has only about 12 chances of getting pregnant in a year, that is if she ovulates once every month. Other women whose menstrual cycles are about 26 to 28 days may have a bit more.
The ovulation period is the period in which a woman’s body releases an egg from the fallopian tube into the uterus where it awaits the sperm for fertilization. If the sperm comes too early or too late, it means the egg won’t get fertilized, then it means no pregnancy. Infections can also cause an absence in ovulation in women
14. Spiritual factors.
Of course, we are all familiar with this one but with praises, giving alms, sowing into other children’s lives, and if course prayers, that can be reversed. With God, all things are possible.
I will be sharing with you more posts as time goes on. I got the inspiration to write about this on a school alumni group in belonging to, thanks for the inspiration
Sometime later, I will also share tips on the causes of men’s infertility.
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