Too many women struggle alone with infertility. Even if you haven’t started trying to get pregnant, many women worry that their current health may prevent them from conceiving easily & naturally. It is possible! In order to understand healthy fertility, we first need to understand what myths about infertility exist and put them to rest.
It’s extremely hard to get pregnant after age 35.
Although women aged 35 and older do have a declined likelihood of pregnancy, there is still about a 78% chance of conceiving within a year. The issue lies mostly with an increased risk of miscarriage (therefore an inability to hold onto a pregnancy), but there are natural ways to support the body after age 35 that can make a world of difference. Firstly, women over 35 should consider increasing their daily intake of folic acid from a minimum 600 mcg to at least 1000 mcg, and preferably in the active, methylated form 5-MTHF. This can not only help prevent neural tube defects in the fetus, but when combined with out vital nutrients it can greatly improve pregnancy rates. A professional-grade prenatal vitamin is a must, not optional, the benefits are too great!
Men’s fertility is rarely the problem for couples that can’t conceive.
The reality is it takes two in order to conceive. Therefore, the male partner should not be overlooked when assessing fertility concerns at first. Some statistics say that men can contribute to up to 40% of infertility problems in couples. That means they may not be the sole reason why the couple cannot get pregnant, but they are a contributing factor. Everything from low sperm count to poor motility can play a role. First thing’s first: get those laptops and phones away from your lap/front pant pockets and consider eliminating alcohol, tobacco and marijuana a few months before trying to conceive.
If you have PCOS you can’t get pregnant naturally.
Almost every week in my practice I see a women with PCOS- related symptoms. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a collection of symptoms from acne, facial hair growth and irregular or absent periods. Several women are often diagnosed with PCOS once they find multiple cysts in their ovaries on ultrasound. This finding alone does not diagnose PCOS! Either way, if you do have PCOS and are trying to conceive, there are ways to boost ovulation and increase your likelihood of pregnancy. Considering natural ingredients such as inositol, N-acetyl-cysteine and vitamin D3 (among others) with the help of your naturopathic doctor can really maximize fertility. Even if you’re on medication, with the right support from a licensed practitioner you don’t have to accept infertility as your reality.
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