What happens then?
Many couples dream of a child, but sometimes that a long-awaited pregnancy doesn’t occur.
According to statistics, about 15% of couples have difficulties with conception. Even if the woman is completely healthy, the chance of becoming pregnant during one menstrual cycle is only 25%.
The ability to conceive and bear a child is affected by many factors.
Sometimes stress may be the cause (in the state of depression, prolactin is produced uncontrollably and can lead to undesirable consequences) or climate change. More serious causes include inflammation of the genitourinary system and pelvic organs, and infections or hormone imbalance that lead to menstrual disorders.
The most common infertility causes are polycystic ovary syndrome and increased homocysteine.
Problems conceiving a baby depends on many factors:
- Irregular or too frequent sexual acts that prevent accumulating the right amount of viable spermatozoa
- Inflammatory processes of the pelvic organs in women and of the genitourinary system in men
- Infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted infections
- Age of partners: the fertility of both partners decreases with age
- Complications after earlier diseases: in women, untreated pelvic diseases lead to tubal obstruction, and, in men, rubella or parotitis can worsen the sperm quality
- Complications from injuries or abortions
- Menstrual disorders
- Problems with ovulation in women and ejaculation in men
- Being underweight or overweight
- Stress and depression
- Taking drugs (analgesics, antibiotics, antidepressants, etc.) that affect fertility
- Smoking, alcohol, drugs and even excessive caffeine consumption
- Weakened immunity or lack of vitamins
If, with the regular sexual activity, a couple still have problems with conception, they should try changing their lifestyle: give up bad habits, try a healthy diet and keep regular physical activity. See more tips on preparing for pregnancy.
Why is it important to prepare for pregnancy?
When a woman becomes pregnant, she experiences significant changes in body and mind. Her body needs to carry a baby for nine months to give life to a new human being. She might find that her goals, moods and attitudes towards herself and others are different. It’s important, therefore, to make sure that her body is ready to conceive, bear and give birth to a healthy baby.
Recommendations for those who want to get pregnant
Even with regular sexual activity, some couple still can’t conceive. If this continues for a year, they should contact a specialist who will:
- Test for infections
- Examine endocrine profile
- Carry out an ultrasonography to help assess the reproductive system condition and identify or exclude polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and other diseases that can have a negative effect on fertility
It is believed that the main causes of infertility in women are polycystic ovary syndrome and increased homocysteine.
There are effective drugs – Miofolic, for example – for the treatment of these diseases. Due to its composition, Miofolic increases the number of ovulatory cycles by 70% within 3 months of taking, and normalizes the menstrual cycle, significantly increasing a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant.
To aid conception:
- Try to choose the most favorable days for conception (6-7 days before and 1-2 days after ovulation)
- Take a medical examination
- Reduce or avoid stressful situations
- Give up bad habits (such as smoking and drinking) and fast food
- Include more vegetables and fruits in your diet
- Start preparing for pregnancy in advance
- Take 2 sachets of Miofolic per day to improve reproductive function and normalize the hormone balance at all stages of the preparing for pregnancy
If all attempts to conceive are in vain, a couple should visit their doctor who can discuss examination results, why they can’t get pregnant, what to do to increase fertility and succeed in the long-awaited pregnancy.
The cause might lie in the psychological condition of the partners. Professional advice can help find internal causes that prevent the long-awaited pregnancy.