Infertility is a term when a woman hasn't been able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying. If a woman keeps having recurrent miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Female infertility can result from physical problems, hormone problems, and lifestyle or environmental factors.
Most cases of infertility in women result from problems with producing eggs. One problem is premature ovarian failure, in which the ovaries stop functioning before natural menopause. In another, polycentric ovary syndrome (PCOS), the ovaries may not release an egg regularly or may not release a healthy egg.
Any of the following problems may cause infertility:
- Infrequent ovulation
- Scarring in the fallopian tubes
- Abnormalities in the shape or lining of the uterus
- Hormonal Problems
- Scarred Ovaries
- Premature Menopause
- Follicle Problems
- Cervical causes
The main causes of tubal damage include:
- Abdominal Diseases
- Previous Surgeries
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Congenital Defects
What things increase a woman's risk of infertility?
Many things can change a woman's ability to have a baby. These include:
- Excess alcohol use
- Poor diet
- More athletic training
- Being overweight or underweight
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Health problems that cause hormonal changes, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary ovarian insufficiency
What You can expect:
According to Ayurveda, preparing for conception can be easily compared to the process of farming. Just like the health of a crop depends on the quality of soil, seed, timing of sowing, and amount of watering it gets, the health of a baby depends on the health of its parents. For a pregnancy to be healthy and successful, a couple needs to take care of the following four essential factors:
- Sperm/Ovum (Seeds)
- Uterus (Soil)
- Nourishment (Water)
- Time for Conception (Timing of Sowing)
Reproductive health, in both men and women, depends on the health of the reproductive tissue or shukra dhatu. In women, shukra creates the ovum as part of the monthly cycle, and in men the semen is formed due to sexual stimulation. The shukra is created as part of a long chain of metabolic transformations. It starts with the digestion of food, then goes on to transformation of food to nutrient fluid, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow, and finally, to shukra tissue. Healthy shukra tissue, then, according to Ayurveda, depends on the health of all the other tissues in the body.