Infertility Myths & Facts
Infertility is more comman than you think.About 1 in 8 couple have troble getting pregnant or sustaining pregnancy
Actually,it is equally likely to be caused by male and female factors.The remain one-third of cases are cased by mixture of male and female issues or by unknown reasons. It's essential that both men and woman learn the fertility facts and both consider being evaluated during and infertility work-up.
Healthy living can boost your fertility potential but it cannot reverse the effect of age on eggs and sperm.Most woman are born with approximately 1-2 million eggs but by puberty the total has already dropped to about half a million.The ovarian reserve will continue to decline with age and most notably after the age of 35.In addition to the quantity, the quality of the eggs decrease with age as well.
6-7 MILLION EGGS ----- FETAL LIFE
1-2 MILLION EGGS ----- BIRTH
3000,000 to 500,000 EGGS --- PUBERTY
300-400 eggs TOTAL OVULATED DURING LIFETIME
It’s never too early to talk to your doctor about your fertility. Particularly if you and your partner are age 35 or older,if you have frequently irregular period or conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS),if you’ve ha surgery or other conditions that might alter your fertility,or if the male partner has reason to believe he may have a low sperm count,it’s best to talk with your doctor about options in advance.
Making appointment doesn’t mean you will automatically begin infertility treatment.In fact,most reproductive heath specialist offers checkups,sometimes called “ Fertility Awareness Check-Ups” which can include a number of tests to check ovarian reserve and semen quality:
- AMH test
- FSH test
- Estradiol test
- Vaginal ultrasound
- Semen analysis and many more
Infertility Facts & Statistics Male
- 4 out of 10 fertility problems can be attributed to male
- Junk food can harm male fertility
- Hot bats,sitting for long periods of time and tight-fitting underwear thr constricts the testes can cause male infertility.
- Studies show that man with a history of disturbed sleep havelowe sperm count by 29%.
- Sexually Transmitted infections(STIs)
- Excessive exercise
- Hormonal Problems
- Excessive Weight
- Smoking cigarettes or marijuana
- Environment toxins
- Low levels of vitamin C & Zinc
- Low sperm count Slow sperm movement Abnormal morphology
- Too much intake of Alcohol
- Excessive Stress
- Swelling/mass in the scrotum/testes
- Problems getting an erection
- Problems of ejaculating
- This is done through Physical examination
- Semen analysis
- Testicular Ultrasound
Your doctor can help you figure out which of these treatment may work best for you and your partner
- Hormone treatment
- Intrauterine insemination(IUI)
- In vitro fertilization(IVF)
- Eat heathy food
- Get adequate sleep and reduce stress
- Reduce chemical exposure
- Exercise regularly
- Take Nutritional Supplements
Infertility Facts & Statistics Female
- <35 Unable to conceive in 1 year of trying
- 35 UnablE to conceive in 6 month of trying
- 4 of 10 Fertility Problem Can be Attributed to MALES
Women are born with about(1-2 MILLION EGGS but ony 300 to 400 will be released through ovulation)
Weight Loss of 5% - 10% dramatically improve ovulation and pregnancy rates.
The Average menstrual cycle is 28-32 days
The average sperm count for man in his 30’s has decreased by 32%
Only Lives about 12 to 24 hours after leaving the ovary
The highest chance of pregnancy is when inter-course occurs 1-2 days to ovulation.
A Healthy 30-years-old Woman has a 20% chance per month of getting pregnant,while a healthy 40-year -old has a 5% chance.Fertility decreases with age,especially after age 35.