One of the growing reproductive problems today is infertility in women which brings with it a stressful life for the couples. It is a situation whereby the women are unable to conceive and give birth to a child due to malfunctions in the reproductive system.
Today, there are some treatments available to cure infertility in women e.g. through medications and surgery. Let us get a deeper understanding of infertility in women.
Infertility in Women
Infertility in women can be of two types.
- Hypo Fertile Couples
Hypo fertile couples are those which have problems in conceiving. It can be caused by the failure to manage the timing in intercourse. However, the problem is treatable and couples can overcome this problem. Examples of such types of disorders are low sperm count problems with men and endometriosis disorder with women.
- Sterile Couples
It is a condition involving the inability to conceive without the help of some medicines or surgery. This may be caused, for example, due to insufficient sperm to cause fertilization or because of the blocked fallopian tubes in a woman.
Causes of Infertility in Women
The major cause of infertility in women is improper functioning of the reproductive system or being unable to release a healthy ovum in the fallopian tube. Moreover, it can also be caused by endometriosis, fallopian tube infection, or blocked fallopian tube.
Moreover, the sperm may not be able to enter the mucus that lines the cervical canal going to the uterus. The ability to conceive may decrease after 35 years of age because mostly, women can conceive properly in the early twenties, and then a decline inability to conceive is seen.
Possible Remedies to Improve the Chances to Conceive
Following a few basic recommendations can help women increase their chances to conceive.
1- The most suitable time for fertilization is when women go through ovulation. It starts in mid to late morning and 12 to 16 days before the next menstrual cycle starts.
2- A couple should try to have intercourse on a day or an evening before ovulation. This way, sperm would already be present in the fallopian tube before the ovum is released.
3- It is said that having intercourse with women on her back and man on the top is most suitable for uterus to receive the sperm; however, the situation may vary from one case to the other, so consulting the doctor would be more helpful.
4- A woman should make it sure that she keeps on lying for at least ten minutes after intercourse so that the sperm could reach the cervix.
5- You need to know the fact that the sperm can stay in fallopian tubes for two to three days so there is a possibility that you have intercourse today, ovulate tomorrow and conceive on the third day.
6- Having intercourse three times in a week of ovulation would increase the chances that sperm would be present in the tubes before the ovum is released.
7- Stopping the intake of contraceptive pills or inject-able hormones can affect fertility; however, the effect would diminish with time.