Every woman must be proactive with her female fertility health by undergoing an annual Fertility Awareness Check Up. Women 35 and under who have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for one year should schedule a check-up. If you are over 35, you should not wait longer than six months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. As a female wanting to have children, you must be proactive in taking good care of your fertility health – through diet and nutrition – on a daily basis.
Female Fertility Health Awareness
A woman’s chances of getting pregnant begins to decline precipitously after age 35. If you can’t get pregnant, your challenges could be caused a medical condition hindering your natural reproductive system.
- Female Age and Ovarian Reserve (egg supply)
- Ovulation Disorder (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS)
- Ovulation Disorders (Hypothalamic - Pituitary - Thyroid - Adrenal)
- Tubal and Pelvic Factors
- Lifestyle Factors (Weight - Nutrition - Smoking - Exercise)
Many factors that contribute to female infertility can be diagnosed using ultrasound testing, ovulation screening, and other preliminary tests.
- 40 percent of infertility cases are due to female-factors
- 40 percent of infertility cases are due to male-factors
- 20 percent of infertility cases are due to both male and female factors
Improving Female Fertility Health
Nutrition and physical fitness go hand-in-hand with optimal fertility health. A healthy daily routine will increase your chances of conceiving and help to support a successful pregnancy.
- Stop smoking because women who inhale nicotine are more likely to be infertile
- Recent research suggest vaping harms the lungs and heart
- Vaping artificial flavors have a toxic effect on reproductive cells
- Eliminate unhealthy foods in your diet by avoiding processed and fast foods
- If you are overweight – BMI of 25+ – losing weight will help to increase your fertility
- Get plenty of sleep to avoid irregular menstrual cycles
- A lack of sleep leads to weight gain
- Weight gain leads to ovulation problems
- You should get at least 8 hours of sleep to increase your fertility
Improving Your Fertility Health
According to a recent diet and fertility study nutrition plays an essential role in a woman’s fertility. Good nutrition improves her chances of conception and will continue to support a healthy pregnancy. Diet and nutrition is imperative before pregnancy and solidifies healthy eating habits during pregnancy.
Female Fertility Health Expertise
At his beautiful Hoffman Estates IL location, Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs offers a vast array of cutting-edge fertility diagnostic testing and treatment protocols for every patient.
- Diagnostic Testing and Corrective Treatments
- Non-invasive IUI – Intrauterine Insemination – artificial insemination
- IVF – In Vitro Fertilization – including using donor eggs
- Genetic Testing and Gender Selection in conjunction with IVF
- Egg Donor & Gestational Carrier IVF cycles
- Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures
- Cryopreservation – Oocyte (egg), Embryo, Sperm
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