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7 Causes of Female Infertility

My Doctor Finder
February 28, 2017

Getting pregnant is one of the journeys of being a mother. But, for some women, they may find it hard to conceive. If you are one of them, check out these factors to be aware of what might be causing the problem. 

  1. Reproductive System Issues
  • Ovulation disorders, pain during sex, infections and irregular menstruation are the common problems of conceiving that should be taken care of. If you had multiple miscarriages and any other illness, see a doctor immediately to have you checked up.
  1. Medical Treatment
  • If you are taking birth control pills, it can definitely change the production of egg as well as causing an ovarian problem. Make sure you are taking medication based on your doctor’s prescription.
  1. Age
  • At the age of mid-30s, getting pregnant can be hard because of the gradual decline in fertility. The quality of egg weakens as it quickly drops at the age of 37. Lack of interest in sex may also occur because of health issues at this stage.
  1. Drinking Alcohol
  • Keep away from alcoholic beverages for it decreases fertility by contributing to hormonal imbalance, dysmenorrhea as well as lowered immunity.
  1. Smoking
  • Smoking affects each stage of the reproductive process, premature birth and low-birth-weight. Complications in pregnancy may also occur.
  1. Poor Diet and Lack of Exercise
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia and binge eating must be improved. Lack of exercise can lead to obesity and increase the chance of infertility. Changing your lifestyle and being physically healthy can help in conception.
  1. Stress
  • Too much stress or exhaustion makes it hard to produce an egg and most of the time leads to miscarriages. Stay relaxed and unwind yourself to help your fertility.

References: Mayo Clinic. Infertility. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infertility/symptoms-causes/dxc-20228738. ; Stanford Web Education. What Causes Female Infertility. Retrieved from https://web.stanford.edu/class/siw198q/websites/reprotech/New%20Ways%20of%20Making%20Babies/Causefem.htm.