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Friday, 13 March 2015

CURE FEMALE INFERTILITY

For many women, conceiving and giving birth is the most natural thing in the world. And it should be. It is the ultimate fulfillment of womanhood. It is, in fact, a part of our biological nature as humans. Unfortunately, not all women believe that this is true at all. There is no ignoring the fact that many women around the world are facing problems with fertility. Not being able to conceive children is perhaps the most depressing and challenging problem a woman could ever face in her life. Therefore, she needs all the support and help she can get from friends, family, health providers, and most importantly, her partner.  

A lot of women facing infertility issues have turned to expensive methods with the belief that, the more money they invest in a treatment, the higher chances are of a cure. Some hopeful mothers have been led to false information and been told wrong diagnoses. As a result, many feel as if they are still groping in the dark while facing this issue.

If you are one of these women facing troubles with infertility, chin up. There is still hope for you. Something can still be done to resolve your problem so you can still live to see your children, and even your grandchildren. The following paragraphs will tell you everything you need to know about infertility and how you can get pregnant naturally. No painful procedure and expensive medications. Just natural methods that are safe and affordable.

To achieve your goal to get pregnant fast and naturally, you need to have a deeper understanding of what fertility and infertility are all about. Only when you are able to recognize what your body is telling you, will you be able to address the problem and choose the perfect solution. The following paragraphs will discuss the definitions of fertility and infertility as well as their signs and causes.

WHAT IS FERTILITY?
Fertility is the ability to conceive and bear children. In other words, it is a woman's ability to become pregnant as a result of a normal sexual activity with a man. Women generally start to become fertile between the ages of 10 and 16 when they start to go through puberty and begin menstruating. Naturally, once a woman starts her menstrual cycle, she can now become pregnant if she engages in an unprotected sexual activity. Cycles can be irregular for the first couple of years and many girls do not ovulate every month.

A woman's fertility will hit its peak at the age of 27 and slowly declines at the age of 30 and every year after that. That is why many older women have trouble getting pregnant. During the peak of fertility, a woman is only fertile for three to four days every cycle. This is because an unfertilized egg can only survive for 24 hours.
  
SIGNS OF FERTILITY
You can find out for yourself if you are fertile and can conceive a baby. Here are the basic signs that should tell you your own fertility status:

Basal Body Temperature
BBT is your body's temperature before doing any activity for the day. This is taken in the morning before you get out of bed. Your BBT when you are fertile is slightly higher than your normal temperature before your cycle. It will usually rise between 0.4 and 0.8 F on the day of ovulation.

Cervical Fluid
Your cervical mucus or vaginal discharge varies throughout the month and the mucus is an indicator of fertility. When you check your mucus, note the color changes. You are at "high fertile stage" when your mucus is thin and transparent. It has stretchy properties and this type of mucus is also called "egg white cervical mucus".

Cervical Position
During your cycle, your cervix changes position. During the beginning of your cycle and after ovulation, your cervix is in a low position. It rises to a higher position just before and during the ovulation period.
  
WHAT IS INFERTILITY?
Contradictory to fertility, infertility is the inability to conceive and bear children. Many people, both men and women, may be infertile during their reproductive years. They may not be aware of the condition at the time because they were not yet seeking to have any children.

CAUSES OF INFERTILITY
Millions of women worldwide are having fertility problems. A woman might feel or have a hunch that she could be infertile when she has not gotten pregnant after six months to one year of unprotected sex. Even a miscarriage can be an indicator of infertility. A miscarriage is a failed pregnancy experienced by women whose growing fetus was not able to complete its nine-month development stages in the womb and eventually dies. If a woman had an episode of a miscarriage, she is a likely suspect of infertility.

There are several major causes of infertility in women and knowing these causes will give you an edge in terms of deciding the right methods of treatment should you decide to get any.  Here is a list of some of the major causes of infertility in women that you should know about:

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is one of the main causes of infertility for women. This disease occurs when cysts develop in the woman's ovaries making it unable to function. When a woman has PCOS, she will experience irregular menstrual cycle and therefore increase the probability of becoming infertile. This condition is even more depressing to bear due to the fact that there is no known cure for it because doctors could not identify its causes.

Uterine fibroids
Upon reaching the age of 30 and above, you are at a greater risk of the development of fibroid tumors in the uterine. While these tumors are mostly benign, they can block your fallopian tubes and consequently make you infertile.

Ovulation disorders
One of the most recognized culprits of infertility for women is a disorder in the process of ovulation. Ovulation takes place when the ovary releases an egg down to the fallopian tube where it will become fertilized when it meets a sperm. But, there are a few cases where a certain part of the brain responsible for ovulation is disrupted and decreasing the levels of important hormones in the process. These hormones aid ovulation. This small yet caustic abnormality prevents the ovary from releasing the egg.

Endometriosis
A problem in the lining of the uterus can also be a cause of infertility for women. This condition cuts down your chances of getting pregnant as uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus and oftentimes affecting the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. This growth is also known as endometrial cyst which is common in the ovary and can either be benign or malignant.

Age
A woman's rich reproductive age is in her early and mid-twenties and starts to decline in her late twenties and every year after reaching the age of thirty. Fertility declines rapidly as we age, especially in women, because our general health also declines.

Natural Methods to Increase Fertility
If you are wondering if there are any methods to help you get pregnant naturally, the answer is yes. Are they obtainable, simple, affordable, and most importantly, effective? The answer to all of the above questions is a big YES.  If you have been fed up with all the expensive tests and medications that you have been taking that do not work, try solving the problem using natural methods. This section will discuss some of the natural alternative methods that women suffering from infertility can give a try to start the process of increasing their chances of getting pregnant.

PROPER SEX POSITIONS AND TIMING
Getting pregnant naturally does not rely merely on medications, surgeries and even nourishment. There are lots of other aspects involved in making sure that one gets to conceive.  Two of these aspects, which are also the most important, are the proper position during sex and the right timing of when to do it.

Before we go in-depth with these two essential considerations to get pregnant naturally, it is important to bear in mind that one can get pregnant regardless of any position – man on top, woman on top, sitting, standing, lying down or all four positions combined. This is simply because pregnancy is the result of sperm entering the vagina and fertilizing an egg. Proper sexual positions only apply when couples find it hard to conceive for several reasons including a weak or insufficient sperm count. In this case, you will need a little boost or push to ensure that the sperm gets to its destination during sex.

And there are several sexual positions that can help ensure exactly that! When devising the best position, focus on the main goal which is to deposit the male sperm as close to the female cervix as possible. This is in relation to the life span of the female egg and the male sperm. An egg typically survives for 24 hours after being released from the ovary and traveling down to the fallopian tube. The sperm, on the other hand can last from 3 to 5 days in the woman's body. Therefore, the sperm must be close to the egg so they can join and fertilize before the egg dies.

Best Sex Positions to Get Pregnant
1.  The Missionary Position – This position is also known as the man-on-top position. This is believed to be the best position in order for the woman to get pregnant fast because it allows for the deepest penetration possible, making it likely for the sperm to get deposited nearest to the cervix.

2.  Elevating the Hips – This is referring to the woman's hips which are elevated with pillows placed behind her. This position exposes the female cervix to as much semen that is released by the male.

3.  Lying Side by Side – The man and woman lie side by side or facing each other during intercourse. This also causes the most exposure of the cervix to the male sperm.

4.  The Rear-Entry Position – This position is where the man enters the woman from behind. This position is also highly recommended as one of the best positions to get pregnant fast because the sperm is deposited closest to the cervix, thereby increasing the chances of conception.

5.  Spoon Position – This intimate and cozy position is where the woman lies on her side, curled in a C posture and the male facing the back of the woman is also curled around the woman and enters her from behind.
  
PROPER TIMING TO HAVE SEX TO GET PREGNANT
Timing is everything. While early teenage memories would remind us how our mothers used to warn us about getting pregnant the first time we have sex, this is not entirely true.  It is can be possible but know that the best time to get pregnant is when you are ovulating.  Ovulation is a period between days 12 and 20 of your menstrual cycle and it is important to know when your ovulation days occur so you can have sex at the right time and get pregnant faster. There are ways to know when you are ovulating.

Consider these methods:
Keep a BBT chart – Keep track your basal body temperature (BBT) and chart your daily temperature. You will know when you are ovulating when your normal temperature rises. The best time to get your BBT is in the morning before getting out of bed and doing any physical activity.

Use a fertility monitor – There are several types of fertility monitor.  Many of these monitors use urine to test hormones and if the woman is ovulating, the same method used in pregnancy kits.  Other monitors use saliva and sweat.

Observe changes in your vaginal discharge – This is the cheapest method to determine your ovulation cycle. This is done by simply observing the changes in your vaginal discharge or mucus. Before ovulation, you will notice an increase in vaginal discharge and your mucus is slippery. When you notice that your mucus has the texture and resemblance of an egg white, this is a strong indicator that you are ovulating.

Use an ovulation calendar – An ovulation calendar can be very helpful in determining the best time to have sex to get pregnant fast. The calendars are based on an average cycle length and will provide you with an estimate. While an ovulation calendar may not be completely accurate, it can help you figure out the best time to have an intercourse.

One important point to remember when you rely on ovulation to help you get pregnant is that daily sex during ovulation is only ideal when the sperm count of your partner is good. If not, aim for every other day instead.

Diet for Pregnancy
Is there a relationship between your diet and pregnancy? You bet there is!  It is always wise to eat a healthy and balanced diet. The food that you ingest in your body speaks for the condition of your health and just how fit your body is. When your daily diet includes all foods that have the important nutrients that your body needs, you can be assured that your body is in good shape inside and out. However, eating too much junk and processed food is a menu for disaster when it comes to your health.

When you conceive, your womb will be your baby's home for the next nine months. That is why you need to be able to prepare your body to ensure that it is able to sustain another life within and having a healthy diet is the perfect recipe. Not only that, healthy eating also contributes to an increase in your fertility, thus, increasing the chances of conception as well. The following chapters will show you the right foods and nutrients that you need to help you keep a healthy body that will help you get pregnant naturally.

Foods to Increase Fertility
If you want to increase your fertility, start by eating right. Your health is not the only thing that is at stake if you constantly stuff yourself with unhealthy foods. It may never have occurred to you but certain types of food help facilitate or impede your fertility. If you have been trying to get pregnant, certain foods can help you achieve this goal quickly.

Top 10 Foods to Increase Fertility
1. Water – Keeping your body well-hydrated at all times is very important and this can be achieved by drinking sufficient amount of clean filtered or spring water.  Water aids in the proper functioning of the reproductive system and this includes providing natural fluid to assist the sperm in reaching the cervix.

2. Green leafy vegetables – These are the most essential of all healthy foods. Green leafy vegetables like spinach provide high antioxidant content as well as iron, folic acid and other nutrients needed to maintain healthy reproductive organs. Folic acid in green leafy vegetables will help generate viable and healthy eggs to prevent birth defects in babies.

3. Orange and yellow vegetables – Another group of highly nutritious vegetables are orange and yellow vegetables such as squash and carrots. These contain high amount of beta carotene that corrects hormonal imbalance thus helping pregnant mothers keep their baby safe in the womb until birth.

4. Cruciferous vegetables - These include broccoli and cabbage. These vegetables contain phyto-nutrients to aid in the regulation of the metabolism of estrogen in the body. These foods are also recommended for women suffering from endometriosis and uterus fibroids.

5. Crop vegetables and peas – An example of crop vegetables are sweet potatoes and carrots. They, too, contain beta carotene that promotes regular blood flow during your monthly menstrual period and increase your fertility at the same time.

6. Vitamin C-rich fruits – Vitamin C is known to increase our immune system and protect us from common illnesses. However, it is also believed to help repair cell damage thanks to the presence of antioxidants. It will help transport the sperm all the way up to the uterus and into the fallopian tubes to fertilize the egg. Examples of vitamin C-rich fruits are blueberries, papaya, oranges, kiwis and strawberries.

7. Dairy products and other meats - Dairy foods like eggs are rich in protein. Other sources of protein-rich foods are meat and fish. These foods are rich in amino acid that aids in the generation of fertility hormones FSH and LH.

8. Whole grain bread and tortillas – These kinds of foods have sufficient amount of iron and vitamin B which are needed to boost your fertility hormones.

9. Nuts – Certain nuts are known to contain healthy fats called the omega-3 fatty acid which also aids in promoting fertility in both men and women. You can get this vitamin from almonds and walnuts.

10. Vegetable proteins – Eat a moderate amount of vegetable proteins like tofu and soy products. This will help you achieve the ideal pregnancy weight and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Getting Pregnant Don'ts
In the previous chapters, we have discussed important things you need to do in order to increase your fertility and get pregnant naturally. Now that you know what to do, it's time to shed you some light on the things that you should NOT be doing if you want to get pregnant soon.

Knowing the Do's and Don'ts when trying to get pregnant is very important because a lot of women often do not realize that perhaps the reason they are not able to conceive is not in what they are doing but rather in what they should not be doing. The following chapter will discuss the things you should avoid if you want to get pregnant and why you should avoid them.

Things to Avoid If You Want to Get Pregnant
Many people believe that a sure-fire way to get pregnant fast is simply by discontinuing your intake of contraceptive pills. True, but that's not all that you need to do. There are a lot of other things to keep in mind while trying to get pregnant.

In addition, if you have been on contraceptives for a long time, you might wonder why you still have not gotten pregnant after quitting them. This is because birth control pills still work a few months after you have stopped taking them. Typically, it takes about three months for full fertility to return after coming off the pill, so you should not worry about not getting pregnant right away. Allow your body to complete one or two regular cycles before trying to get pregnant.

The following is a list of the things that you must avoid if you are trying to conceive. Basically, most of them boil down to one thing and that's giving up your vices.

Avoid Smoking
Smoking is known to be among the culprits of infertility. Cigarette smoking is toxic to the body. What's worse, it can lead to miscarriages or birth defects in babies should you get pregnant. If you are a smoker, learn to quit as soon as possible for you and your future baby's sake. By quitting, this will help you to conceive faster and enable you to give birth to a healthy baby.

Avoid caffeinated food and drinks
Research suggest that drinking too much caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea and colas as well as eating foods with caffeine content can reduce the body's ability to absorb iron and therefore run the risk of a still birth if you get pregnant. Avoid any kind of stimulant during the period of trying to conceive.

No alcohol
Like cigarettes, alcoholic beverages are also toxic to the body and can have damaging effects to the reproductive system. Stop drinking if you want to get pregnant.

No scented toiletries
These include scented vaginal sprays, douches and tampons. These products will make your vagina less receptive to sperms because the chemicals present in them can hamper the movement of the sperms.

Avoid medication
Medications, especially strong ones should be avoided unless they are prescribed by your doctor. Unnecessary medications can have effects in your fertility and lower your chances of conceiving.

Avoid stress
Many people are unaware that stress is also an underlying factor of infertility. If you are under constant stress, your body will release high levels of stress hormones and can stop ovulation.

Avoid certain sexual positions
As there are best sexual positions to help you get pregnant fast, there are also positions that you must avoid because they give the opposite results. Any position such as sitting, standing or with you on top will not allow the sperm to reach its destination, which is the cervix, and will make conception a much harder goal to accomplish.
  
Avoid being underweight or overweight
Studies reveal that women who are underweight or overweight have difficulty getting pregnant. It is important that you keep a normal body mass index (BMI) within the range of 20 to 30.

Avoid certain foods
The same with sexual positions, there may be foods that help enhance fertility, but there are also others that will lower it.  Along with caffeinated foods and alcohol, other foods that you need to avoid are some fish. A study revealed that fish can contain hazardous chemicals and hold harmful bacteria as well. The toxins can accumulate in the woman's body and will seriously affect her reproductive system making it difficult to conceive or can lead to birth defects. Larger fish like shark and swordfish have very high levels of mercury while sushi and raw fish harbour dangerous bacteria that can kill a developing embryo. If you are trying to get pregnant, know which fish to eat and which ones to avoid.

Symptoms of Pregnancy
Now that we have discussed in details all the possible things you can do to help enhance your fertility and get pregnant naturally, it's time that you learn to recognize the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy should you get pregnant in the future. Recognizing these symptoms is important because pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Moreover, if you have no idea of any signs of pregnancy, you might mistake a common symptom for something else. For example, fatigue related to pregnancy might be brushed off as random stress and will not be taken seriously. Therefore, you might not make the extra effort to do something about it. Another reason why understanding the signs and symptoms of pregnancy is important is because each symptom may be related to something other than pregnancy and could be a serious illness.

How Would You Know You’re Pregnant?
Some women experience the signs and symptoms of pregnancy within the first week of conception. For others, symptoms develop only after a few weeks or may not be present at all.

Below is a list of some of the most common pregnancy signs and symptoms. Some of these symptoms are considered the very early signs of pregnancy.

Implantation Bleeding
One of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy is implantation bleeding. This happens about 6 to 12 days after conception when the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. When this happens, some women will experience spotting and some cramping. Other reasons for bleeding other than pregnancy are actual menstruation, altered menstruation, switching of birth control pills, infection or abrasion from intercourse.

Missed or Delayed Menstruation
This is the most common pregnancy symptom and when this is observed, a lot of women usually head directly for a pregnancy test. When you get pregnant, you will miss your next period. Some women still bleed while being pregnant but the bleeding is shorter or lesser than normal. Other reasons for missing a period other pregnancy are stress, a certain illness, a food reaction or a hormonal imbalance.

Morning Sickness and Nausea
This is another well-known symptom of pregnancy that often manifests between 2-8 weeks after conception. You will feel nauseous throughout most of the duration of your pregnancy. Some women, however, are fortunate enough not to have to deal with morning sickness at all. Other reasons for morning sickness and nausea other than pregnancy are food poisoning, stress or other stomach disorders.

Breast Enlargement and Tenderness
This symptom begins as early as the first or second week after conception. You may notice certain changes in your breast such as feeling soft and tender when touched, sore or swollen. Other reasons for breast enlargement and tenderness other than pregnancy are hormonal imbalance, intake of birth control pills, approaching period (PMS).

Fatigue and Tiredness
Tiredness, fatigue and exhaustion are also signs of pregnancy during the first week. This is attributed to the changes in hormone levels as a result of conception. However, these will disappear once your body gets accustomed to the changes. Other reasons for fatigue and tiredness other than pregnancy are stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu or other illnesses that can leave you feeling fatigued or tired.

Headaches
Headache is also the result of the sudden rise of hormones in your body. Other reasons for headaches other pregnancy are dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, PMS, eye strain or other ailments.

Frequent Urination
This occurs around 6 to 8 weeks after conception.
Other reasons for frequent urination other than pregnancy are Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), diabetes, increase in liquid intake, or excessive diuretics.

Darkening of Areolas
The skin around your nipples darkens if you are pregnant. Other reasons for darkening of areolas other than pregnancy are a hormonal imbalance not related to pregnancy or may be a leftover effect from previous pregnancy.

Food Cravings
Many women feel cravings for certain foods when they are pregnant and this symptom can last throughout the duration of your pregnancy. Other reasons for food cravings other than pregnancy are poor diet, lack of certain nutrients, stress, depression or PMS.

If you have been trying to get pregnant and are a sexually active person experiencing most, if not all, of these symptoms, start crossing your fingers because a baby may be on its way!   

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