Female Infertility Prevention

Many women tend to panic when their attempts to conceive are all in vain, such as when their menstrual period continues for three to four months after intercourse. However, doctors consider a case of infertility when a couple is unsuccessful in conceiving after an entire year of unprotected sex.

But there are some cases of female infertility that can be prevented and resolved by taking the following steps.

Avoiding excessive exercise – Too much exercise can actually be harmful. The body needs at least a day of rest, which is why health experts recommend exercising every other day or three times a week. Inappropriate exercise contribute to significant injuries, performance loss, and muscle damage.

Avoid smoking – Inhaling smoke into the lungs, no matter the substance, has adverse effects on one’s health. Doing so produces carbon monoxide, which impairs the ability of blood to carry oxygen making your organs weaker.

Control diabetes and hypothyroidism – Certain infertility-causing diseases like polycystic ovarian disease (PCO) is often associated with mild diabetes because of insulin resistance that accompanies the disorder. Meanwhile, thyroid hypofunction affects ovulation frequency and occurrence, which also causes infertility.

Eat a balanced diet – Consume a well-balanced, nutritious diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in folates.

Maintain good weight – Being overweight is also a cause of infertility among women. Follow good weight management guidelines.

Practice safer sex – Avoid sexually transmitted diseases that also causes infertility. If in case you acquired sexually-transmitted infection (STI), consult a doctor immediately and have it treated.

Have regular professional consultations – Visit your obstetrician-gynecologist regularly for physical examinations, including pap tests, to detect early signs of infections or abnormalities.

Limit caffeine and alcohol intake – Caffeine may lower your chances of conceiving, but the effects of alcohol in a woman’s body include infertility and increased risk of spontaneous abortion to imparied fetal growth and development.

Ask your biological mother – Certain abnormalities in conceiving and pregnancy may be hereditary in nature. Ask your mother to share any unusual or abnormal issues she had related to conceiving, like premature menopause.