Category: Reproductive health

maternal age and infertility

Maternal Age and Infertility

The number and quality of oocytes decrease even at an earlier age, but they are clinically displayed at the age of 35. Moreover, the incidence of birth defects and miscarriages increases with maternal age. The Hutterites are an isolated community living a simple, patriarchal lifestyle which excludes any form of contraception. This community gives us therefore...

weight and infertility

Weight and Infertility

Obesity is associated with a range of adverse health consequences. Widely recognized are the increased risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. Obesity and low body weight can impact on reproductive function by causing hormone imbalances and ovulatory dysfunction. Abnormal weight is usually defined as a high BMI (kg/m2) of >25 and a low BMI...

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Reproductive Age in Women

In today’s society, the first pregnancy delay phenomenon led to increased infertility rates associated with maternal age (Stephen and Chandra, 2006). Thus, a high percentage of couples depend on assisted reproductive techniques to achieve a pregnancy. Increasing infertility incidence correlated with female age is primarily caused by changes in ovarian function, otherwise attested by decreasing ovarian...

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How can lifestyle factors impact male fertility?

Don’t fool yourself into thinking infertility is rare. Roughly one in six couples will struggle to have a baby and both male and female factors can contribute. Some experts believe aspects of our modern lifestyles like poor diet, body habits and environmental agents are contributing to the problem and negatively impacting the quantity and quality of...

Hormone test shows fertility potential in women

Hormone test shows fertility potential in women

It is natural for a woman to wish to have an idea of her potential fertility. A measurement of the anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentration has become the most commonly used test of “ovarian reserve” – a term that refers bothto the number of oocytes within the ovary and their fertility potential. Ovarian reserve, orthe number of...

3 ways to boost your fertility naturally

3 ways to boost your fertility naturally

When it comes to boosting your fertility naturally one of the most important things to do is build a healthy foundation which the rest of your program can work upon. A health foundation consists of Nutrition, Movement, and Balance. 1.    NUTRITION Following a fertility diet is one of the best choices you could do for your...

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Stress and Infertility

Infertility is often described as the most stressful event in the life of most infertile couples. Psychological stress can reduce female reproductive performance in various ways, with implications related to the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Assisted human reproduction procedures are stressful because of daily hormone injections, blood tests, surgical and laparoscopic interventions, but also because...

dangers of alcohol and reproductive health

The effects of alcohol consumption on reproductive health

Regarding the effects of alcohol on reproductive health, numerous studies demonstrate its teratogen properties (alcohol generates fetal birth defects) and its contribution to low fertility. The processes by which alcohol may affect conception include an increase in estrogen, which will reduce FSH secretion, suppressing thus folliculogenesis (follicle formation) and ovulation. Also, alcohol can have an effect...

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The Influence of Lifestyle on Health Reproductive

Lifestyle behaviors are changeable circumstances and may be an important determinant of infertility. Fertility is the ability to conceive a child, while biological fecundity of a woman represents her reproductive ability which is based on the monthly probability of conceiving a child. Clinical infertility is defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of...

fertility nutrients

Important Nutrients for Fertility

While all nutrients are important for health, there are some that have been specifically shown to have a direct impact on fertility. Below is a list of these nutrients and the foods you can find them in. Micronutrients Antioxidants, Vitamins & Minerals for Fertility Folic Acid: Perhaps one of the best known vitamins necessary for pregnancy...