There are 3 common reasons why some couples find it hard to get pregnant.
- Sperm problem
- Egg Problem
- Problems with the reproductive tract
A blockage in the male or female reproductive tract can prevent fertilization, but in this article, we will shed light on problems associated with the female reproductive tract. You can click here to learn about sperm problems.
The reproductive tract is the pathway consisting of organs involved in sexual reproduction.
In women, the reproductive tract is located within the pelvis (the part of your body between your abdomen and your thighs). It is made up of the vulva, the vagina, the cervix, the womb (uterus), the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. These organs are supported in the pelvis by ligaments.
The ovaries are the organs that release eggs in women… AND the vulva is what you see as the external female genitalia.
Before any woman can get pregnant, fertilization must occur. And for fertilization to occur naturally, a man must first release sperm into the vagina of his female partner, the sperm must then travel from the woman’s vagina to reach the egg at the fallopian tube (which connects the ovaries to the womb). The journey from the vagina to the fallopian tube is not without its many obstacles but sometimes, there can be more serious conditions that make it difficult for the sperm to get to the egg.
- Partial or Complete Fallopian Tube Blockage: If there is a blockage in the fallopian tube, it will be difficult for sperm to pass through to meet the egg. In some cases where the blockage is only partial and the sperm manages to pass through to fertilize the egg, the fertilized egg may not be able to pass through into the womb. This can lead to ectopic pregnancy which is considered very dangerous for the mother. If a pregnancy is discovered to be ectopic, a doctor would most likely recommend an abortion to terminate the pregnancy and preserve the life of the mother.
Recommendation: Laparoscopy is a common treatment for women with tubal blockage. If this does not work, the woman may be advised to go for IVF (In-vitro fertilization)
- Inadequate Cervical Mucus: The vagina is naturally acidic and this is generally harmful for sperm. So, during a woman’s ovulation period, the cervix naturally tries to produce more fertile cervical mucus which will help the sperm to easily pass through on its journey towards the egg for fertilization. If the woman does not have enough fertile cervical mucus, the sperm may find it more difficult to reach the egg for fertilization. Inadequate Cervical Mucus may be due to hormone problems or a condition called PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
Recommendation: Women who don’t have enough cervical mucus are advised to get EVERGREEN CM which is a medication that can boost the body’s natural production of fertile cervical mucus. It can also strengthen the lining of the womb in preparation for pregnancy.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: An inflammation of pelvic organs such as uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix can be caused by infections. This may be accompanied by pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. If not treated on time, the infection can cause permanent damage to reproductive tissues, making it difficult for fertilization to occur.
Recommendation: Many cases of PID are caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is advisable to use condoms and get regular STI testing (especially if you have multiple sexual partners). This is recommended to reduce the risk of PID and fallopian tube damage from STIs.
If you have been trying to conceive for a while without any luck, make sure you speak with a health professional. At Carrot-Top Drugs, we are dedicated to helping you achieve conception easily naturally.
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