By Neepa Sevak
You’ve been trying for months, and still there’s no baby on the way. Inability to conceive can accentuate stress on your marriage, have an impact on your self esteem, and even challenge your womanhood. Infertility is elucidated as failure in getting pregnant after a year of persistent trying or having repeated miscarriages or inability of a man in impregnating a woman. In order to have a baby an egg must be unconfined from a woman’s ovary and pass through a fallopian tube towards the uterus, a man’s sperm must unite with the egg along the way, and the fertilized egg must affix to the inside of the uterus. Problems that hinder any of these steps either in a man or woman can conclude in Infertility.
Causes of Infertility
- Women beyond the age of 30 become less fertile
- Hormonal imbalance
- Absence or irregular menstruation
- Wrongly timed intercourse
- Alcohol and smoking
- Excessive exercising
- Being overweight or underweight
- Extensive use of contraceptive pills
- Exposure of the genitals to high temperatures from persistent use of hot tubs or saunas
- Exposure to environmental and metal toxins like certain pesticides and lead
- Certain drugs like steroids, antifungal medications, radiation, chemotherapy treatments and heavy use of cocaine or marijuana
- Blocked fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids or endometriosis
- Inherited abnormalities in the structure of the uterus or ovaries
- Diseases like diabetes, thyroid problems, hypertension, genital infections, sexually transmitted diseases, prostrate inflammation, mumps after puberty
- Undescended testicles or testicular injury in male
- Premature ejaculation in males
- Low sperm count or abnormally shaped sperms in men
Homeopathic Approach to Infertility
Homeopathy has an absolute solution that can augment your probability of conception. Homeopathic treatment of Infertility addresses both physical and emotional imbalances in a person. Homeopathy plays a role in treating Infertility by strengthening the reproductive organs in both men and women, by regulating hormonal balance, menstruation and ovulation in women, by escalating blood flow into the pelvic region, by mounting the thickness of the uterine lining and preventing the uterus from contracting hence abating chances of a miscarriage, and by increasing quality and quantity of sperm count in men. It can also be advantageous in reducing anxiety so that the embryo implantation can take place in a favourable environment. Homoeopathy is a system of medicine directed at assisting the body's own healing process.
Self Care Measures
- Men should not wear tight under wears or pants as this lessens the number of healthy sperm.
- Avoid using hot tubs or saunas.
- Avoid excessive exercise, smoking, alcohol, caffeine.
- Eat a balanced diet and follow weight management.
- Practice safe sex to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.
- Cold sitz bath can lower your body temperature and encourage the production of healthy sperm.
- Estimate your fertile period by tracking your ovulation at home. The date of ovulation varies in every woman but normally ovulation is 14 days before the next menstrual period starts, and five days before ovulation is the most fertile period in a woman. Have sexual intercourse each day of your fertile period, including ovulation day.
- Avoid straddling your male partner while making love. Positions where sperm is not likely to leak out are the best. Placing a pillow under your hips during or after making love allows your cervix to rest in the semen allowing sperm some time to travel to the cervix.
Hence, to enjoy a healthy family life and to increase your chances of a natural pregnancy by cleansing, strengthening, balancing the organs of reproduction and bringing the body back into balance consider homeopathy.