Given the numerous incidents of wanted and unwanted pregnancy cases around us, it is quite natural for us to think that getting pregnant is easier. But in reality, pregnancy can be extremely stressful, draining, scary, and even life-interrupting. Before assuming, one should inquire those who are trying to conceive about how complicated it is to get pregnant! It is quite harder than we can imagine.
Let’s have a look at some of the most common and uncommon factors of infertility.
1. POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS)
Caused by hormonal imbalance, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is often the most common cause of infertility in women. PCOS causes small cysts in the ovaries, resulting in irregular periods and menstrual cycles, even no period in the case of many girls. Unfortunately, a majority of women of childbearing age are still unaware that they are affected! Suffering from PCOS symptoms? It’s better to get yourself checked at the top fertility hospital in Chennai.
2. IRREGULAR OVULATION
Apart from PCOS, imbalances in hormones such as Thyroid, Progesterone, Estrogen, Estradiol, etc., can also lead to irregular ovulation-related infertility which can lessen the chances of natural conception.
Either extremely painful or painless, endometriosis is a condition where the tissues that line the uterus start to grow in other places, i.e., in and around the uterus, in the ovaries, within the fallopian tubes causing extreme pain and irritation along with the development. With the block in fallopian cells, disruption in implantation, inflammation in the pelvis, or altered egg quality, it is often difficult to get pregnant in such cases. Though the treatment may vary from person to person, removing the scar tissue surgically is one of the most effective ways to improve the chances of becoming pregnant.
4. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
How many of you are aware that physical changes within the various parts of the reproductive system, such as the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, etc., can impact a woman’s ability to get pregnant? If left untreated, sexually transmitted diseases such as Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia that originate in the cervix and spread to the fallopian tubes can cause severe problems. These infections should be treated immediately or else will lead to surgery in later stages. Sometimes, when the damage is pervasive, there may be no cure or treatment at all.
One of the most common and rising causes behind infertility issues is “egg quality”. A newborn girl is born with all the eggs she is going to have in this lifetime. These eggs are 90% healthy when a woman is in her 20s and start to lose their quality as she ages. By the time a woman reaches her forties, her eggs are barely 10% healthy. Though these factors differ from woman to woman, the longer a woman waits, the more difficult it becomes for her to conceive naturally.
Fortunately, in today’s date, women can take better control and can make better decisions about their lives and their children. Women are more conscious and aware of their reproductive age than before, and more women are opting for egg freezing, also known as Cryopreservation. Cryopreservation is the process of freezing eggs during the most fertile years of a woman’s age so that she is able to get pregnant, later in her life.
6. BODY WEIGHT
A high or low BMI (Body Mass Index) can play a crucial role in your ‘attempt’ to conceive. People with excessive weight or obesity find it hard to conceive. They are also prone to frequent miscarriages. Fortunately, this cause of infertility can be easily reversed.
7. UNKNOWN REASONS
Though there are several causes and factors of infertility, sometimes the reason remains unexplained. However, one should never lose hope as there are several treatments available including fertility medicines, artificial insemination, IVF, etc., which can be of great help. At the top fertility hospital in Chennai, our fertility program is designed to address each couple’s unique medical, emotional and financial needs. Our Fertility Centre strives to provide you with the best fertility and gynecological care and help you in fulfilling your dream of expanding your family. We assure you of highly personalized care and a plan of management.