There is a lot to be understood about fertility -- especially if you are a woman struggling with fertility issues, It's important to understand as much as your can about your fertility. You can do so by visiting a fertility clinic and discussing your options for infertility treatments.
Last post, we introduced the first five of 10 things that women should know about fertility. Read on to know five more things that fertility experts want you to know.
- By age 44, most women are infertile, even if they are still ovulating regularly. After the age of 35, fertility in women declines rapidly. By age 40, only two in five women are able to conceive.
- A fathered pregnancy in the past is not a guarantee of future fertility. Men can also be the cause of infertility -- in fact, they are the cause one-third of the time. That being said, a male's sperm count can change over time. The only way to know if sperm is still healthy is by obtaining a sperm analysis.
- Diet is not the strongest predictor of fertility. While diet can indeed influence a woman's fertility over time, it is largely a matter of genetics.
- Vitamin D can have a positive impact on fertility treatments. There are several kinds of fertility treatments, such as artificial insemination and IVF treatments. Recent studies have shown that women who have low vitamin D levels have lower rates of conception. That being said, taking vitamin D while undergoing treatments such as artificial insemination can improve your chances of conceiving.
- A high body weight is linked to infertility. Studies show that having a higher body mass index is strongly linked to problems ovulating and conceiving. Having a higher body mass index means it typically takes a longer time to conceive.
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