Infertility affects millions of couples in America and is usually defined by the inability to conceive after at least twelve months of unprotected sexual activity. It may also refer to the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. Sperm factors account for around 40% of all cases of infertility.
Many things must work perfectly in unison for conception to occur.
First, ovulation must happen to provide an egg for fertilization. Then, the fertilized ovum must make the journey through the fallopian tube and successfully implant into the lining of the uterus.
Things can go wrong at any of these stages – for both males and females. Sometimes both and can cause infertility.
Infertility in Men
In men, infertility is most often the result of low sperm count.
A variety of factors can lead to a low sperm count, including:
- Physical abnormality.
- Alcohol consumption.
- Endocrine Disorders.
- Exposure to toxins or radiation.
- Excessive heat.
- A severe, acute illness – especially one involving high fever.
- Injury to the testes.
- Infertility in Women
The most common reasons for infertility in women include:
- Failure to ovulate.
- Blocked fallopian tube(s).
- Uterine Fibroids.
- Inability to produce enough progesterone to carry a baby to term.
- Other causes are psychological in nature, like stress or fear of parenthood.
In some cases a woman can develop antibodies to her partner’s sperm.
It is not unusual for more than one cause for infertility to be found. And, in around 20% of cases, no obvious reason for infertility can be found.
Natural Remedies for Infertility
No medicine, or natural remedy can help if there are structural problems that affect infertility or when infertility is due to serious genetic problems.
There are natural remedies that are used to correct hormone imbalances and increase sperm and testosterone production, as well as regulate the process of ovulation, promoting the production of healthy eggs.
Professional Infertility Formulas
Many couples have great success with Herbal Fertility Formulas from Native Remedies.
Astragalus is reported to stimulate sperm mobility.
The following herbs are used to enhance sexual function in men:
- Saw Palmetto
The following herbs are useful to women with infertility problems:
- Dong Quai
- Red Clover
- Wild Yam
What Else Can You Do?
Avoid alcohol when trying to conceive, as it can reduce sperm countin men and prevent implantation of fertilized egg in women.
Do not smoke. Avoid second hand smoke.
Get good nutrition daily.
Consider daily infusions of nutritive herbs such as Nettle, Raspberry Leaf, Oatstraw, and Red Clover, which provide adequate minerals in an easy form to absorb, and help balance hormones and help with your infertility.