Genetic testing of embryos
Trouble Getting Pregnant?
Possible Reasons Why You're Having Trouble Getting Pregnant
Some Ways To Increase Your Chances
1. Stressful Lifestyle. If you have a stressful work environment, consider changing
jobs. Stress will not only affect your fertility, it will affect your overall
health and place you at greater
risk for heart disease and many other health problems.
2.Caffeine Intake. Caffeine is believed to reduce fertility.
It also is believed to be risky during pregnancy
with an increased risk of miscarriage with more than very mild use.
3.Alcohol Use or Illicit Drug Use. This may seem like a "no brainer"
for most of us, but some women and men need to be
reminded that illicit drug use is a no-no for those trying to conceive.
Research has shown that the excessive consumption of alcohol or the use of illicit
drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin and crack, by a potential father prior to
pregnancy can be the cause of infertility. Illicit drugs can also reduce the sperm count,
damage the sperm, reduce testosterone levels, and change testicular functioning.
4.Smoking. If you or your partner smoke cigarettes, this will greatly hinder
your trying-to-conceive efforts.
Women who smoke are 60% more likely than non-smokers to be infertile.
5.Lack of Exercise. If you're sedentary, get moving. It will help you feel better, lose
weight if needed, and will improve your fertility and chance of getting pregnant.
Walking, swimming, biking, or aerobics are great forms of exercise.
Obesity or Being Overweight. If your BMI is greater than 25, you are considered overweight and are prone to health risks.
A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
6. Advanced Age. Advanced age is widely considered to be age 35 and older.
Women who are 35 years old and older do have somewhat
of a disadvantage when trying to conceive.
Infertility increases with age. Fertility peaks for both sexes in their mid-twenties and
then appears to decline steadily in women over thirty and men over forty. Tubal infections, fibroid tumors
and endometriosis are more common in older women and are a common cause for infertility.
Ovulation is a pre-requisite for getting pregnant.
In women with regular menstrual cycles of 28-35 days, ovulation takes place once every cycle.
However, many women have erratic menstrual cycles.
This means that they have fewer chances of getting pregnant not only
because they have fewer possible fertile periods, but also because they may
not be ovulating in every cycle.
8. Low sperm count (for males)
The normal sperm count ranges from 20 million to
100 million sperm per cubic centimeter. Counts below 20 million may be a cause
for difficulty in conception. Factors such as fatigue, excessive alcohol,
smoking or other drug abuse, prostate gland infection, poor diet,
or occupational exposure to chemicals can cause a small, temporary
decrease in the sperm count.
Many women are born with their uteruses facing backward (retroverted) instead of forward.
This condition can be diagnosed either by your gynecologist, or through an ultrasound.
One simple way to compensate for this problem of a retroverted uterus is for
the woman to lie on her stomach after intercourse.
The Institute Medical Clinic and Genetic Testing.
The Institute Medical Clinic and Genetic Testing,
a based institution, is focused on the combination of reproductive medicine
and genetic testing, using a breakthough technology called
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis - PGD. Our primary goal is to
prevent the transmission of genetic conditions that cause severe problems in
children of parents who are either afflicted with the disease or are carriers.
Medical Clinic is not only one of the most successful facilities in the world,
but our services are suprisingly affordable.
You owe it to yourself and your family to ask us and compare.