Fertility is simply a couple’s ability to conceive naturally. Most women can get pregnant on their own without any additional support, apart from the presence of a partner.
Unfortunately, some women are unable to conceive naturally. They keep trying to get pregnant for years but fail repeatedly. For them, every period cycle brings sorrow and disappointment. Such women are usually branded as infertile. Often, their personal health and social standing are questioned by many.
However, for the most part, ‘infertility’ is a misconception. In actual medical terms, ‘infertility’ is a very aggressive condition where the woman or man’s reproductive system is incapable of procreating. Most often what couples face are conception issues, which are largely temporary, caused by some system and hormonal abnormalities. Fortunately, most of these problems can be cured with the help of correct medicines and the right guidance.
Therefore, it is important to understand what fertility/ infertility means and when you should start seeking additional support to conceive.
To begin with, any woman who has been trying to conceive for a year but has failed in her attempts, can be said to have ‘difficulty conceiving’ or facing ‘conception related issues’. In these cases, the issues with her fertility are most probably temporary and caused due to some abnormalities with her reproductive system or hormonal balance. While this rule only applies to couples under 35 years of age, it is important to keep in mind that this is not the same as being infertile because that means that your body is incapable of reproducing.
Women over 35 should actively try for 6 months and if they are unsuccessful in getting pregnant, they are recommended to go for some sort of fertility support. If the male partner is above 40, fertility support should be sought without delay.
If you have been trying to conceive for a year and have been unsuccessful, you need support. This is a fact that must be understood with great clarity. Most women keep wasting their time hoping against hope. They start relying on religious rites and rituals for successful conception. This only prolongs their wait and makes things even more complicated.
However, not being able to conceive in a year shouldn’t lead to anxiety or depression. You must understand the reasons that might have led to the problem and try to resolve them.
More often than not, women take all the blame for conception failure on themselves. This only leads to self-loathing and nothing else. Statistically, in almost 50% of the cases, the problem is in the men. Hence, unnecessary self-loathing will not help you a bit. Excessive stress, a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet can cause severe degradation in the fertility potential of men. Therefore, instead of assuming all the blame, women should encourage their partners to get tested to find the actual cause of the problem.
Many things can lead to conception failures. If you can’t pinpoint the issue, a remedy isn’t possible.
You must seek fertility support if:
Even if you face any of these issues, Ayurveda can still help you conceive naturally. Contrary to conventional treatment methods, Ayurveda focuses on addressing the core issues and strengthening the systems from the inside. Once your reproductive system is energised and the core issues have been addressed, natural conception is quick and easy.
Having clarity about fertility is important. Statistics show that the fertility window is getting slimmer these days and more people are facing conception issues. Additionally, some people might be at a greater risk of compromising their fertility due to certain underlying conditions. Hence, knowledge is power.