It is natural for every woman to dream of having children and forming her family and even more normal is to occur to female infertility. Studies show that infertility occurs in around 15% of couples and changing old thoughts, the problem is not always the woman’s. Nowadays it is proven even by the high demand for specialists, that a large part of the infertility of couples also comes from men and can only be discarded after evaluative exams of the quality of the sperm.
Female reproductive system
Usually specialists ask the couple to wait and continue to have sex within an average period of 12 months, dispensing with the use of condoms and any other contraceptive method to verify that the pregnancy does not occur naturally, dispensing with the hypothesis of female and male infertility. In the case of women older than 35 years of age, the period is reduced to six months of waiting, and if pregnancy does not occur during this period requested by the specialist, tests will be requested first to check the possible reasons for female infertility.
Obviously there are women who already have obvious problems or who already have knowledge, some who face it since adolescence, for example, endometriosis and therefore tend to have more difficulty to get pregnant normally. In this case, a specialist doctor should be sought, and treatment for reversal of female infertility initiated, which can sometimes occur in a few months.
Main Causes of Female Infertility
In order for a woman to be able to get pregnant and generate a healthy child, it is necessary that her entire reproductive system is in perfect working order , obviously that of her partner as well. The main factors of female infertility are problems in the uterus and linked to it, such as:
- Alteration or absence of ovulation
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Infection in the cervix
- Changes in the tubal canal
There are other situations as well, such as a possible alteration in the cervical mucus that prevents the passage of sperm and the age factor as well, which can hinder the realization of this dream. Another problem pointed out by doctors is related to the habit of smoking, which can cause female infertility as well as male . Tobacco, in addition to causing so many other health problems, can decrease a woman’s fertility, interfering with fertilization and even the implantation process of the received egg.
That is why it is advised that women smokers who quit smoking at least 2 months before starting training to become pregnant, in this way will have their fertility normalized and can generate a healthy baby. Among all these factors of female infertility, there is a point known as diagnostic failure and that can occur in some cases, known as ISCA or also as infertility without an apparent cause . After analyzing all the tests requested by the doctor, it is not possible to give any answer and cause for the patient’s female infertility.
There may be a diagnosis of infertility for no apparent reason, in cases of tests performed improperly or even by incorrect analysis by the specialist , so it is advisable to repeat the tests to prove the diagnosis. If you are not asked or the specialist does not think it is necessary, look for someone who can repeat the exams and even make a more in-depth investigation and possibly finding the cause for female infertility and starting the appropriate treatment for the problem found.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.