A healthy pregnancy leading to a healthy child.
For some couples, this comes way too easily. For others, what causes infertility becomes an agonizing and expensive process that can break apart even the strongest of relationships.
The human body WANTS to procreate. It is the ultimate goal of any species, be it a bacterium or a human. If a couple is having difficulty getting pregnant, the body is saying that it is under some type of stress that is too great to allow it to do the one thing is was designed for.
This stress can be emotional. It can be from poor lifestyle choices. It can be from exposure to environmental chemicals that interfere with conception.
What it is NOT, is a lack of medical procedures or drugs.
Trying to force a couple into pregnancy with drugs or surgical procedures when the body is not ready is a recipe for disaster.
I’m going to cover why “fertility specialists” are anything but and why artificial reproductive technologies lead to lifelong problems if they successful.
More importantly, I’m going to cover the reasons why most pregnancies fail, and the changes a couple needs to make to have a healthy pregnancy.
Need to Say this First About Infertility
Before you get too far into reading, there is something I need to say first, before you potentially waste too much time on finding out what is infertility treatment.
Bringing a child into this word is arguably the most important thing a couple will do in their lives.
High at the top of the list of things that interfere with getting pregnant and maintaining that pregnancy are lifestyle choices. This can include being overweight and prediabetic. It can be smoking. It can be stress.
All of these are going to require change.
Sometimes the changes are very easy, like avoiding plastic water bottles, but sometimes these changes will require a complete overhaul of the lifestyle you are currently living.
And when I say “you,” I mean both the male and the female. The man’s lifestyle choices also influence pregnancy. Even if the effect is not a direct one, indirect effects like supporting and making lifestyle changes with the female is equally as important.
If the idea of making sweeping lifestyle changes does not appeal to you, I would argue that you just might not be ready for pregnancy. Your choices will have a direct effect on the health of your child as far-reaching as his or her adult life. If making needed changes is too much for you and it sounds much easier to take Clomid or have in-vitro fertilization, than I would suggest that your priorities are wrong.
This may not make me your friend, but in almost every scenario (there are a few scenarios where infertility treatment is appropriate as the LAST resort) medical intervention is undertaken because the right lifestyle choices are not being made.
Your decisions will affect not just the immediate pregnancy, but your yet-unborn child’s health for the next 50 or 60 years. It’s THAT important.
Dr Bogash, you are a great researcher. Thanks for these articles.
James Bogash says
Thanks! Hope the info was helpful!