This article outlines 5 reasons why women cant get pregnant in the modern world, as well as ways to combat these inhibitors.
The world is very different to how it was 100, 50, or even 10 years ago.
The role of women in society is constantly changing, and these changing conditions mean different consequences and trends in childbirth and childrearing for the modern woman.
For many people, the idea of the “modern world” automatically conjures up the idea of stress. And, indeed, stress is one of the lifestyle factors of the modern world that could be preventing you from conceiving.
Remember that it takes two to tango, and a woman can’t fall pregnant by herself – what I mean is that if either the male or the female partner is under stress, the woman can experience difficulties falling pregnant.
Stress can be physical or mental (and is often both), caused when one experiences extreme emotions or works too hard.
#2: Harmful substances
Alcohol, nicotine, narcotics, and caffeine – all are prevalent and widely-used in the modern world. Another thing they have in common is that they can decrease one’s chances of conceiving.
Unfortunately, these substances are used by many people as a way to escape their stress, but these substances place stress on the body and the two play off on each other in a vicious cycle.
Whether you are using harmful substances to combat stress or for any reason whatsoever, alcohol, nicotine, narcotics, and caffeine are unnatural to the body and can be preventing you from falling pregnant.
Even that cup of coffee that wakes you up in the morning can affect the ability of the egg cells to be implanted in the uterus and reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
#3: Being overweight or obese
If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or over, you are classified as overweight; a BMI over 30 means that you are obese.
In today’s modern world, many of us have vast amounts of food available to us throughout the day, which means we have to carefully control what and when we eat to avoid putting on weight.
Additionally, many of the ingredients in today’s foods contain harmful ingredients such as trans fats and corn syrup, which are conducive to weight gain.
Excess weight means excess stress on the body, inhibiting your ability to fall pregnant.
#4: Lack of physical activity may be a reason you cant get pregnant
Lack of exercise can cause people to be overweight or obese and has a significant impact on overall health and wellbeing.
In today’s modern world, we have found ways to avoid doing physical activity – we have cars and public transport to get places, we have computers to keep us connected to the world, we have more and more TV channels and spend more and more time watching them.
Many people also work long hours, sitting for long periods of time and not getting the physical activity they need.
Humans need at least 20-30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week to keep the body in healthy working order.
A healthy, fertile reproductive system is tied into a healthy body, so it is important to keep your body functioning in optimum conditions by exercising regularly.
Women these days have career goals to meet and exceed, with bank accounts to grow.
Some women are waiting longer to get married longer, others never get married, and there are those that get married for a second or third time.
All these factors mean that many women are trying to fall pregnant later in life.
The bad news is that by the time a woman is age 40, her chances of getting pregnant through natural means in only about 5% for each ovulation cycle (compared to 20% at age 30).
There are women who defy these odds, but many do so using donor eggs or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The following video is an interesting 3D animation on how IVF actually works.
Medical Video on IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
Working together, all of these factors can be preventing you from getting pregnant. If your body is not healthy, your reproductive system is not healthy so you need to make the necessary changes to get your body in tip-top condition.
If you have made the lifestyle changes to enhance your fertility and are still not seeing the results after one year, it may be advisable to consult a medical professional who can help with fertility testing.
One benefit of our modern lifestyles is the advances we have made in fertility treatments.
Today, it is both easier to detect the cause of infertility and treat the diagnosed condition effectively.