Laparoscopy: This procedure involves looking at the outside lining of the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tube by inserting a fiber-optic camera attached to a thin tube through an incision near the belly button. Laparoscopy helps doctors to look for abnormal growth in the pelvic region especially in the case of endometriosis which is caused due to the formation of endometriotic tissues in other parts of the body.
Letrozole (Femara ®*) is a medication that is frequently used off-label to cause ovulation. It works by temporarily lowering a woman’s progesterone level, which causes the brain to naturally make more FSH. It is often used to induce ovulation in woman with PCOS, and in women with normal ovulation to increase the number of mature eggs produced in the ovaries.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Associationexternal icon – RESOLVE is a national consumer organization that offers support for men and women dealing with infertility. Their purpose is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy.
Uterine fibroids: In this case, the structure of the uterus is not hospitable for the foetus. This is caused by the presence of Polyps and fibroids. Their abnormal growth can affect around 70-80% women who are above the age of 50 years. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous lumps that develop in or outside a woman’s uterus (womb) leading heavy bleeding during pregnancy, an urge to frequent urination, painful sex, and infertility in women.
Folic acid is a micronutrient that helps in conception. It also promotes the development of the fetus and is, therefore, should be taken throughout pregnancy. Include foods rich in folic acids such as leafy vegetables, broccoli, avocado, raisins, lentils and beans in your diet on a regular basis. Folic acid supplements may also be taken after consulting a doctor.
What is infertility? Primary, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant or to carry a pregnancy to term following the birth of one or more biological children. There can be many causes of infertility, including poor nutrition, emotional stress, sexually transmitted diseases, thyroid disorders, candida, medical conditions, eating disorders, excessive exercise, obesity, and hormonal problems.
A septate uterus is the most common of the inborn uterine malformations. A septate uterus contains a uterine septum. This septum acts like a wall that separates the uterus in two (similar to a nasal septum). This wall can impede pregnancy and cause recurrent miscarriages. A surgery called hysteroscopy may help, reducing miscarriage rates and leading to a healthy pregnancy.
Why is sleep so important to getting pregnant? There are actually multiple reasons. Sleeping (or not sleeping) has a powerful effect on your body’s hormonal system. If you don’t get enough sleep, then your cycle as well as ovulation can get thrown off. If you don’t get enough shut-eye, your leptin (appetite hormone) levels typically go down, and this can negatively impact ovulation as well. People who have serious sleep problems, like insomniacs, also tend to have higher levels of stress hormones, which is not encouraging of fertility. (9)