The Safest Solutions to Improve Fertility

Women's Health Improves Infertility

 

Infertility is a sensitive and difficult problem that many couples face. There are several things couples can do to increase their chances of conceiving. It is most important to stay healthy and let go of bad habits. Chances of infertility can decrease by focusing on your overall health.
 
 
Weight & Exercise

Excessive weight and lack of exercise can have a negative effect on your health because of the added estrogen that results from fat cells in your body. Women who are trying to conceive should regularly exercise to increase overall health and their chances of pregnancy.
 
 
Diet & Vitamins

Your ability to conceive largely depends on your health and particularly your diet. A proper diet should be balanced with the appropriate vitamin and protein intakes. Eating the proper fruits and vegetables can help your body and so can supplemental vitamins.
 
 

Contain Stress Levels

Stress levels in women have also been proven as a cause for infertility. This is because high stress levels can impact your hormonal balance which can damage your ability to conceive. Once you and your partner have decided to conceive, it is time to reduce the areas of stress in your life. Find ways to reduce stress, such as going for walks, taking a long bath, or getting a massage.

 
 
Decrease Caffeine Intake

Caffeine can greatly impact your ability to conceive if you are taking more than 500mg a day. Many women do rely on coffee and it can be hard to cut out completely, but controlling your caffeine intake is important. Pay attention to your caffeine consumption daily: caffeinated tea, soft drinks, and coffee can significantly decrease your ability to conceive.
 
 

Infertility Treatment

If all else fails, modern science has made it possible for couples struggling with infertility to become pregnant. The best gynecologist in Columbus offers infertility treatments to those couples who are struggling.
 
 

There are several methods that can improve your ability to conceive. Contact Complete Healthcare for Women to find out what your options are.

The Secret to Easy, Effective Contraception

When it comes to safe sex, most women think of birth control pills or condoms to protect them from unwanted pregnancy. However, any method of birth control must be used consistently to work effectively. Doctors and scientists around the world agree that an IUD, intrauterine device, is one of the most effective methods of birth control.

Why are women still misinformed about IUD success rates? A huge flare of lawsuits in the 1970s and ‘80s put this method on the back burner as the contraceptive was found to increase the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease. Unfortunately, misconceptions persist as women believe that these devices continue to promote negative side effects and poor results today. These devices are advanced and approved for use in any woman today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have tested these items and along with implants, IUDs are effective in preventing pregnancy. Fewer than one in 100 pregnancies occur in women who use them.

Contraception and birth control is designed to avoid unwanted pregnancy and is available for nearly all sexually active women. IUDs are currently one of the most effective birth control products on the market and once in place women do not have to worry about birth control for years to come. They are small, plastic devices, inserted and left in the uterus, and depending on the type they can provide up to 10 years of protection.

How Do They Work?

There are three types available in the United States, including Mirena, ParaGard and Skyla, the new IUD. They each prevent fertilization by damaging sperm during sex.

They are similar to the functions of spermicide within the uterus. Copper IUDs cause the levels of copper ions, prostaglandins and white blood cells to increase within the uterine and tubal fluids. This impairs sperm mobility and stops the sperm from traveling through cervical mucus.

Hormonal IUDs thicken the cervical mucus which puts an end to sperm survival, while suppressing the lining of the uterus.

Which Style Is Right For You?

Mirena is the plastic IUD which releases the synthetic hormone, progestin to help the body keep sperm from reaching the cervix. These devices last up to five years and may give women lighter periods.

ParaGard, Mirena’s counterpart, is the copper IUD that is hormone-free, but does not reduce menstruation. The device is safe and tested to last up to 10 years for pregnancy prevention.

The newest IUD, Skyla is similar to Mirena. It is a plastic device that releases the same hormone, progestin to stop sperm in its tracks. It is smaller than Mirena and primarily for women who have yet to have their first child. Skyla lasts up to three years.

Benefits of IUD Use

IUD insertion is a safe procedure for all women. It does not interfere with sexual spontaneity and does not require daily attention from the patient. Women can experience multiple advantages with the use of IUDs, including:

  • Less than one percent risk of pregnancy

  • Long-acting birth control

  • Easy to use

  • Safe to use while breast feeding

  • Can be removed any time

  • Cost effective

IUD Awareness

Long-acting reversible contraception is expanding and according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, adolescents and adults who were at risk for unintended pregnancy were enrolled in the Contraceptive CHOICE Project. Participants of the study were provided IUDs from their abortion clinics and results saw a reduction in percentage of abortions. The rate of  teen pregnancy within the study was significantly lower at 6.3 per 1,000 compared to the U.S. rate of 34.3 per 1,000.

The study as well as the effectiveness of IUDs prove that contraception for women is a must have to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are nearly 100 percent effective, affordable and could one day be a no-cost contraceptive. Make an appointment with Dr. Samuel and ask about IUD contraceptives today.