Inability to conceive even after one year of unprotected sex is called infertility.
Some of the most basic obstacles to conception are- Inability to assess the fertile period due to irregular cycles, recurrent urinary tract or other infections.
The causes of infertility are pathological or disease in the genital system in the male or female. PCOD, uterine fibroids, tubal block are common causes of infertility. In males, azoospermia and hormonal disturbance can be the leading cause. Underlying medical conditions like anemia, hormonal disorders, thyroid conditions or obesity can also cause infertility.
Conception is the process of the union of the sperm and ovum, which then gets implanted into the uterus. To assess the fertile period - the few days before, during and after ovulation are a woman's "fertile period" - the time when she can become pregnant. The ovum is released from the ovaries every month at a certain time in the menstrual cycle.
To count the cycle - A cycle is counted from the first day of one period (menstruation) to the first day of the next. An average cycle is 28 days, but anywhere from 23 to 35 days is normal. The day when bleeding starts is counted as the first day of a given cycle. The ovulation in a 28-day cycle would be day 14. Because the lengths of menstrual cycles vary, many women ovulate earlier or later than day 14 of the cycle.
Ideal time to conceive - To successfully conceive, it is best to have intercourse in the fertile period starting at about 2-3 days before ovulation. Usually, the fertile period in a woman, with a 28 days cycle, extends from day 11 to day 18. It is important to keep a track of the periods.
Ensuring a healthy and natural conception
One of the most common reasons for the not conceiving, in the absence of a diagnosable medical condition is when either or both partners are working with hectic schedules, are under stress and also have a lack of sleep and lack of good nutrition. This can bring the desire to intercourse down, resulting in a hormonal and chemical imbalance in the body. It is important that both the partners are relaxed, and not feel tenser with the pressure of wanting to conceive.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Infertility
Ayurvedic treatment has a proven track record of increasing fertility. Ayurveda prescribes a holistic combination of diet, medicines and lifestyle in achieving a couple's desired goal. Coupled with Garbha sanskar for the healthy growth of foetus, the hallowed tradition of Ayurveda has proven a blessing to many a couples seeking cure from infertility.