If you’re at the beginning of your journey with infertility treatments, you’re likely interested in learning about anything and everything that can contribute to your fertility.
After all, 15% of couples experience infertility, but only a small portion of them end up needing IVF. There are other causes of infertility that can be addressed without IVF.
At Advanced Fertility Center of Texas, we take a holistic approach to fertility and look at all the possible factors that may be contributing to your fertility.
Here are some surprising factors that can lead to infertility.
Stress: In times of extreme stress, our reproductive organs simply do not work as effectively. This is common in the animal world; animals won’t mate during times of famine or drought. Stress is a difficult factor to manage since the process of undergoing fertility treatments and IVF can increase your stress, making it more difficult to get pregnant. Women who participate in stress management programs while undergoing IVF treatment have higher pregnancy success rates than women who do not address their stress levels.
Hormonal Imbalances: Your body is greatly affected by your hormones. When your hormones are out of balance, it can decrease your chances of getting pregnant. Hormonal imbalances can come from stress, a poor diet, thyroid issues, or other factors.
Toxins in Your Environment: Toxins from your foods and environment can build up in your system. This can cause your reproductive organs to become less effective. In some cases, addressing this toxic imbalance can be enough to reverse infertility. To learn more about detoxification options offered through AFCT, contact us today.
If you do end up needing IVF, then you are in good hands.
At Advanced Fertility Center of Texas, we are beyond thrilled to be able to offer a 78% pregnancy success rate with IVF. This is more than double the national average (37.5%).