18 September, 2018

Physical signs that indicate secondary infertility

Getting pregnant isn’t as simple and straightforward as it seems. Just because you have gotten pregnant easily before, doesn’t mean you’ll always have it easy. There are some physical signs that may indicate your difficulty in the future. While some difficulties may be biological, you may also find that you experience mental and emotional roadblocks when the time comes to grow your family, particularly if your previous birthing experience was traumatic.

Here are some physical signs that may indicate secondary infertility:

  1. You experienced severe back pain during previous pregnancy

Some people experience extreme symptoms and complications that can make pregnancy difficult. Severe back pain is one of them. It is likely that this would recur in another pregnancy. It doesn’t necessarily make you physically unable to get pregnant, but cause a mental block which may hold you back from experiencing another one.

  1. You’re getting older

Even if you didn’t experience any difficulties conceiving the first time, if you wait a bit before trying for a second baby, you may have more difficulties. Fertility declines with age, most likely after age 35. If a woman who is less than 35 years of age has not conceived after 12 months of trying, or for a woman who is over 35 after six months, it may indicate a problem.

  1. You have diabetes

Having diabetes can make it difficult to conceive. If the diabetes diagnosis comes after you got pregnant with your first child, you may experience greater difficulties having another one.

  1. Experiencing difficulties exercising during first pregnancy

Problems such as heart disease, shortness of breath, and inability to exercise comfortably may indicate that you may not have an easy pregnancy in the future. During pregnancy, your circulating blood volume increases about 50 percent over your non-pregnant blood volume and can put a lot of strain on your heart. Although no two pregnancies are the same, this is something that can happen in the future and cause secondary infertility.

  1. You have high blood pressure

If you have a history of high blood pressure or preeclampsia in pregnancy, or a history of early labor, you may be at a higher-risk at subsequent pregnancies. It may not necessarily mean you will not be able to conceive, but that it’ll be a higher-risk pregnancy and could certainly be something that takes a mental and emotional toll.

  1. You have a high BMI

When weight is measured in terms of body mass index (BMI), it is a strong predictor of the chance to conceive. The higher the weight, the more difficult it is to conceive. When we look at natural conception and BMI, pregnancy rates start to significantly decline after a BMI 30 (obesity).

These are some of the more obvious indicators of secondary infertility. To know more, visit us at KIMS Cuddles and talk to our experts.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
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15 February, 2018

5 Ways your Home may be causing your infertility

Sometimes, despite having no apparent health problems, you may find yourself dealing with infertility. It may be worthwhile to take a closer look at certain external factors that may be the reason behind your inability to conceive. One of them is the home you live in. Here are 5 things in your home that may be the reason behind your infertility: Soaps Antibacterial soap may be expert at eliminating germs, but it may also have an effect on your chances of conceiving. Apart from these, certain shampoos, dishwashing liquids, and certain toothpaste may contain triclosan – a chemical linked to the endocrine disruption that may play havoc with your hormones and interfere with your reproductive system. In men, triclosan can reduce sperm count. Make sure your household soaps are free from this substance. Canned Goods Hard plastics and those used to make microwave-safe food containers and water bottles may contain a chemical known as BPA or bisphenol A. It can also be found in the linings of aluminum cans. According to research, high levels of BPA in men’s urine can lower their sperm count. Even in women, those with twice as much BPA in their bloodstream had half as many viable eggs. Research has shown a link between BPA levels and polycystic ovary syndrome. Avoid
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19 February, 2018

5 Facts about smoking and infertility

Smoking is injurious to your health. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being. If you’re a smoker, you probably know that it can affect your fertility. In order to improve your chances of conceiving, it is important to quit smoking. Here are 5 facts about smoking and infertility that you should know: Smoking can cause infertility Those who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than non-smokers. If you’ve been smoking for many years or smoke many cigarettes per day, you are at an increased risk for fertility problems. Smoking spreads more than 7000 chemicals throughout your entire body and organs. This can cause fertility problems, such as : Problems with ovulation Genetic problems Damage to your reproductive organs Damage to eggs or premature menopause Increased risk of cancer and miscarriage When smokers take fertility treatments, they tend to take longer to get pregnant. They are also likely to give birth to babies with health problems. Secondhand smoke can affect your fertility If your partner is a smoker and you’re trying to get pregnant, encourage them to stop smoking. Secondhand smoke may expose you to toxic chemicals that affect your fertility. Experts say that secondhand smoke is as damaging to your fertility as smoking
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