As a wellness-oriented provider of health care, Dr. Smith is often asked what’s to blame for the rampant infertility rates. According to the British Medical Journal, “One in six couples have an unwanted delay in conception.” (BMJ 2003; 327:434-6.) Research indicated that women ages 35 to 39 conceive spontaneously at half the rate of women ages 19 to 26.
The good news is that approximately half of all couples who struggle with fertility will eventually conceive either spontaneously or by practicing relatively simple holistic options.
For instance, preliminary research indicates that chiropractic care may help correct fertility problems. Although it may not be a direct treatment for infertility, care from Dr. Smith may alleviate several risk factors.
In addition to chiropractic care, consider the following:
Simply learning about her cycle may dramatically boost a woman’s odds of getting pregnant.
Obesity is a major cause of infertility in both men and women. On the other hand, being excessively underweight may also cause fertility problems.
Emotional stress in a major cause of infertility, and struggling with infertility can cause stress. Investigate stress-reduction techniques such as meditation and Tai Chi.
A variety of medications are linked with fertility problems.
Acupuncture has been shown to boost fertility.
Women who consume full-fat dairy products (as opposed to low-fat or fat-free products) has an easier time getting pregnant.
Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Educator