Being in peak health is one of the best things you can do to increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Below are some specific ways to assess if you’re fertile enough for pregnancy, as well as how to test for infertility and ways a holistic and functional fertility specialist could help.

How To Assess If You’re Fertile Enough For Pregnancy

Your Cycles are Regular

Having a regular menstrual cycle is a good sign that you could be fertile enough to conceive since this is a sign of consistent ovulation. A cycle length of between 28 to 35 days is considered normal, so if your cycle falls within this range and is consistent each month, it’s a strong indicator of regular ovulation. 

You Live a Generally Healthy Lifestyle 

Being significantly underweight or overweight can affect your menstrual cycle and make it difficult to conceive. Try to maintain a healthy weight and aim for a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and healthy fats. If you aren’t already, consider also limiting caffeine and alcohol since both of these can impact fertility.
Exercising daily, even if it’s just going on a 30-minute walk, can improve your overall health, increase blood flow to reproductive organs, reduce stress, and potentially improve your chances of being fertile.

You Don’t Smoke

Smoking can affect your fertility (including the fertility of your partner) by reducing the quality of eggs and sperm and potentially advancing the age of menopause. 

You Know How To Manage Stress

Knowing how to manage stress properly can be helpful when trying to conceive. This is because chronic stress can affect the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates hormones necessary for ovulation. If you have healthy ways of dealing with stress, such as exercising, journaling, positive self-talk, going to therapy, or just knowing how to relax and healthily unwind (among other things), it could positively impact your fertility. 

You Don’t Have Any Major Reproductive Complications

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, endometriosis, and other conditions can impact your fertility. Being free from any major reproductive complications or managing them increases your chances of conceiving. It’s important to have regular check-ups with a fertility specialist to address any potential issues so that your body is ready to become pregnant and carry to term.

You’ve Addressed Any Underlying Health Issues

Thyroid disorders, obesity, and unmanaged celiac disease are a few examples of conditions that can affect your fertility, making it important to address any underlying health issues. If you’ve been unable to conceive and it’s been more than 12 months (or after 6 months if you’re older than 35), a fertility specialist can help identify and address any health conditions that could potentially be causing your infertility. 

Speak with a Functional and Holistic Fertility Specialist

If you’ve been struggling with becoming pregnant, functional and holistic medicine might be the solution you need to address and treat your infertility. The treatment methods are completely natural and utilize a whole-person approach that takes into account the role your physical, mental, and emotional health plays in your overall health and fertility. 
Treatment with a functional and holistic fertility specialist will typically involve a combination of nutritional therapy (oral or IV), neural therapy, herbs, minerals, peptides, coaching and education, and ongoing support to ensure you’re correctly following the treatment plan. 
The exact approach to treatment will vary for each person based on their specific needs and situation. 

Can I Test For Infertility?

There are a few different types of medical examinations and evaluations that a fertility specialist can conduct to test for infertility. These include:
  • Pelvic exams to identify any physical issues that could be contributing to infertility
  • Blood tests to assess hormone levels in both partners (for women these can include testing for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen, and progesterone)
  • Receiving a functional and holistic assessment (taking into account not only your physical health but also your emotional and mental health)
  • Tracking ovulation through blood tests to monitor basal body temperature and cervical mucus changes
  • Ultrasounds can sometimes be performed to check for structural abnormalities in the reproductive organs
  • Semen analysis to evaluate sperm count and size and shape of sperm
Further diagnostic procedures might be recommended. These can include hysterosalpingography (HSG) to check for blockages in the fallopian tubes or laparoscopy to investigate issues like endometriosis. Based on the results of the assessments, your fertility specialist will develop a personalized treatment plan. This might involve lifestyle changes, supplements, peptides, coaching and education, neural therapy, and more.

What are the Possible Causes of Infertility?

There are many symptoms and/or conditions that can contribute to infertility. When the underlying health issue is identified, functional and holistic fertility treatments can effectively address it.
  • Endometriosis
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Digestive issues
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Dryness of the vaginal area
  • Chronic issues
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Absence of ovulation
  • Insulin resistance
  • Undiagnosed thyroid dysfunctions
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Cortisol Imbalance
  • Gut Infections
  • Vaginal infections
  • Low sperm count
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Low testosterone

Functional Infertility Treatment with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in functional medicine for fertility issues. Dr. Marina Yuabova and her compassionate team treat infertility with natural treatments that work in harmony with your body. We approach infertility by combining functional medicine with quantum energy and quantum diagnostics, which are turned into healing energies. All of our treatments are natural and are tailored to your body’s specific needs. If the body is having a difficult time becoming pregnant, there is a specific underlying issue that first should be addressed. Once that issue is resolved, then the body can be ready to become pregnant. 
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