- Infertility in women - common causes
- Male infertility - common causes
- Infertility as a consequence of improper lifestyle
- Lifestyle change- a major step towards parenthood
- Know your fertility window
- Understanding fertility plan at Dyumna
- Normal reports – still no success?
- Boost your ovulation
- The endeavour of sperm
- Create a friendly environment for sperm
- Prepare your womb
- Help your baby take its first step
- You are not to be blamed for infertility
- Positivity matters!
- De-stress yourselves - Help positivity win!
Ovulation issues– Many factors like PCOS, stress, improper life style, obesity, certain illnesses like thyroid dysfunction, diabetes can affect the ovulatory cycles causing anovulation (lack of ovulation) or poor health of the egg.
Patency of fallopian tubes– As fallopian tubes is the site where the egg and sperm meet during conception it becomes a mandatory factor for the fallopian tubes to be patent.
Tubal blockage or scarring can occur due to some conditions such as-
- Previous history of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
- Pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Compression of fallopian tubes due to fibroids.
- Certain infections such as appendicitis or colitis.
Along with the patency of fallopian tubes, proper peristaltic movements of the fallopian tubes is necessary to transport the sperm and egg before conception and also to transport the zygote towards uterus after conception.
Uterine factors – After the conception takes place in the fallopian tube, the embryo travels to the uterus where it gets embedded in the uterine lining called endometrium. This process is termed as implantation and is of utmost importance for the survival and growth of the embryo.
Health of cervix– Cervix is the opening of the uterus through which the sperms gain entry into the uterus. Narrowing of the cervix (cervical stenosis), cervical infections and abnormal cervical mucus can hamper the survival of sperms, thus preventing them from reaching the eggs.
These conditions may also affect the quality of sperms making it more difficult for the sperm to penetrate the egg.
Conditions of vagina– Vagina is the part of female genital tract where journey of the sperms begin in the female body. Vaginal infections can affect the quantity as well as quality of sperms.
Vaginismus is a condition which leads to failure of copulation or painful copulation. This condition occurs due to involuntary contraction of muscles around the opening of vagina.
Some more causes-
1) Age- Quality of eggs declines considerably after the age of 35. Good quality of egg is one of the basic factors for conception to occur.
2) Being overweight or underweight and improper nutrition can cause disturbances in the hormonal cycle leading to infertility.
3) Disorders such as thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, chronic liver and kidney diseases can impair fertility as well.
4) Improper lifestyle- This has become a major concern and includes factors such as wrong food habits, mental stress, lack of exercise, indulgence in alcohol and smoking.
Fertility can be hampered by certain factors. Some particular factors can cause problem in the male partner leading to infertility.
Low sperm production, less motility of sperms, abnormal morphology of sperms lessens the chances of fertility. These in turn may be caused due to different reasons such as:
- Hormonal imbalance.
- Difficulties during copulation like erectile dysfunction, painful intercourse, premature ejaculation, retrograde ejaculation where the semen enters urinary bladder instead of emerging out of the penis.
- Blockages in the tubes delivering the sperm can be the causative factor of male infertility.
- Injuries to the scrotal and testicular region can lead to defect in sperm production.
- Undescended testes- Normally the testes descend from the abdominal cavity in the scrotum by the sixth month of fetal life. If the testis/testes remain undescended after birth and also unaddressed by medical intervention the condition can lead to infertility.
- Varicocele – This is a condition where the normal blood supply to testicular region is altered. This in turn increases the local temperature further affecting sperm production.
- Mental stress, psychological or relationship issues that interfere with sex can adversely affect fertility.
- Surgery- Male infertility can sometimes result due to complications of surgery of organs like urinary bladder, prostate, urethra, testes, scrotum and inguinal hernia repair.
- Mumps after puberty – Contracting mumps after puberty can affect a man’s ability of sperm production.
- Medical conditions – Some medical conditions like diabetes, testicular cancer, celiac disease, obesity can be the underlying causes of male infertility.
- Improper lifestyle – this is a prime factor inducing numerous disorders, infertility being one of them. It includes many factors such as improper diet, lack of exercise, indulgence in alcohol, mental stress and more.
Improper lifestyle hampers the mind and body metabolism at many levels causing numerous disorders, infertility being one of them.
Sedentary work profile, wrong food choices and lack of exercise all together lead to obesity. In females obesity can lead to PCOS, diabetes, metabolic syndrome & in turn have negative effects on the ovulatory cycles. There is now emerging evidence that male obesity impacts negatively on male reproductive potential by reducing the sperm quality.
Proper sound sleep is absolutely necessary for the overall functioning of mind and body. Sleep also helps regulate our hormones & repair damaged cells. Sleep deprivation due to erratic life style can take its toll on fertility.
While doctors may not know the exact links between stress & infertility, a series of studies shows the impact is hard to ignore.
The diagnosis of infertility and the treatment schedules together themselves cause a tremendous amount of emotional turmoil in the couples facing infertility.
Most recent research has documented that measures taken to lower the stress factor in infertile couples does show a significant increase in pregnancy rates.
Healthy diet and further its proper digestion, absorption and assimilation promotes health and reproductive system is a part of the complete metabolism.The food that we consume affects the health of the sperm and egg and also production of the hormones. Hence wrong food habits like incorrect food choices, irregular timings of diet can hamper the body metabolism and in turn affect fertility.
Regular exercise in proper amounts is necessary to keep the body metabolism at normal levels. It also helps to boost fertility. Intense exercise on the contrary can lead to issues such as anovulation.
Man definitely has made super progress since the pre historic period which has helped him achieve great heights at different levels.
With due respect to all the progress in various fields it is so very important to consider the basic fact that humans are an inherent part of nature with a complex biological system within them.
It is obligatory to take care of this biological system for its smooth functioning in the same manner as we do of our machines & equipments such as computers, phones, vehicles, the list being extensive. This care should be taken regularly, per day and hence the importance of appropriate lifestyle.
So basically what we do & how we spend our day, every day make up our lifestyle. It comprises of our daily habits.
Food habits: A man is what he eats. After consumption of food it has to be properly digested for its absorption in the body. It is then carried to each and every cell of our body for its every day functioning. Our food habits hence impact every organ, every system of our body. It becomes our foremost duty to be extremely watchful about what we eat so as to be good friends with our own system.
How much we eat and when we eat are also equally important factors that influence our everyday functioning.
Regular timings of meal – preferably breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner would be ideal.
Along with the nutrition values of food it is utmost important to consider the digestion factor related to it. By this it means that the food will be able to provide the expected nutrition only when it gets properly digested and absorbed in your body. So it is important to make your food choices considering the nutritional aspect as well as the ‘digestion’ aspect. Hence the importance of fresh, cooked food. Remove junk from your diet and choose health.
At Dyumna Women’s clinic we provide a detail list of Do’s and Don’ts to help you with your food choices. This helps in changing you to a healthier you which a very important step towards achieving your goal of parenthood.
Exercise: To boost your fertility you need to boost your metabolism. Regular exercise is a definite tool for it. It helps to balance the hormones in your body. Proper exercise has proved to be efficient in managing PCOS and improve ovulation.
Exercise of course helps to control obesity which can otherwise hamper the quality of sperms.
Very important – Exercise should be regular and adequate. Extensive exercise can inversely affect fertility and has shown to create issues like anovulation.
Yogasanas: This can be termed as an exercise which benefits the metabolism of body as well as mind. Balancing the body in various postures helps to stimulate the functioning of different organs and promote the normal physiological function. It also helps to improve the focus of mind and gain self-control. Studies show that regular practice of Yogasanas helps to improve metabolism, boost fertility and in turn acquire good quality of life.
Pranayam and meditation
This simply is a boon to mankind! Stress, as we all know has become inherent part of our lives. Stress and negativity affect our physical and mental health at deeper levels than one can imagine. Do we have a solution to this challenge? Yes definitely, in the form of Pranayam and meditation. Pranayam includes different breathing techniques which help to create stability of mind and gradually helps us become and stay calm. It also aids in acquiring normalcy at physiological aspects such as maintaining endocrinological balance. Meditation is the further step of Pranayam which yields finer results. A person shielded with the positive benefits of Pranayam and meditation becomes much more capable of facing the challenges in everyday life, infertility treatment being no exception to it. This in turn helps to facilitate the treatment outcome as well.
Sleep: Proper sound sleep is extremely essential to maintain normal physiology of mind and body including the balance of hormones. Staying away from electronic gadgets and meditating for at least 10-15 minutes before bed time helps to promote sound sleep and a fresh mind to greet the very good morning!
Suppression of natural urges:
You might find this new, but Ayurved has efficiently stated the ill effects of suppressing natural urges like hunger, thirst, urination, defecation and more.
Suppressing these natural habits has become a routine due to erratic work timings, sometimes unhygienic conditions or mere laziness.
These habits do take their toll on health anyways. Chronic habit of suppression of hunger, for e. g. affects the digestive metabolism leading to poor cellular metabolism of different body systems.
It has been proved that suppression of urination as a chronic habit can lead to recurrent urinary infections and can lead to serious ailments related to the urinary system.
Timely tending to all calls of nature is a very important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This also helps prevent the possible ill effects on the functioning of reproductive system and hence fertility.
Conception, though a natural process, expects certain factors to be at optimum levels. In case of a female partner, ovulation is one of the important factors necessary.
A normal menstrual cycle ranges between about 28 days to 32 days. Your ovary releases an egg every month around 12th to 16th day of your menstrual cycle. This release of egg is termed as ovulation.
The egg thus released travels through the respective fallopian tube where it is met by the sperm during the process of conception. The egg lives for 12 -24 hours after leaving the ovary.
The lifespan of a sperm inside the female body after copulation is around 5 days
under normal circumstances of female genital tract as well as health of sperm.
The most fertile day of a woman is the day of ovulation and also about 5 days before the day of ovulation considering the life span of the egg (12-24 hours) and sperm (about 5 days).
This, particular period is also known as the ‘Fertility Window’ during which copulation should occur for conception to take place.
Having a baby adds a new dimension to life. It may not be a smooth process for some people though. That does not mean the issue cannot be solved. It needs to be addressed from all minute aspects with complete integrity.
At Dyumna Women’s clinic we form a treatment strategy for our patients which has a very broad aspect.
Why a broad aspect and how?
Your reproductive system is basically a part of your complete biological system. So, focusing only on the functioning of your reproductive system may not yield the desired results. Improving the complete body metabolism definitely has a positive effect on your reproductive health, especially your ovulation pattern as well as the production of sperms in males. So we include the boosting of your complete metabolism in our treatment plan.
For conception to occur all necessary factors need to be at their best level to aid this process. (For detail information please refer our topic ‘Normal reports – still no success?.’) To mention in short, an ideal ovulation pattern, good endometrial thickness, optimum conditions of your vagina, cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes –all matters. Similarly, along with the count of sperms, their vitality, speed and normal structure – all factors impact the male fertility. Our treatment strategy includes plans for both the partners to address all these factors.
We lay a lot of emphasis on your lifestyle and help you manage the same by offering guidance at the level of your diet, exercise, sleep, Pranayam(breathing techniques) and meditation. These lifestyle changes are very much essential to boost your fertility at different levels. Research has led to the conclusion that wrong lifestyle is one of the leading causes of infertility. It is extremely important to maintain a correct lifestyle not only to boost your fertility, but to maintain a good quality of life.
Many a times it so happens that in spite of all other factors being normal, mental stress and negative mind-set causes difficulty in conceiving. We help you overcome your stress and build a bright, positive mind-set. For this we offer help in various forms. Our rasayanas are highly potent herbo-mineral preparations acting at minute levels in your body and mind thus enhancing the functioning at both levels. Certain specialised techniques such as Shirodhara lead to lower the stress at an outstanding level. Pranayam (breathing techniques) and meditation have proven results on decreasing stress levels and boosting positivity.
We believe in personal care. Our treatment strategy includes personalized medicines which are prescribed as per the body metabolism and the fertility factor needed to be addressed if any as per every individual. Our Rasayanas are highly potent medicines that act on body as well as mind, correcting metabolism at cellular level.
Specialized procedures performed under aseptic conditions are highly efficacious at different levels such as increasing the size of follicles during ovulation, causing the rupture of follicle in correct time frame, having good endometrial growth, treating infections of vagina, cervix, uterus, Fallopian tubes and clearing tubal blockages.
They also help to maintain the correct pH values at the region of vagina and cervix to enhance the activities of sperm. Certain detoxification procedures are performed in both partners to enhance their complete metabolism.
Specialized procedures include
- Yonidhavan– Vaginal canal is rinsed with medicated decoctions.
- Yonipichu – A sterile medicated tampon is placed in the vagina.
- Uttarbasti – Instillation of medicines in the uterus under aseptic conditions.
- Basti – A detoxification process to correct and boost the metabolism in both partners. Medicated oils or decoctions are instilled via anal route.
- Shirodhara – A gentle continuous stream of medicated oils is held over the forehead for about 45 minutes.
- Nasya – Instillation of medicines via nostrils.
- Virechan– A detoxification process wherein purgation is implied with pre-processes and post procedure care.
During the term of treatment at Dyumna women’s clinic investigations are repeated to assess the progress of factors indicated in particular patients. Thus progress is assessed at various levels such as increase in follicle size, rupture of follicle, endometrial thickness, clearance of tubal blockage, infections of the reproductive system. Semen analysis is repeated in male partners to assess progress related to the count, speed and morphology of sperms. We also focus on other factors such as thyroid functioning, diabetes, obesity which can interfere with the fertility of male and female partners.
This overall broad aspect of treatment plan aids in correcting the known factors hampering fertility. It also helps to show a way forward where in conception does not occur in spite of all known factors being normal.
Prime factors necessary for conception.
Getting pregnant can sometimes have hurdles like anovulatory cycles, inadequate lining of endometrium, blocked fallopian tube in females or males may encounter issues related to sperm count or quality or any other factors such as varicocele. Journey towards conception does have a direction in such scenario when it comes to correction factors. But sometimes it so occurs that in spite of all the said criteria needed for pregnancy being normal, conception does not take place. The questions arising subsequently are – ‘Why? What is the way forward?’
The solution lies in addressing the minute details involved in the obviously simple seeming process of conception. Ayurved has broadly classified these minute details into four basic categories
- Optimum functioning of the female reproductive system has been addressed as ‘Kshetra’ i.e. the area or region where conception takes place as well as the complete growth of your baby takes place during the gestational period.
Health of all parts of the female reproductive system hence matters. The vagina and cervix should be completely healthy and devoid of slightest infections or inflammations. They should have the correct pH values of secretions as well.
Normal shape, size and cavity of uterus is necessary for conception to occur. fibroids may sometimes intervene in the natural process of conception or implantation. Sometimes the immune system of the female may act against the sperms destroying them before they reach the ovum. Infections of any kind can hinder the activities of sperms as well. Your uterus should also be able to provide a proper bed for your baby in the form of optimum endometrium.
Fallopian tube is the actual location where the egg and sperm meet to create new life. After ovulation the egg traverses certain part of the Fallopian tube and waits in anticipation of the possibility of being fertilised by a sperm.The sperm, on the other hand travels up to the egg from other end of the Fallopian tube through the uterus.
After conception takes place the newly formed form of your baby needs to travel to the uterus for its further development. All these actions need a good support from the fallopian tubes. They help these actions through the fluid secreted by their inner lining as well as by the push given by the movements of their muscles. Ideal conditions of the fallopian tubes are thus mandatory for the creation of new life.
Ovaries have their own significance as they are the creators of ovum which in turn merges with the sperm to form the first cell of your baby. It is not sufficient for ovulation to occur, but the health of the ovum formed matters as well if it has to be successful in creating a new life.
- Reproductive systems of both the partners are important factors related to fertility. But the point to take heed is, they are not the only factors responsible for fertility. Human body has a complex networking comprising of different organs and systems having their own ways of functioning, but still influencing each other’s functioning at the same time.
So it is very important for the complete metabolism to be functioning at optimum level, especially the digestive system. Ayurved has described the physiology of digestion not only at the level of digestive system, but at minute cellular levels as well. Digestion at cellular level impacts the functioning of different organs and systems including the reproductive system.
The mindset of a person is also very closely related to the functioning of the digestive system. A healthy system leads to good vigour and positivity of mind which enhances the fertility as well as the treatment outcomes.
All this aspect and a much deeper aspect is considered under the factor ‘Ambu’ by Ayurved. It refers to the fine form of the food formed after proper digestion.
- Conception occurs when the sperm and ovum merge with each other in the fallopian tube. Is only the merging of ovum and sperm enough to generate a new life? If so why does not every attempt of IVF succeed where this process is directly, mechanically carried out. This definitely indicates there are other factors necessary for conception to occur apart from mere merging of ovum and sperm.
A prime factor amongst them is the quality of ovum and sperm. In nature too we observe that not every seed sown germinates and grows into a plant. Along with other factors such as good soil, water and sunlight, the quality of the seed matters the most if it has to germinate and create life. This very principle is applicable to the ovum and sperm if they are to lead to creation of life. We should not forget; humans are but a part of this nature.
When the sperm finally meets the ovum, may it be in the fallopian tube or in a petri dish as in the case of IVF; there are few steps mandatory to occur which can further lead to actual conception. The head of the sperm has to release some chemicals which can break the outer covering of the ovum so that it can then actually merge with the ovum to form the tiniest form of your baby. Also, after the conception has thus actually occurred, this tiny form of your baby has to survive on its own for about a week until it gets embedded in the warm comfort of your womb where it will get its further nourishment through placenta.
All these processes are very much dependant on the respective qualities of both, the sperm as well as the ovum. This very important point is addressed by Ayurved under the category of ‘beej’ meaning the seed.
- Yet another factor emphasised by Ayurved which has been actually mentioned as the first factor is ‘Rutu’. Rutu here signifies different meanings related to the time frame. One is the ‘fertility window’. Your ovary releases an egg every month, generally around 12th to 16th day of your menstrual cycle. It can survive in your fallopian tube for about 12 to 24 hours. A sperm, on the other hand can survive in the uterus for about 4-5 days after copulation. So it is very important for copulation to happen in this time frame of 4-5 days before ovulation. This time frame is termed as the fertility window.
Another aspect of the time frame is your age. Even though your ovaries may release an egg per month until menopause, the quality of the egg does deteriorate rapidly after the age of about 33 to 35 yrs. Ayurved has hence laid great importance on the age factor related to conception. Research has lead to the conclusion that the quality of ovum does deteriorate with age which can be gathered from the value of AMH that is Anti Mullerian hormone.
Planning for a baby in itself is amazing. Just the thought of welcoming the new member in the family is so very joyful! As we all know conception is a natural process in which basically the sperm and ovum meet in the fallopian tube to form the first cell of your baby known as zygote. Amongst the different factors imperative for conception ‘ovum’ or the female egg cell of course has its own significance.
Your ovary releases an egg each month in a process known as ovulation. Robust health of the ovum is necessary for conception to occur. Good size and health of this egg cell is a must for conception to occur. After conception the zygote which is later termed as embryo travels through the fallopian tube and enters the uterus. Here it gets embedded in the inner lining of the uterus known as endometrium. This process of getting embedded is termed as implantation where the formation of placenta begins. Placenta is a structure which provides nutrition to your baby throughout the gestational period.
The point to be highlighted here is that the process of implantation takes place about a week after conception. If placenta is the structure which provides nutrition during pregnancy, how does the embryo manage to survive in its first week of gestation before the formation of placenta?
Here comes the importance of health of the egg cell (ovum). The basic nutrition needed for your baby in its first week is provided through the egg cell. Amongst different reasons for pregnancy loss this is a very basic one where the pregnancy may be lost as early as before implantation and this factor may go unnoticed.
At Dyumna Women’s clinic we definitely do consider the known diagnosed factors causing infertility in a couple. Along with it we take extra care to boost the quality of ovum as well.
So basically if you are having any problems related to ovulation like having difficulty to increase the size of your follicle or difficulty in causing rupture of the follicle to release the egg, we have planned approaches for the same. After the initiation of treatment, we regularly monitor the ovulation cycles to check the progress.
Along with the known cause our treatment protocol helps to boost the health of your egg cell as well, taking extra care for your dream to come true.
The sperm and ovum meet in the fallopian tube and yes, the miracle occurs – a new life is formed! As simple a process it seems from this one sentence, it is far much different from being simple. The journey of the sperm from the vagina up to the fallopian tube itself is a huge challenge for the sperm. This is an important reason why nature creates millions of them where as only a single sperm is sufficient to actually achieve the goal. After its entry in the vagina at the time of copulation the sperm has to encounter various hurdles to actually become successful.
The race begins- millions of sperms enter the vaginal canal and actually start racing up for life towards the cervix which is the opening of your uterus. But alas- for many of them the race ends even before it has begun. The natural secretions from your vagina are acidic to protect your body from any harmful organisms that can enter via this route.But this natural guarding system at times can also be hazardous for the sperms which need an alkaline environment for their survival. The sperms who are real fast swimmers can race up to the cervix surviving the acidic environment of the vagina.
Once they reach the cervix, they are in a relatively safe zone. The natural secretions of the cervix are meant to be welcoming for the sperm at the time when you are ovulating. So basically your body provides an easier pathway for the sperm during your fertility window. But again in case of unfriendly circumstances such as infections or erosions of the cervix or thick mucous at the cervix, the task of entering the uterus becomes very strenuous for the sperms and many of them end their lives at this stage. So the vitality of the sperms as well as healthy conditions of the cervix count the most at this stage.
By the time the sperms enter your uterus they have significantly reduced in number. Once they have gained access to the uterus the next important task is to proceed to the correct fallopian tube on the side where your ovary will be releasing the egg this month.
How does the sperm know this? The ovum is also eager to meet the sperm and hence sends signals so that the sperm can pick up the right track and move towards the correct fallopian tube. The stronger the abilities of the ovum and sperm to send and to receive the signals, brighter the chances of their meeting. In spite of this, some sperms not capable enough, do loose track and their journey becomes unsuccessful.
Additionally, unfriendly conditions in the uterus such as infections or cells acting against the sperms can further reduce the number of sperms.
Finally, when the sperms reach the correct fallopian tube they are now reduced from millions to tens. They still have to find the ovum in the fallopian tube by pushing themselves through the secretions and motions of tiny hair lining the inner surface of the tube. Healthy secretions and good gentle push by the muscles of your fallopian tube does help them move forward.
Once the winner finally meets the ovum the job is almost done, but not completely done. The sperm needs to break the covering of your ovum with the help of some chemicals it carries on its head. Once this is done, can it actually merge with the ovum and yes, now the miracle has occurred.
The story of the sperm’s endeavour speaks about the importance of vitality of the sperms as well as health and hygiene of your system from vagina to the fallopian tube. These minute factors need to be addressed well to ensure turning your dream to reality.
The joyful journey of your baby begins with the formation of its first cell when the ovum and sperm meet in the fallopian tube. For this to occur the sperm has to successfully traverse the path from the vagina up to the fallopian tube and fuse with the ovum. This path of few centimetres, though seems so very small may not be an easy expedition for the tiny sperm. This is the very reason why millions of sperms are released in the vagina during copulation out of which generally only a single sperm wins the race to actually meet up with the ovum.
After its entry through the vagina, reaching the ovum is not the only goal of the sperm. On its way for it’s date with the ovum, the sperm also has to prepare itself for the date. That is, it has to complete its process of maturation on it’s way so as to be successful in impressing its date, the ovum so that it can actually fuse with it to form the zygote.
So basically, reaching the ovum and completing its own process of maturation are the targets for the sperm after its entry in the vaginal canal.
Its site of entry that is vagina has natural secretions which are acidic in nature for prevention from organisms causing infections. Many sperms end their journey at the very beginning due to these secretions. Any kinds of vaginal infections or more than natural acidic conditions can destroy the sperms in larger quantities.
Second hinderance for the sperms can occur at the cervix, that is the mouth of the uterus. About 5 days before ovulation the mucus secreted at the cervix is highly hydrated to allow proper entry of the sperms for fertilization. Due to some disturbances this mucus can get very thick in the fertile window disallowing the entry of sperms into the uterus & ultimately stopping fertilization.
Sperms which successfully gain access to the uterine cavity are aided by the contractions of uterine walls in their movement towards the fallopian tube. If these contractions are insufficient it may affect the speed of the sperms. It is also important that environment in the cavity of uterus should be hospitable and not hostile for the sperms to survive.
From here the sperms march towards their final destination, the fallopian tube. The crux here is that they should choose the correct tube where the egg will be released. Here the ovum takes a step forward and sends signal towards its prospective date so that the eligible candidates can move in the right direction. So the importance of good quality of ovum is once again marked.
Good environment inside the tubes actually helps the sperms to survive until fertilization and help them to get ready to be able to fuse with the ovum at the time of the much awaited date. Muscular contractions of the fallopian tube also help in the movements of sperms.
So basically the sperms need a very friendly and hospitable environment en route at every junction in female body. At “Dyumna Women’s clinic”, we address these necessities with the aid of specialised procedures and personalised medicines. We try our level best to attend the minute details needed to traverse the ray of hope towards actual sunshine!
Prepare your womb to welcome the miniature form of your baby
Planning for a baby is a big decision which comes with mixed feelings of joy, anxiety, excitement. This plan sometimes may not work out as per ones’ expectations. Conceiving can be difficult for some couples due to various reasons. Important aspect is to address the clearly known factors as well as to boost the metabolism of both partners to rejuvenate the reproductive health systems and enhance its functioning.
The journey of sperm towards the egg and formation of the first cell of your baby in itself is an enchanting process. Though the journey of the sperm ends here, the wonderful journey of your baby just begins.
The first cell of your body starts dividing at a rapid rate after conception and gradually forms the embryo, simultaneously propelling through the fallopian tube to reach the uterus. This process takes about a week after conception.
After reaching the uterus, the embryo gets embedded in the inner lining of the uterus known as endometrium. This process of embedding is termed as implantation and is vital for the survival of the embryo. This is because formation of placenta begins after implantation and placenta is the structure that provides nutrition to your baby throughout the gestational period.
So basically implantation is the prime requisite after conception for further development of your baby.
After the embryo reaches the uterine cavity the important factor necessary for its implantation is a snug and cosy bed where it can comfortably rest upon. This comfortable bed is formed by the endometrial lining of your womb. It is hence required that the endometrium should be of optimum thickness required for the embryo to get embedded in and should have a generous blood supply. It is only under these conditions that the process of implantation is possible.
At Dyumna Women’s clinic we have specialised treatment procedures to take care of this aspect. According to our treatment protocol we study your previous ovulation studies as well as get a recent one done.
Accordingly, personalised treatment plans are made to address the required factors. Many aspiring mothers have this issue of having poor endometrial growth during the fertility window leading to infertility.
With our well-Studied and practised treatment approach we help you to prepare a good comfortable bed within your womb to receive the miniature form of your baby.
Help the Zygote to propel towards uterus for implantation.
After the adventurous journey of the sperm and the complete meeting up of sperm and ovum the miracle has finally took place – conception has occurred, the first cell of your baby has come to life. Now it is time to help this miniature form of your baby which is termed as zygote by the scientific community to take its first step towards survival and growth. This zygote now needs to move forward from the fallopian tube towards the uterus where it will get embedded in the inner lining of uterus for its further growth and maturation. This happens through the placenta which forms in the innermost lining of uterus after implantation of the zygote.
What helps the zygote to move forward from the fallopian tube towards the uterus? The inner lining of the fallopian tube has fine hair like structures called ‘cilia’. The swaying motions of these hair like structures along with the gentle push given by the fallopian tubes through the contraction of its muscles help the zygote to glide towards the uterus for its exciting endeavour.
Along with these movements there is one more way in which the fallopian tube helps the zygote to reach towards its destination. The inner lining of the tube also gives off secretions that help to transport the zygote towards the uterus.
Unfortunately, sometimes it can so occur that the zygote does not receive proper help to move towards its destined place that is uterus. This can happen due to inadequate support from the fallopian tube either in the gliding movement or the secretions provided or both factors being insufficient for the zygote to reach towards its first goal for survival. This can lead to pregnancy loss in spite of successful conception.
How do we address this factor? As for the other minute details, we do consider this aspect as well in our treatment protocol at Dyumna Women’s clinic.
We have designed specialised treatment techniques which aid in rejuvenation of the female genital path. This helps in creating hospitable environment for the sperm and help facilitate the happenings after conception. This includes apt movements of the fallopian tubes and their secretions to help the zygote to achieve its first goal to reach the uterus.
Your dream is precious. Let us take every step possible to make it come true!
Infertility can many a times lead to a lowered self-esteem more than anything else. Conception being a natural phenomenon, the common thought process that starts to build up is, why am I not able to conceive when so many people around me are being successful so easily? Is this destined? May be I don’t deserve it. So on and on.
First and foremost point dear friends is, it is okay to have this kind of difficulty and it’s not a thing to be ashamed of.
So many people have different types of medical conditions where they need to seek help. Infertility also needs to be analysed correctly and right actions taken accordingly do lead to a very good success rate.
It is very important to basically accept the fact that there is some difficulty in conceiving rather than resisting the fact with ‘Why’.
Accepting the situation with an open mind helps to create clarity of thoughts and to approach towards finding solutions with a positive attitude.
This positive attitude itself forms a strong base for the treatment platform lowering the stress factor to a great extent.
To remain calm and stable while confronting difficulties is not an easy task. Specially when it comes to such a sensitive matter as having problem in conceiving a baby, it can come as a huge blow. It sure is a very tough reality to accept. This happens to be the darker side of the coin. Can we make an effort to flip the coin to see the brighter side? Does it help? Beyond a shadow of doubt; it does help!
Basically the diagnosis of infertility brings in lot of negative emotions and this in turn builds up the much unwanted stress. This stress takes its toll by creating negative effects on mind and body mechanism. This can influence the balance of the hormonal cycle as well. In addition to this, the treatment outcomes are also affected by extreme stress.
The prudent approach is to accept the situation in the first place. This itself gives a lot of stability to the mind to seek for the possible solutions.
Your positive approach means a lot! It means a lot not only to yourselves, but to your doctors as well. It not only gives a strong boost towards the consequences of the treatment plan, it also helps to strengthen the bond between you and your partner.
Positivity reflects from your body language. Believe it or not, it certainly helps to deal with the social aspects related to infertility – may it be the exceeding advices or sometimes the disturbing words.
Altogether these aspects aid in improving your confidence and conviction towards conceiving your baby.
So please do take that extra step forward. There ARE ways to create and spread positivity!
Easier said than done. This is what comes to mind when it comes to relieving oneself form stress. True. But again, if at all anyone can have control over our thoughts there is no better person than self. The question again is, how?
The gist of creating positivity lies basically in not trying to avoid the negative thoughts. Rather than resisting the negativity it is easier to seek positivity. Just try to bring positive thoughts in your mind. When you keep on doing this over a period of time the negativity slowly and gradually slips out of our mind and what remains is a strong, positive and calm mind.
Yes, there are ways to help us achieve this positive state of mind and help ourselves attain the peace that we deserve.
Practicing various asanas, that is balanced body postures has been proven to correct the body metabolism as well as boost the mental health.
Pranayam and meditation
Studies conducted globally show the efficacy of Pranayam (breathing techniques) and meditation to have extremely positive effects on your mind as well as body. Latest conference held at Chicago in Nov. 2017 on ‘holistic approach towards treating cancer patients’ highlighted on the efficacy of these techniques in achieving positive results.
Indulgence in hobbies
There is always some good thing for every person which helps one to feel happy doing it. If you already do not know it, find it. It can be anything – music, reading, photography, nature, dance- just anything. Spending some time for yourself, your hobbies can create a huge difference in overall stability of your mind.
It’s true, you need ‘time’ to do any or all activities like Yogasanas, meditation,Pranayam, hobby indulgence and ‘time’ is one thing which can be more expensive than anything else. But if you honestly and carefully ponder over it, is your ‘time’ really more important than ‘yourself’, your health?
If you do not find ‘time’ for your health today, may be you will not have ‘time’ for anything else tomorrow.
De-stressing yourself is equally important as any other treatment modality when it comes to infertility as well. Do help yourself and help positivity win.