Increasing Your Chances Of Having A Baby!

November 20, 2006

2929363525.jpgStress from work is the most common cause of infertility worldwide…thus the inability to conceive or get pregnant is becoming one problem that we never thought of as one.  We know of many married couples who have difficulty in conceiving such that after 1 year of unsuccessful pregnancies, they leave their jobs or resort to artificial means.  And yes…clinical practice involving artificial conception methods is becoming a booming business worldwide.  As an endocrinologist, two common conditions that are often blamed for infertility include uncontrolled blood sugar and thyroid diseases while the less common one includes- a prolactin producing tumor of the pituitary gland called prolactinoma.  They’re easy to treat as long as diagnosis is made.

Unknowingly for many… the infertility from not ovulating properly may actually just be simple lack of iron.  A new study by Harvard researchers offers great hope for these women.   This study intrigued me because this is the first study that looked at iron as the culprit.

Published in the November issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard researchers looked at data on more than 18,500 married, premenopausal women who were participating in the Nurses’ Health Study II and followed them for 8 years.

The clinical implication of the study iswomen who are trying to get pregnant should consider having greater amounts of iron in their diet from non-animal sources or from a  multivitamin supplement! 

It may be simple solution but it is a measure that is often not followed!  An iron pill a day to boost nutrition may be worth the wait.

Iron…A Simple Measure For A Lasting Bliss!

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4 Responses to “Increasing Your Chances Of Having A Baby!”

  1. maxim Says:

    On another hand Doctor, what would you consider as safe contraceptive options for men? Is vasectomy safe and would not alter sexual performance and libido?

  2. Doc Gerry Says:

    Hi Max… Vasectomy for me is the safest way for men to enjoy the pleasure of sex without the fear of having your wife get pregnant again. The only disadvantage of the procedure is that so far it can no longer be reversible. So vasectomy should be advised to stable married couples who no longer desire any children.

    With regard to sexual perfromance… no change except initially after the procdure due to psychological reasons but in reality… there should be no change at all since both the libido and the erection including ejaculation are not affected at all by the procedure.

  3. maxim Says:

    Thanks for the information Doctor. It is indeed an option worth considering.


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