1 in 6 couples in Canada struggle with infertility (ABC Health & Wellbeing). Research shows that negative psychological states can be devastating for fertility and those women who suffer from stress and depression may be less likely to get pregnant. [Domar, "Fertility and Sterility"]
Until now western reproductive medicine has maintained that aging and egg quality is an irreversible process. A new study from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto on Co Q 10 and egg quality, presented at the Canadian Fertility and Andrology 2011 conference, suggests that it may be possible to improve egg quality and slow down the aging process. At this point, the study has just been done on mice but researchers feel the work looks promising and are about to launch a study in humans.
Up to 50 % of infertile couples are turning to alternative therapies such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help boost their chances of conceiving and managing the stress that struggling with infertility creates Health and Wellness
A recent study from the Adelaide University titled "Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Management of Female Infertility: A Systematic Review" found that that "Chinese herbal therapy improved pregnancy rates as much as 2-fold in just a 4-month period in comparison with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF."
There’s been a lot in the news lately about how female fertility declines dramatically after the women turn 35.
Of course age matters and if you’re in your 20’s or early 30’s and wondering if now’s the time to expand your family, don’t wait.