Female Infertility

Female infertility is a common occurrence these days. Many women are having trouble getting pregnant. There are many causes of female infertility, but still yet a lot of infertility issues are unexplained. Stress, poor eating habits, inactivity, imbalanced hormones, advanced age – all these can cause infertility for women.

Signs of Infertility

There are many signs of infertily, the most common being failure to get pregnant within a six month to one year period of time. Other signs of infertility can include anovulation or lack of ovulation, and secondary amenorrhea, which is the absence of menstrual bleeding after having regular menstruation previously.

If a woman is having painful periods or irregular bleeding, she may wonder if these are female infertility signs that are preventing her from conceiving. Ovarian cysts can be very painful but are unlikely to cause infertility, although the pain may make a woman question what’s wrong with her body.

Having painful ovulation and fertility issues together could also make a woman wonder if her body is behaving normally. If a woman discovers that she has late ovulation when she begins ovulation testing, she’s likely to wonder if this is one of the infertility symptoms.

Uterine fibroid tumors can cause very painful symptoms or no symptoms at all, but these are not usually a sign of infertility unless they are very large. See more about fibroids and infertility here.

Causes of Infertility in Females

Many things can cause female infertility. PCOS is a common cause and many times is related to insulin resistance. Endometriosis is another common infertility issue among women, and thyroid problems can also cause infertility in women.

If a woman has a short luteal phase, which is called luteal phase defect, this can greatly hinder her chances of pregnancy. A low progesterone level is one cause of a shortened luteal phase. Obviously, in women of “advanced age,” which is considered 35 years old and up, premature menopause can be a major fear for women, but many women (including me) have conceived after age 35 and even into their 40’s.

More Causes of Infertility

Stress and Infertility

Secondary Infertility

Reasons for Infertility

Vitex Agnus Castus For Infertility

Vaginal Dryness and Infertility

Learn about Low Progesterone and Infertility

 

Additional Resources:

PCOSKit

The PCOS Fertility Kit contains herbs and supplements that support the body in maintaining a healthy hormonal balance, a healthy uterine lining, and promoting regular ovulation.

Read more about the PCOS Fertility Kit here.