Establishing Fertile Ground for Conception and a Baby's Health
Once a subject that was paid relatively little regard, the study of fertility has become increasingly popular, as the wear and tear of modern living has altered fertility levels. Infertility rates are increasing in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2002 data, approximately 12% of women between 15 and 44 (roughly 7.3 million women) have impaired fertility; either a physical difficulty with getting pregnant or difficulty carrying a baby to term. This is an approximate 2% increase from the levels seen in 1988 and 1995.1 According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, one in seven couples have difficulty conceiving.2
As a human race we must ask the question, if our fertility is on the decline, is this a reflection of the ecological and environmental consequence of our life and health in general? Environmentalists and zoologists have long held that the inability of a species to reproduce is a direct reflection of that species' strength to endure external changes that stress, to the point of threatening, the propagation of that species. Also, with the rise of autism, ADD, and numerous other early childhood conditions, it is of paramount importance to view enhanced fertility as not only increasing conception, but also the creation of a potentially stronger health future for the expectant child.
Infertility is generally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. Women in their 20s are usually advised to seek medical consultation after one year of attempting to conceive. Women in their 30s are recommended to seek advice after six months without conception. Female age is considered more of a factor than age of the male; thus if a woman is near or older than 35, she is advised to seek assistance sooner. Yet, because male factors actually account for an estimated 40% of conception difficulties, the first step in evaluating a couple who is having problems with conceiving is to determine which partner is infertile.2
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