Why Women Are Struggling To Get Pregnant
Today, more and more women are waiting to get pregnant, whether it’s due to their career pursuits or just waiting for the right man to have children with, but fertility issues have become a concern for millions of women. The Doctors welcomed endocrinologist and infertility expert, Dr. Millie Behara, onto the show to discuss why infertility has become such an issue. She said that as women age, our fertility decreases. At age 30, fertility goes down by 20 percent each day, at age 35, 15 percent each day, and 5 percent each day by age 40. With these drastic decreases in fertility, women are finding it hard to get pregnant later in life. Dr. Behara said that when she is confronted with a patient, she tries to look systematically for any possible causes of infertility. “It never hurts to go in and talk with somebody and find out what your options are, what your body is saying and figure out where you need a little bit of help or the option to spice it up,” she said.
The Doctors: Egg Freezing, Diet Can Help With Infertility Issues
Egg freezing and in vitro fertilization has become a great option for women who need or want to delay pregnancy. Dr. Behara said there has been a dramatic advance in egg freezing technology in the past several years and it is no longer experimental. Like fertility, egg quality decreases with age, so the earlier you think about egg freezing, the better. In addition, Dr. Behara suggested some at-home remedies to try to solve infertility issues. She suggested staying healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. She said that watching your diet can improve your fertility and that a Mediterranean diet can help. She also recommended trying to control your stress levels the best you can, and suggested acupuncture, meditation or yoga to do so.