Unusual Things That Make Women Infertile

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Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 13:43 [IST]
 
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Getting pregnant without any hassles is a rare delight these days. It seems 6 out of 10 couples have some or the other variety of infertility problems. Stress is of course the biggest killer when it comes to infertility among women. But other problems, both big and small continue to haunt couples who want to conceive.

Some of these problems are trivial but they can delay your conception by years. In fact, most doctors suggests that a couple should start trying at least 2 years before they actually want a baby so that all the problems about how to conceive can be sorted out. Here are some of the most unusual things that can cause minor infertility problems for women.

Unusual Things That Make Women Infertile

Chocolates: Did you know that many chocolates contain caffeine? That is what makes chocolates so addictive. Caffeine as we all know is very harmful for a woman who is trying to conceive. In fact, some commercially produced chocolates even contain molten plastic to retain the glaze on them! If you are an cocoa-lover then you must curb your addiction when you are trying to conceive.

Travelling On Two-Wheelers: Strenuous travelling really makes your womb go soft. Especially travelling on two-wheelers can be really bad for women who are trying to get pregnant. A bumpy ride is something you should avoid if you want to know how to get pregnant quickly. Try to minimise travel by road or work from home if possible.

Dental Problems: Pregnant women are usually prone to dental problems because a lot of calcium gets drained from their body. However, even women who have gum infections or diseases can have delayed chances of conception. Women face infertility problems on many accounts; your gums being one of them. You should start taking better care of your gums if you have baby on the cards.

Obese Mother: Infertility in women who are obese is a matter of common knowledge. However, if your mother was obese, then your chances of conception can be affected. Hormonal activity of energy balance and metabolism is low in obese women. Ghrelin is one such hormone that also has reproductive functions. If the levels of this hormone was low in your mother, it might reduce your chances of conception.

Antioxidants In Your Beauty Cream: Normally, we look at antioxidants as very healthy substances that remove toxins from the body. However, when it comes to getting pregnant, antioxidants have some side effects. All women use face creams and it contains anti-ageing antioxidants. According to a study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), this can cause infertility in women as the antioxidants neutralise the reactive oxygen molecules.

These are some of the most bizarre causes of infertility in women. Are you threatened by any of these?

Story first published:  Monday, September 10, 2012, 13:16 [IST]
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