"Over the past twenty years, fertility problems have increased dramatically. At least 25 percent of couples planning a baby will have trouble conceiving, and more and more couples are turning to fertility treatments to help them have a family. On average, young couples can expect to wait an average of three years before conceiving, and, as a result, very few doctors will consider a diagnosis of infertility until after at least a year has passed. With a growing number of women waiting until their careers are established before they try to conceive, conception can be more difficult.
What is the cause?
"From a medical point of view, infertility is believed to be caused by the following factors, and in these proportions.
||Percentage of cases
|Ovulatory failure (including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
"If the mathematics donﾒt add up, itﾒs because many couples experience more than one problem when trying to conceive: for example, you may suffer from endometriosis, but your partner may also have a low sperm count.
"Interestingly, the most common cause of infertility is ﾑunexplainedﾒ, which means that following thorough investigations, doctors can find no specific or identifiable medical problem at the root. But this is where a natural approach can come into play. If a couple fails to become pregnant, there is obviously something causing the problem. Itﾒs no good labelling infertility ﾑunexplainedﾒ. The answer is to..."