Some factors for fertility in women are known and within one’s control while some are unknown and uncontrollable. All those women who have difficulty conceiving must not beat themselves up. Instead, get to know the cause and try to overcome those naturally if possible or by seeking medical advice.

Factors that affect fertility in women


Age is the first factor that affects infertility more so in women. Women in their mid-thirties lose most of their viable eggs through natural attrition and menstruation. Studies show that the optimal age for a woman to conceive is
between twenty and thirty. Fertility in women gradually declines from the age of twenty-seven, and it dramatically drops after thirty-five.

Nutritional deficiency

Lack of vital nutrients in your diet is one of the causes of amenorrhea that ultimately results from infertility. In most cases, if a woman takes a proper diet she naturally begins regaining body fat as well as essential nutrients. Her menstrual cycle again returns to normal which is a positive sign for fertility.

 Too much exercise

Too much exercise or no exercise hinders a woman’s attempt at conception. A woman should not start a new exercise, preferably an intense one when she is just beginning attempts at conception. This also applies to a woman who is newly pregnant. For best results, women who are not doing any exercise at present can start going for a 30-minute walk every week.

Hormone insufficiency

Few women do not experience the synchronized changes in a hormone that is required for ovulation together with the coagulation of the endometrium. For best results, detecting the levels of the hormone with the help of basal body temperature charts and blood tests will help the patient as well as her health provider an insight into where she stands. This will help to treat infertility in women.

Cervical problems

Some women have cervical canals that are not favorable for sperm passing in via them for reasons such as scarring of the tissue or acidity of the cervical situation. In such cases, either the cervical mucus is abnormal and not sperm-friendly, or the cervix is damaged due to a previous infection. This results in a poor situation for the sperm for using it as a channel to the Fallopian tube.


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These are some of the most common factors that are likely to prolong successful conception.