5 Unproductive infertility treatments

Infertility is often seen as an infection of the procreant system because it fails to provide a baby after 12 months or sometimes longer of unprotected sexual intercourse. There can be symptoms in each partner in a relationship. Males can often be tested to see if they are having infertile issues by doctors who utilized clinical interventions, or men may give a sample of their semen to have tested in a laboratory.

Often times, desperate times call for desperate measures. When someone wants to have a baby and aren't getting pregnant quick enough, they will turn to various treatments that simply don't provide results. We're here to steer you in the right direction, so here's 5 unproductive infertility treatments not to follow!

1)    Staying relaxed will not help you get pregnant.

Some couples buy into the myth that if the woman will only relax then she will become pregnant.  The couple will go on to believing that this a form of infertility treatment, but it is not. Fertility problems are medicinal, and they should be treated in the proper and clinical manner, consulting on the advice of a medical professional.

2)    Naturopathy procedures are not dependable.

Some couples fall into the Naturopathy philosophy, which is okay for relaxing, but naturopathy procedures follow the belief that life is ruled by power beyond oneself, which is not science. Scientific procedures test and diagnose your body through a series of tests in order to come to a conclusion on what might help you to become a fertile woman. Naturopathy procedures typically pick methods of naturalistic processes based on what they feel is congruent with their vitalistic philosophy, sometimes in contrast to good scientific evidence which proves that they are wrong.

3)    Natural medicine isn't the "cure-all" answer.

Some people follow Infertility & Herbal Medicine because natural therapists believe that herbal remedies are a great treatment for infertility. However, there is no reputable role through herbal remedies in treating infertility because no products have been confirmed to have meaningful effects. There is also the teratogen (a birth defect) which is a risk that comes with consuming herbal medicines. Herbal products can often bring risk, with no established benefit in the case of fertile production. (Note: Herbal medicines rarely have significant side effects when they are prescribed by a Board-certified Specialist, and are used appropriately and at suggested doses.)

4)    Acupuncture doesn't affect your chance to conceive.

Unexplained infertility follows the idea that doctors cannot figure out why you are not becoming pregnant. Some couples become desperate after hearing this tragic news, so they result to methods of therapy like acupuncture in hopes of becoming fertile. However, most scientists believe that acupuncture does not do any good when trying to help cater to a possible pregnancy. Again the scientific reasoning stems from the fact that infertility has a physiologic cause, and acupuncture does not target this area with any objective effects.

5) Prenatal vitamins can affect fertility, but only in combination with other treatments.

A fertility diet plan is always a good idea when it is executed the right way. When you follow a good diet plan, it is proven to help boost your chances of fertility. Sadly, some couples leave the scientifically proven methods of effectiveness to venture into other territories that are even science-based, like prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins do help in certain areas, but there is no solid evidence that these vitamins provide a prenatal benefit. 

Struggling to get pregnant is a difficult situation to cope with, especially with infertility staring you in the face. However, it's important to not lose sight of proven methods. While it is okay to venture out and try these methods, it's imperative to understand that these treatments are not your key to fertility. If you're having difficulty conceiving, contact your doctor to discuss the right course of action. 

By Preston Copeland

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