Behavioral Issues That Are Fairly Easy To Correct
There are some behavioral issues that are actually quite easy to correct. Here are a few of them!
Too Much Sex
The frequency of sexual activity is extremely important in the overall fertility environment. This problem is not on the female side, rather it’s exclusively a male-related issue. What happens is that it is possible to create a sperm count reduction if you have too much sex. The whole process of the human reproductive cycle is dependent upon at least one sperm (properly called a spermatozoa) getting to the egg to fertilize it.
Having a high sperm count is super important (one ejaculation can have 280 million or more spermatozoa in it) to ensuring that at least one healthy sperm will find the egg successfully. The male’s body stores sperm in the testicles. If sex occurs too frequently, the quantity of sperm available in each ejaculation (cumming) may be insufficient to ensure enough sperm are present in the woman to successfully fertilize the woman’s egg.
If only a few sperm successfully navigate into the fallopian tube which contains the unfertilized egg after intercourse, there is less chance that a viable sperm will find the egg in time to fertilize it.
On the other hand, if a thousand or ten thousand sperm make their way into the vicinity of the unfertilized egg after sexual intercourse, the probability that a sperm will successfully find the unfertilized egg is greatly improved.
Fertilization is highly time dependent, so even if the egg is successfully fertilized, if it’s too late in the menstrual cycle, the zygote (fertilized egg) which has by now divided several times and has now formed what is called a blastula will not be able to successfully attach to the uterine wall on days 6-7 after conception in time to stop the woman’s period from occurring.
When this timing problem occurs the process of menses (the woman’s period) will have already begun and eventually the blastula will be spontaneously aborted as part of the menstrual flow.
A major, infertility-causing problem that many couples have is mistimed sex. The reproductive cycle in human beings is extremely time dependent. Some of the “event windows” are a day or two at most and if the window of opportunity is missed, conception will not occur.
If sex is too early, the egg may not be ready when the sperm arrive in the fallopian tubes.
If sex is too late, the blastula (the form the fertilized egg should be in to implant properly in the wall of the uterus) will be sloughed off with the lining of the wall of the uterus (called the endometrium) during the woman’s period.
Some authorities believe that the increased tensions and fast-paced world that we live in today may be a major contributing factor to stress-induced infertility. An article in Web M.D. reports that stress is a major factor contributing to approximately 30% or more of the infertility cases encountered in conventional medicine. And it is believed that the percentage of infertility cases attributable to stress is increasing as our daily lives become more and more hectic and complex.
Some physicians believe that stress results in excess, chronic production of various hormones, which interfere with the human reproductive process. Recent research has begun to show how that happens.
It’s very clear that the relationship exists between stress and infertility because when stress is removed from an infertile couple’s lives, frequently conception is the result.
Some forms of stress are easy to fix… like the old, 1960s song by Paul Simon says “slow down, you move too fast…”. Other causes of stress can be a lot harder to fix; especially when they are emotionally based.
Behavioral Issues That Are NOT So Easy To Correct
There are many behaviors that humans exhibit that will contribute to infertility. Most of them are really hard to eliminate from our lives. This is because they are rooted in obsessive/compulsive behaviors which are extremely difficult to overcome.
Here are just some of them…
All forms of tobacco use are known to contribute to infertility. If you are a smoker, stop smoking. Studies have shown that the sperm counts of men who stop smoking increase by as much as 800%. Not only does smoking cause some horrible diseases, it also seriously interferes with the biochemistry of the smoker’s body.
Overeating/Lack of Exercise
Overeating as well as lack of exercise both contribute to obesity and an unhealthy body environment.
NOTE: Obesity is NOT a few pounds overweight. Click the link to find out more. It is a serious medical condition that needs to be addressed by a physician. If you suspect you may be or are becoming obese, see your physician.
Because of the psychological nature of both of the causes I mentioned above, obesity tends to be a chronic condition. Also, it produces inflammation. Chronic inflammation will cause hormonal and other biochemical issues in the body and those things may contribute to infertility.
Plus, as weight increases, fat tissue will sometimes block or dislocate important anatomical relationships which are necessary to make human fertility work properly.
Recreational Use of Drugs and other Narcotics
There are many “recreational drugs” in use today. One which has been extensively studied is marijuana (cannabis). Use of marijuana (pot) or street drugs and many prescription drugs by males and females will adversely affect fertility. Take that link to find out more.
Obsessive/Compulsive Stress Causing Behaviors
There are a number of behaviors that many people just plain can not control which is why I call them obsessive behaviors. And, believe it or not, human beings can actually become “addicted” to the adrenaline produced during times of stress and/or high energy expenditure, which is why I categorize those related behaviors as compulsive.
The presence of adrenaline is part of the “Fight or Flight” survival response in people. While it provides an extra energy boost for most people which is meant to help them get out of dangerous situations successfully, it also signals the body that “now” is not a good time to reproduce!
Because of that, progesterone, one of the “command and control” sex hormones, will be blocked from performing its fertility functions. Also, the pituitary gland will be stimulated to release more of the hormone prolactin which causes infertility.
In addition, stress causes the stress hormones such as cortisol to be released. Ultimately, this results in reduced sperm counts in males and failure to mature and release eggs in the female. It also tends to reduce the libido (desire to have sex).
Some people are addicted to physical activity related to exercise. Sometimes this is the result of psychological problems such as a pathological desire to be slender or muscular. Other times it is the result of an addiction to the adrenaline produced when they exercise. When excessive, exercise will result in reduced fertility.
Incompatible couples with deep psychological/spiritual woundings will often fight uncontrollably. These aggressive confrontations are hard if not impossible to eliminate without professional help. The combatants become addicted to both the psychological emotional tension release as well as the adrenaline rush which occurs during violent emotional confrontations.
As I have stated above the adrenaline and the stress hormones will cause infertility.
Will Pregnancy Miracle Be Able To Help You Conceive?
Lisa Olson’s Pregnancy Miracle book deals directly with stress reduction as well as some of the other fertility impediments I’ve covered in this article; and I have not done anything but talked about the “tip of the iceberg.”
If you believe that stress or some other behavioral issue may be causing you and your partner’s inability to conceive, you owe it to yourself to check out what Lisa says about how she and her husband were able to overcome their “nonspecific infertility” diagnosis over 10 years and thousands of satisfied Pregnancy Miracle customers ago.
Just click this link or the book cover below to watch and listen as Lisa explains how her Pregnancy Miracle product can help you!