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Unexplained Infertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, November 16, 2009 | 1 comments

Making Babies by Dr. Sami DavidIn the interview with Julie Menin for her Give and Take program, Dr. David says most fertility problems can be explained, and often the explanation – and the fix – is very simple and does not require more complicated measures such as IVF. “I don’t believe in unexplained infertility,” says David.

Some of the most common possible reasons for infertility:

· the woman runs or exercises too much

· the man takes tub baths or Jacuzzi

· infections in the man

· mild and therefore undetected infections in the woman

· sperm antibodies, in which the man could be allergic to his own sperm or the woman could be allergic to sperm

· underweight and overweight women

· environmental issues such as hormones in red meat, pesticides, chemicals in makeup; any of these might have an effect, and often more profoundly on men’s sperm

Dr. David says it’s up to a woman’s doctor to play medical detective to determine what’s wrong. “You really have to delve into it in great detail,” he says.

Here is a link to the video:

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  1. Sally says:

    Thanks for this information, Catherine! I too believe that all infertility can be explained. Many times it's very difficult, though, to find out exactly what's up. I got pregnant at 39 and 41 (both times naturally) and brought two beautiful, healthy boys into this world. My infertility was never determined. I believe it just took longer because I was of "advanced age." I believe maca helped a great deal with improving my egg quality. You can read more about my story at the site below. Have a great day!

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