Fertility affects the sexes differently. Men produce sperm as they go while for a woman, you get born with all the eggs you’ll ever need in life.
Each woman gets born with approximately 1-2 million eggs, and loses an estimated eleven thousand of these each month prior to puberty in a process called Atresia. Atresia begins at birth and continues all through your reproductive years.
How Your Body Makes Use of the Egg (s) Released (Your Menstrual Cycle Explained)
Each month, one egg matures and travels to lodge in your fallopian tube, ready to be fertilized. During this time, your body also releases the estrogen hormone which helps thicken the uterine walls as it prepared to house a baby (the fertilized egg.
Once released, the sperm travels to the fallopian tube to fuse with the egg and the now fertilized egg travels to implant on the thickened uterine walls and begins development.
On the other hand, if no fertilization occurs, the egg dies and the uterine wall gets shed and expelled as menstrual flow.
Bad Egg as a Major Cause of Infertility
It is estimated that 1 in 7 women will struggle to conceive while actively trying. No matter how fertile a woman is, you have a 25% chance of conception each month while in your twenties. From your thirties, this drops to 15% and declines further from age 35.
There are quite a number of factors that affect your fertility ranging from lifestyle choices, genes, to medical conditions, and your age.
Women who experience difficulties conceiving due to their age, the availability of viable eggs, or the presence of bad eggs fall under one of these categories:
Oopausal Women (Oligo-oocytosis)
A woman is said to be oopausal when she had enough quantity eggs needed to produce the hormones responsible for inducing amenstrual flow but doesn’t have enough to produce a baby.
This condition begins 10-12 years before you hit menopause and could mislead a woman into believing she’s still fertile since she still gets a period.
Women with Fragile Egg Syndrome (Terato-oocytosis)
Another group of women produce enough quantity eggs, but these eggs are found to be morphologically normal in the sense that they have dark areas in the cytoplasm, and since the cytoplasm house the mitochondria which powers cell division upon fertilization, having an abnormal one will pose major problems.
How to Improve the Quality of Your Eggs to Boost Your Fertility
There are certain factors that must be complete for your eggs to be healthy. They include:
- Hormonal balance
- Good nutrition
- Good blood flow
- Lack of stress
Here are Tips to Improve Your Egg Quality and Improve Fertility
1.Take Adequate Water Daily
It is recommended you take eight ounces glasses of water to keep hydrated. Dehydration affects you in that your blood thickens and this slows the flow of blood and oxygen to your ovaries.
To combat this, take the recommended glasses of water throughout the day.
2.Get Your Hormones Balanced
Hormonal imbalance can come about as a result of stress, exposure to toxins, and eating unhealthy food.
You can get your hormones in sync again by eliminating stress, carrying out a fertility cleanse, avoiding environmental toxins, and eating fertility superfoods like mac, broccoli, cabbage, salmon, egg yolk, yam, leafy greens, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, garlic, flax seeds, cod liver oil, and liver.
This will also improve your blood flow, making it easy for oxygenated blood to get to your ovaries.
4.Opt for a Fertility Massage
- A fertility massage has so many benefits, chief among them being:
- It makes it easier for fresh blood to get to your uterus.
- It eliminates stress.
- It eliminates or breaks up bad tissues.
- It provides the needed relaxation your body needs.
5.Take Supplements or Prenatal Multivitamins
Prenatal multivitamins are essential in that they provide your body with the needed minerals it needs. They are mostly made up of vitamins like iron, folic acid, calcium, vitamins, and other essential minerals in the right proportion.