fertility: How does it work?
when the ovary releases an egg about half way through the
menstrual cycle. The egg then passes down into the fallopian
tubes. If the woman has had sex and there are sperm present, the
egg can then be fertilized and conception occurs. The fertilized
egg then travels into the uterus, where it implants itself in
the uterine lining approximately 6 - 10 days after conception.
While this process seems simple,
it is, in fact, a complex process involving
systemic, hormonal, emotional, as well as reproductive health.
While it may normally take a few months to fall pregnant,
further help may be needed if a woman has not become pregnant
within a year (or 6 months for women over 35).
Causes of infertility
in sexually active women include genetic factors, endometriosis,
pelvic inflammatory disease, chlamydia, infection, early
miscarriage, scarring or obstruction of the fallopian tubes,
hormonal imbalance, cigarette smoking, obesity, excessive
exercise, emotional and psychological factors, incorrect
nutrition, drug abuse, stress and many other factors.
does male fertility work?
produced in the seminiferous tubules in the testes, which are
also responsible for the production of testosterone, a male sex
hormone, essential for male sexual functioning and fertility,
amongst other things.
The process of sperm production,
from the formation of germ cells, to fully mature sperm cells,
takes about 70 days. When sperm development is
complete, sperm are released from the seminiferous tubules and
travel to the epididymis, where they become more mature and
mobile. Sperm are stored in the epididymis until ejaculation,
when contractions push a small amount of sperm into the vas
deferens, through the prostate gland and into the urethra.
As the sperm travels down the
reproductive tract, fluid is added by the prostate gland and
seminal vesicles to produce semen. More than 90% of the
ejaculatory fluid is produced by the prostate gland and
seminal vesicles, which is why men who have had a vasectomy can
still ejaculate normally.
In order for a man to be fertile,
he needs to produce mature, healthy and mobile sperm in sufficient
quantities to ensure the fertilization of the female
egg. Ability to achieve and sustain an erection for long enough
to ejaculate and deposit the sperm in the female reproductive
tract is also important for natural conception.
Although there may be many causes
of male infertility (genetic causes, infection, heat, tobacco,
drug and alcohol abuse, sperm antibodies, inadequate
testosterone production, poor nutrition, stress, scarring of the
reproductive tract, some prescription drugs, pesticides and
other chemicals and even hormones in meat and the food chain),
no cause can be found in approximately 40% of men with fertility
problems. This is called ideopathic
can herbal fertility tonics help?
Herbs have been
used in traditional medicine for thousands of
years to increase fertility and to treat conditions which
prevented couples from conceiving.
There is therefore a large body
of traditional evidence to support the effectiveness
of certain herbs in treating infertility and promoting
successful conception and pregnancy.
In recent times,
many of these herbs have been subject to research trials and
their effectiveness has been clinically supported.
do the herbs in Fertile XX and Fertile XY
work to help couples who are struggling to
No medicine, including herbal
medicine, can help if there are structural problems
that affect infertility or when infertility is due to serious
genetic problems. It is therefore important to consult
your doctor in order to find out what is preventing pregnancy.
This will ensure that you receive the correct treatment.
Where there are no
structural or genetic causes of infertility, Fertile
XX and Fertile XY can help to improve
fertility and ensure that the male and female reproductive
systems are in peak health in order to increase
the chances of conceiving a baby.
Some of the herbs can also
correct hormone imbalances and increase
sperm and testosterone production, as well as regulate
the process of ovulation, promoting the production of healthy
For those couples who are eager
to conceive, using Fertile XX and Fertile
XY will optimize reproductive health
and promote easy and healthy conception.
If you are struggling to
conceive, Fertile XX and Fertile XY
will help treat the problems that are making it difficult to
fall pregnant, ensuring that all systems in the
reproductive process are operating normally and therefore
increasing the chances of falling pregnant.