Infertility is a challenge that many couples struggle with, and we are here to outline common misconceptions about infertility and help you to better understand how infertility works when it comes to health.

Infertility is More Common Than You May Think

An estimated 1 in 8 couples experience challenges with both getting pregnant and sustaining a pregnancy. When it comes to infertility, there are many holistic and medical options available to assist in addition to support systems available to help deal with the emotional stress associated with not sustaining a pregnancy. 

Research has shown that acupuncture is a great modality for helping with infertility challenges, and has the ability to increase the chances of fertilization by 50%. Acupuncture has an active role in helping to activate the brain to release hormones that will stimulate the ovaries, adrenal glands and other organs that are involved in reproduction.

Registered Acupuncturist, Sean Quigley, specializes in women’s health with a direct specialization in infertility and fertility for both men and women.

Infertility Does Not Only Affect Women

When hearing the term ‘fertile’, it is often associated with women. However, infertility affects men just as equally. Male infertility can be caused by low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors may contribute to male infertility.

Here at Full Circle Health Network, we understand that the inability to conceive a child can be stressful and frustrating. However, we have specialists within our clinic that use holistic modalities and are available for male infertility.

Age is Not as Big of a Factor as Many Think

As women age, there is a tendency to believe that women over 35 have less of an ability to become pregnant. While aging is a natural cause of infertility, the age when this begins is not as widely known. Between 35-40, 70-90% of women still have the ability to conceive.

Starting a family later on in life is both possible and doable!

Infertility is No One’s Fault

Infertility is a malfunction of the human reproduction system and a “disease,” as stated by the World Health Organization. However, many still view infertility as the woman’s fault. When it comes down to the scientific research and evidence that have been found in correlation to men and women and fertility, there is simply no other explanation than the human body and its systems.

No one can choose to be infertile, it is not a choice. As well, it is no one’s fault. Infertility is a concept that has been proven to be improved with various modalities and treatments, and we are here to guide you on this journey to parenthood!