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what causes female infertility

When starting a family, a couple is both anxious and hopeful about the future. The feeling of being first-time parents is incredible and an aspiration for many. As they try to achieve a successful pregnancy, the first few failures are normal and expected. But if they are trying for a year and are unable to conceive, the feeling of dejection and confusion looms over them.

While introspecting about the causes of their inability to be expectant parents, a couple undergoes various infertility tests. When the cause of infertility occurs in the female partner, it is known as female infertility. It accounts for 1/3rd of all infertility incidents and includes problems with ovulation, damage to fallopian tubes or uterus.

Damage to your fallopian tubes:

Fallopian tubes are responsible for carrying eggs from ovaries to the uterus where the fetus develops. If damage due to scars formation by pelvic infections, endometriosis, or pelvic surgery, it can prevent the sperm from reaching an egg.

Hormonal problems.

Another reason why one cannot get pregnant is that they might not be going through the usual hormonal changes that lead to the release of an egg from the ovary and the thickening of the lining of the uterus. This can include malfunctioning of hypothalamus or pituitary gland.

Uterine trouble.

Uterine polyps and fibroids can also interfere with your pregnancy. These conditions happen when too many cells grow in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. This makes the uterus unhospitable for the fetus.

Environmental Changes:

Due to recent lifestyle changes like a stressful work environment, diet changes, lack of physical exercise, accompanied by pollution levels, has impacted one’s health and led to significant changes in the basic biological processes. Lately, researchers have claimed that India has seen 20-30 percent rise in infertility cases where 45% of couples suffer from infertility problems.

It has been advised to practice a healthy lifestyle avoiding consumption of harmful substances like alcohol, tobacco, caffeine etc. Apart from this, maintaining a fit body weight with a healthy diet is also encouraged. Studies have also shown that keeping stress at bay will improve the chances of getting pregnant and it is recommended for the couples to reduce any psychological stress before trying to conceive.


One of the most trusted and successful treatments of female infertility is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) which is an assisted reproductive technology where the fertilization is done by taking out the eggs, retrieving a sperm specimen and integrate manually both the egg and sperm in a laboratory dish. The fertilized embryo is then transferred to the woman’s uterus and the natural process of impregnation occurs. Saishree IVF centre has been a pioneer in providing infertility treatment in Pune to the couples who have been unable to conceive. Our facility is one of the best fertility centres in Pune with more than a decade of experience in achieving 5000+ IVF cycles.

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