April 21 to April 27 marks Infertility Awareness Week and offers a time for us to reflect on the fact that 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or is unexplained.
Fertility issues can be an unexpected hurdle that many men and women must overcome to conceive a child. Many people have no idea that having a child will be difficult for them until they struggle to become pregnant with their partner. While there are many medical options available for overcoming infertility, the simplest place to start is with personal health. Both men and women can suffer from health issues that impact their fertility and by improving wellness, many couples can increase their chance of conceiving naturally without invasive treatments.