The connection between endometriosis and fertility can be said to be a strong one. But the exact cause of infertility or inability to conceive due to endometriosis is still unknown. It is estimated that for women with endometriosis who are trying to conceive, the chance of pregnancy each month, or the fecundity is about 2% to 10%, compared to 15% to 20% in the general population.
Endometriosis, also known as ‘endo’, is a prevalent health issue among women. The word ‘endometriosis’ comes from the term ‘endometrium,’ which refers to the tissue that lines the uterus or womb. Endometriosis occurs when tissue that is comparable to the uterine lining grows outside of your uterus and on other parts of your body where it isn’t supposed to be.
I am a 22 years old postgraduate student. I got diagnosed with PCOS in 2016. That year I went to Delhi for my higher studies from a small town in Assam. Already it’s been difficult for me to adjust to that new place in many ways. Due to PCOS, I was also facing irregular periods, mood swings, and other health issues. It has been quite hard for me to accept the fact, although according to my doctor it was not a big deal.
Women need to be very careful about their health, food habits, and day-to-day life. They need to take vitamins and proper nutrition to take care of their body because Women are key in maintaining healthy families, access the health system more than men, both for themselves and on behalf of their children. Many become pregnant and give birth, a significant health event, then typically become their child’s primary caregiver, a role that greatly influences household health overall. Elder and long-term care issues affect women more often because they live longer; have higher rates of disability and chronic health problems.
Being a new momma, you might be confused about choosing between breastfeeding or formula milk for the baby. If you can breastfeed, then you must go for it. Breastfeeding is not only the precious moment that you share with your newborn, but it has a lot of nutrients and antibodies. These vital nutrients protect the newborn from various diseases. Breastfeeding is a channel to connect with your baby. Both mother and baby come close to each other, and their bond becomes more robust.
In women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance is the leading cause of weight gain. Insulin resistance occurs when the pancreas produces insulin yet some cells in the body do not respond to it. As a result, to maintain normal blood sugar levels, the pancreas produces more insulin. This causes an increase in the production of the male hormone, androgen. Acne increased facial and body hair, and weight gain are all linked to this condition
These imbalances can lead to problems such as an increase in weight, various diseases and disorders, early menopause, and sometimes also ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It is natural but sometimes it may also be triggered by an unbalanced lifestyle and medical conditions. This is why maintaining hormonal balance is a very important aspect of women’s health.
Breastfeeding initially can be exhausting and tiring for mothers. Hence the health of the mother becomes very crucial. Hairfall, acne, stress, depression, weight gain, etc, are a few of the problems faced by mothers during postpartum. Hence a properly balanced diet is considered important for breastfeeding mothers. While taking care of the baby many times the mother ignores her health. Vitamins and nutrients are very important for the breastfeeding mother.
Breastmilk is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that are specifically required for a baby’s growth. The milk also provides immune nutrients that help develop the baby’s immunity. Breastfeeding is not all about feeding the newborn, it is much more than that. A woman becomes a mother when she gives birth, but It is through breastfeeding that the newborn gets to know its mother. It is through breastfeeding that they connect and form a bond. More than the act, it is an emotion for both – the mother and the child.
Pregnancy depends on the egg quality. As the women’s age increases, egg quality starts declining. It is a natural process. You will be surprised to know that women are born with 1–2 million eggs. There are two reasons for declining egg quality. Firstly, when women hit puberty, they start losing eggs every month. And at the age of 35, they have 6% of their remaining egg count. Secondly, with increasing age, egg quality starts decreasing.