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  • Writer's pictureDr. Ashley Wilcoxson

Cultivating Fertility

For many, the ability to have children and extend a family is extremely important. While there are other options out there for growing a family, rather than conceiving naturally, it can still be hard for a family to learn that they are infertile. Infertility impacts families worldwide; it is estimated that 13.2-15.4% of the population is infertile. In America alone, infertility plagues over 7 million couples aged between 15-44 years.

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of actively trying to get pregnant. There are various factors that are linked to infertility such as sperm disorder, decreased ovarian reserve or ovulation dysfunction, tubal dysfunction and pelvic lesions, abnormal cervical mucus, and another 10% of couples are affected by unidentified factors. While many factors decrease a family's ability to conceive, there are also factors that can help increase the chances of conceiving!

You could google hundreds of options and home remedies for increasing fertility, recent medical research has demonstrated that chiropractic care can help women who are unable to conceive. Here's a story for you... a 32 year old woman with a history of infertility was managed under chiropractic care. Over the course of a 6 week period, the patient was adjusted 12 times at a pace of twice a week. It was found that through the reduction of subluxations, her chances of fertility increased and she was able to conceive naturally! Removing subluxation offers patients an optimal opportunity for the healing and overall function of the body - including fertility!

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