Having children is one of the most rewarding things that a couple can do in life. For some couples, it only takes a short amount of time of having unprotected intercourse before the woman becomes pregnant. For other couples, it takes a considerable amount of time.
If, after at least a year of trying without to conceive without success, the couple will have to start accepting the fact that they are probably having fertility problems. However, before they immediately seek out the professional advice of a clinic, they should first examine their lifestyles to see if perhaps those, and not a medical condition, are the cause of their fertility issues.
First of all, the topic of alcohol must be addressed. There are too many people that develop a dependency on alcohol, and as such, they can cause themselves lots of different health problems. Take, for example, a man who drinks too much alcohol on a regular basis. This will, over time, increase his blood pressure, thus causing erectile and ejaculatory problems.
Alcohol can also affect a woman. When a woman has too much alcohol, the toxins from the alcohol build up in her bloodstream, which can have a direct effect on her reproductive system. Women who do become pregnant and drink alcohol at the same time end up having greater chances of suffering a miscarriage.
Yet another main source of fertility issues in a couple has to do with stress. Stress is something that millions of people experience on a regular basis, but it is also something that a lifestyle can create. For example, if one or both halves of a couple have stressful jobs, then they under constant stress. Over time, stress can manifest itself as affecting the hormonal (and thus the reproductive) systems of both men and women. So, women might experience irregular periods, along with men having erectile problems.
Stress itself can be treated in many different ways, ways that can actually prove romantic for the couple. Sometimes, just a change of scenery can make a big difference, and that is where the couple has the option of taking a vacation. There are weekend getaways that a couple could choose to take, and there are even couples retreats.
An example of a couple whose lifestyle probably had a lot to do with why they had initial fertility problems was the singer Celine Dion and her husband, Rene. The two had been together for years, and during much of that time Celine was touring the world and under a lot of stress. However, as soon as she took some time off and relaxed for a while, she became pregnant.
Something else that a couple should keep in mind is the obesity factor. For both men and women, obesity has a direct affect on their wellbeing. Obesity can lead to such problems as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. So, if one of both people in a couple have been diagnosed with obesity, it is important to immediately start an exercise and dieting regimen.