Having tried for three months for what we expected to be our second child, both my wife and I, being healthy adults, my wife in her mid-20’s and me in my late-20’s, decided to check with my wife’s obstetrician, who then apprised me of her diagnosis of secondary infertility. It was explained to us that this condition is an inability for a woman to become pregnant or carry a child to full term following one or more successful pregnancies. It was also explained that it was a fairly common problem in women.
My wife kept asking “How could I be infertile?” We just couldn’t grasp how infertility could possibly happen to a couple who already had a child? Devastating as news of this sort can be to any young couple, I made a conscious decision to do something. I decided that I would learn all there was to know about this condition as well as to follow my wife’s obstetrician’s advice to keep trying, as we both were young and healthy enough.
For any couple and especially for women, infertility has the potential to become a psychological trauma. It is the aspiration of every woman to become a mother some day, and every man’s wish to become a responsible father. When after their repeated attempts they find they cannot achieve it, they often then naturally get frustrated with one another and from their life together. It is quite natural when their most natural of expectations don’t manifest into reality, the emotional devastation can often only be described as traumatic. Women are particularly sensitive about this matter.
In speaking with my wife’s family doctor, a specialist in Ayurveda treatment therapy, I was astounded to learn that there are a number of alternative techniques with a holistic approach to effect a cure for secondary infertility that I was completely unaware of prior. The doctor further explained that these Ayurvedic techniques are often more preferred by people as they often do not produce any side effects.
As with any prescribed treatment definite changes in diet as well as lifestyle are critical to strictly abide with. We both willingly accepted the changes, making certain to take any dietary or otherwise intolerance into consideration. In reflecting on my experience so far with this therapy it soon becomes apparent that at the treatment’s center it seeks to effect a balance and conscious equilibrium in mind, body, and soul.
It has now been 5 months since my wife’s diagnosis, at our last scheduled checkup we were told by our doctor that our latest parental suspicions were right. We’re now expecting our second child early this coming year. As a dad, as a husband, and as a man, I can now say that I’ve learned immeasurably from this experience.
From my experience, a positive and holistic change both in diet and lifestyle involving both partners that cultivates and nurtures a healthy and balanced equilibrium in our minds, bodies, and souls can not only be beneficial in curing secondary infertility, but also as a preventative measure from most types of medical illnesses and even psychological disorders.
Should you be facing this condition as my wife and I once were, don’t be skeptical when researching any alternative treatment therapies, most especially those involving a more holistic approach. Any lasting cure must seek to not only end the illness, but also the cause for the condition having developed in the first place, whether the impetus be physically, psychologically, or spiritually based.