Sexual health expert discusses exciting new study & other ways older women can safeguard their reproductive health
A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh recently discovered a way to improve the condition of a woman’s womb lining via the use of the fertility hormone, DHEA.
Dr. Laura Berman, sex and relationship educator and therapist, New York Timesbest-selling author, and assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, says:
“These recent findings are hugely important because the quality of a woman’s womb lining can not only predict whether she can become pregnant, but also whether she can safely carry the baby to term. Via the use of the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA, the Scottish scientists were able to actually double the number of proteins on the womb, which in turn can greatly help to increase a woman’s chances of conception.”
Dr. Berman says that this most recent discovery, which was published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, is groundbreaking and could mean that women will have more power over their reproductive health.
“More women are postponing motherhood than ever before,” says the sex therapist. “But this means that we need to take extra precautions when trying to protect reproductive health into the future.”
Dr. Berman points to recent researchthat highlights the importance of a healthy weight and regular exercise as it relates to fertility, as well as to the fact that couples need to be sure that they are using the correct lubrication.
“When it comes to making babies, not all lubricants are created equal,” explains Dr. Berman. “ToConceive has an FDA-cleared formula and is recommended for fertility enhancement.”
ToConceive was created by ob-gyns in conjunction with Callitas Health Inc. The fertility enhancing gel is unlike any other fertility product on the market in that it may help encourage the woman’s body to create more of her own lubrication, which in turn may increase the activation of sperm and the woman’s chances of pregnancy. Unlike every other lubricant on the market, ToConceive doesn’t just add chemical lubricants to a woman’s body, it may help encourage her to make more of her own natural lubrication which not only adds to her pleasure, but also may improve her chances of natural conception.
Dr. Berman concludes, “Science is advancing at a rapid rate and helping couples to protect their fertility now and in the future. But we still need to use our common sense and make sure that we are taking the best care of our bodies and making smart choices about sex aids like lubrication.”