Factors That May Affect Fertility in Women

Recently, more and more couples are experiencing cases of infertility. In the U.S. alone, there are more than seven million couples who are having trouble conceiving. The number of infertile men against the number of infertile women does not have a distinct difference so far. Sperm count is the main culprit behind a man’s inability to have a child. With women, there are several factors that can affect her fertility.

1. Productivity disorders

Lots of women have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, an endocrine disorder that causes lack of ovulation. Those with PCOS have abnormal levels of reproductive and insulin hormones. Menstrual cycles and egg production are often irregular. Women with this disorder can help correct the problem by getting medication and maintaining the right weight through diet and regular exercise.

2. Weight

A fair lot of fertility issues are attributed to weight. Excess fat increases the level of estrogen in the body, which suppresses ovulation. Too little fat in the body lessens estrogen levels, which results to the reproductive cycle shutting down.

3. Diet

Women with unbalanced food intake can experience high infertility risks. To correct the problem, one should foods that are high in healthy fats, low in trans fat. These foods should also be a good source of whole grains and vegetable-based protein. Healthy eating habits will promote normal insulin levels which can help boost fertility.

4. Anemia

Those who lack iron and Vitamin B-12 in their body are susceptible to fertility problems. A healthy diet is needed to fight anemia. Foods such as beans, grains and vegetables are rich in folate. Vegetarians can get their much-needed supply of vitamin B-12 from supplements.

5. Tobacco

Smoking can affect both a man and a woman’s fertility. Aside from the obvious health disorders that one can get from smoking, tobacco can also result to genetic abnormalities in the egg and sperm.

How to Be an It Girl


Nowadays, beauty is not enough to sustain the attention of men. There are lots of beautiful women out there, but not all of them have that special factor that makes them stand out among their equally-pretty peers. Those special women are considered “It Girls,” who have that amazing capability to captivate just about anyone. If you want to belong to this group of fantastic females, here are their trade secrets:

  • They have a signature style

Majority of the It Girls don’t really follow the latest fashion trends. They make sure that their looks are updated, but they are rarely slaves to fashion. Rather, this women have mastered of creating a look that’s totally their own. It could be funky, pretty or even weird, but whatever the look is, these girls can surely pull it off with dramatic aplomb.

  • They are all about confidenceli>

Some of the It Girls are not that technically beautiful to begin what, but they make up for their physical imperfections by having loads of self-confidence. They make people believe in them because they believe in themselves big time. They radiate a self-assured aura that draws in the boys.

  • They are actually approachable

Yes, their gorgeousness can be intimidating, but you’ll be surprised that most of these girls are actually approachable. It Girls exude a friendly, down-to-earth air that charms the pants off everyone.

  • They have an air of mystery

These girls know that revealing too much will kill people’s curiosity about them, so they always develop a subtle and mysterious allure that can get people even more interested in them.

Tips on How to Flirt the Expert Way


Flirting is a skill that takes a lot of guts and practice to perfect. Not all are born with the flair of Casanova when it comes to attracting and seducing the opposite sex. Thankfully, these are modern times and flirting is a lot easier now than it was back then. To get you started on the flirting game, here are some tips to remember:

  • Be confident

Being an expert flirt takes a whole lot of attitude. Be confident of what you’re doing and do not hesitate, but don’t overdo the confidence bit either. Being timid will not get you anywhere.

  • Learn how to start a conversation

After working up the courage to flirt with someone, the next thing that you should learn is how to start a conversation effectively. No pickup lines please; women especially can tell the difference between a genuine conversation starter from a cheesy pickup line.

  • Learn to listen

After getting the other person’s attention, it’s important to be able to listen to whatever he or she is saying. Nothing turns people off than talking about yourself non-stop and not listening to what the other person is trying to tell you. Make eye contact while talking; this will make the other person feel that you are genuinely interested in what he or she is talking about.

  • Compliment without sounding fake

It’s easy to say the obligatory “You look really nice tonight” but it’s hard to mention it without sounding fake. The trick is to steer away from the generic compliments and focus on the really good qualities of the person you’re with. This way, you will sound really genuine when you give a compliment.

Your Ex: Should You Still Be Friends With Him?


The trend nowadays is that women are no longer in a rush to get married. If you are a single woman who belongs to this free-spirited, independent bunch, chances are you have quite a collection of ex-boyfriends. Some of them you may have let go just like that, and some of them you still haven't got over completely. This is a sticky situation that a lot of women get themselves into more frequently than they should; they still see their ex-boyfriends even though the relationship is already over. You might be using the we're-still-friends-so-there's no-harm-in-seeing-each-other bit to justify the situation, but the question is, can you really be and should you really be friends with your ex?

Here's the deal. You CAN be friends with your ex if…

– There is absolutely no more carnal chemistry between the two of you. As in, you wouldn't jump into bed with him even after you've had a few drinks too many.

– You're absolutely cool with hearing him talk about the new girls he had been hanging out with.

– You can talk to him about your problems without wishing that you're back in his arms again.

Ditch him NOW if…

– You still get into jealous rage everytime you hear he's dating someone else. Heck, just the thought of him being friendly with another female can actually send you into emotional overdrive.

– You have to lie to your friends and tell them that you're really NOT seeing him on the sly, even though the opposite is true.

– You still think about him everyday, every minute, as long as you're awake. And you dream about him when you're sleeping.

– There is an excruciating pattern of the two of you breaking up and getting back together, over and over again.

There's nothing wrong with being friends with an ex, really. But the thing is, can you handle it? Getting back into a platonic relationship with someone you've been intimate with especially for the longest time is a mighty feat, and not a lot of people, men and women, can actually do it without encountering some issues. Don't hesitate to bid the ex sayonara if you think that's the best thing to do.