Lots of women are eager to see a "+" or "yes" on their pregnancy test, but some may never be able to experience that moment. In order for a women to become pregnant, a series of consecutive steps must first take place: the ovaries, (the ovaries main function is to make the hormones estrogen and progesterone and to release an egg) release an egg, the egg follows the path to the fallopian tubes, (the fallopian tubes connect the ovaries to the uterus) and then into the uterus, sperm (a man 's sperm must reach and fertilize the egg before it dies) reaches the egg and fertilizes it, then the egg must divide itself several times and finally the egg must attach itself to the uterus wall (where the unborn baby will live for the following nine months) and begin developing the placenta. When things don't go according to this plan or a problem arises and interferes with this process, infertility is often the outcome. Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after trying for at least one year and that includes the ability to become pregnant but have repeated miscarriages.(Infertility).
Infertility in women can result from many different factors. Most can be prevented but a few are irreversible if you change your lifestyle and health such as alcohol, athletic training, being overweight or underweight, health problems, poor diet, sexually transmitted diseases, stress and smoking tobacco but one cannot be reversed no matter how many lotions and botox you try, age. (Infertility) Age is an important factor in infertility because the longer you want to have a child the less chances you have of staying pregnant. Modern women are waiting longer than the past generation to become pregnant and start a family and that could be because women nowadays want to focus on their career and being financially stable and making sure they can make it on their own just in case anything happens to their partner.