As IVF becomes more and more commonplace, one expert has issued a stark warning to couples...
Now, we live in a world where some wonderful things can happen.
Most of it thanks to mother nature.
The giver of life.
via: ShutterstockThat blesses us with the births of thousands of babies every year.
An incredible moment for the families involved.
After waiting 9 months they finally get their own bundle of joy.
And fortunately in today's day in age, pretty much anybody can have a baby.
via: GettyThanks to the technological advances in IVF, couples who can't conceive naturally, and who would once have had to admit defeat, can now have families of their own.
There is now an array of different conception methods for struggling couples...
But for most, these options are rare.
But today, some frightening news has come from experts in the fertility field.
And it seems the future is looking bleak.
Dr Shanna Swan's latest study has the world feeling concerned.
She told The Guardian, "It is serious. If you follow the curve from the 2017 sperm-decline meta-analysis, it predicts that by 2045 we will have a median sperm count of zero."
"It is speculative to extrapolate, but there is also no evidence that it is tapering off. This means that most couples may have to use assisted reproduction."
"I am directly speaking to this hidden problem people don't like to talk about, which is their sub-fertility or reproductive problems, and how that is tied to the environment."
"People are recognizing we have a reproductive health crisis, but they say it's because of delayed childbearing, choice or lifestyle - it can't be chemical. I want people to recognize it can."
"I am not saying other factors aren't involved. But I am saying chemicals play a major causal role. It is difficult to use that word, 'cause', but it's a body of evidence. We have mechanisms, animal studies, and multiple human studies."
Swan advised, "People of reproductive age, particularly those planning pregnancy or pregnant, should be aware that everything they bring into their home has the potential to contain these chemicals."
"To the extent possible, eat unprocessed foods - a bunch of carrots, potatoes that you cook yourself - as this should reduce exposure through plastic. Also, when cooking, don't use Teflon or anything coated and don't microwave in plastic."
"I think we can [turn this around]."
"We have the ingenuity and the resources to do it. But we need a recognition of the problem and the will to change."
What do you think?