Other Ways to Get Pregnant: Boosting your Fertility without Drugs
Infertility can be incredibly hard. While some women manage to fall pregnant instantaneously, for others it may be a very long journey indeed.
If you've been trying to conceive for a year or more your first port of call will probably be your family doctor, who may then refer you on to a fertility specialist.
After testing, you might decide to try fertility drugs such as Clomid, or assisted conception techniques like In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
While these techniques are successful for some, the procedures are not pleasant, and the drugs involved can have a whole range of really nasty side effects.
Finding another way?
If you would rather not dive straight into the drug route, you might wish to consider some of the healthy fertility-boosting products that are out there.
Often people are unaware that these other options even exist, but they're widely available products which can improve your chances of conceiving.
Many women have gone on to become pregnant as a result of using one of more of these products, and the best thing is that they work with your body, not against it. So rather than having bad side-effects, you might find that your overall health improves as a result of using them!
Of course different things work for different people, but it's good to know your options, and this hub is about some fertility options that you might not have heard of before.
Prepare to Conceive CD - Natal Hypnotherapy Website
- Prepare to conceive - Natal Hypnotherapy
The Uk's leading provider of award winning CDs, book and workshops for a better conception, pregnancy, and childbirth experience.
Are you mentally ready for a baby?
You might be fit and healthy and in tip-top condition, but according to this cd you still may not conceive if you are giving your body a mental "no".
Part of Maggie Howell's Natal Hypnotherapy range, this Prepare to Conceive cd has helped countless women to conceive, some of whom had been trying for many years. For some, this cd succeeded where several rounds of IVF had failed.
One woman says, "I liked the way that the CD reinforced my belief in my own body's ability to conceive a child". Using relaxation exercises and visualisation, this product helps you to resolve any problems that are standing in your way.
Getting your hormones right.
Conception is a complicated process. In order to conceive all of our hormones need to be at the right levels at just the right time. Sometimes this might not be the case; a poor diet, illness, stress, or hormonal disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can upset this delicate balance.
Agnus castus (also known as vitex or chasteberry), is a powerful herb which has the effect of increasing the amount of progesterone that your body produces. This can be especially useful if your body lacks progesterone, which may be causing you to have irregular periods, and is an important factor in PCOS.
As we don't normally know our own hormone levels, it is always best to consult a qualified herbalist before taking this product, to check that it is right for you.
Many women have seen their cycle regulate itself after taking agnus castus.
Don't kill the sperm!
Ok, so you're physically and mentally ready for a baby, you're having sex at just the right time and your partner's sperm is healthy and raring to go... But just as they begin the ultimate race, an invisible and unexpected enemy shoots them down.
Most vaginal lubricants, (including KY Jelly), can be deadly as far a sperm are concerned.
Cervical mucous has a pH value (measure of acidity/alkalinity) that is normally conducive to sperm. However, these artificial lubricants alter the natural environment of the vagina, changing this pH value to one where fewer sperm can survive. They also apparently affect the sperms' motility, or their ability to move around.
Which all sounds a bit tragic for the poor sperm! And means that your lubricant could be reducing your chances of conceiving.
So a couple of sperm-friendly vaginal lubricants have been developed recently; Pre-Seed and Conceive Plus. According to the manufacturers, many couples have had success in becoming pregnant simply by changing their lubricant.