Increase Fertility Naturally
Although its not life-threatening or even physically harmful, infertility can be devastating for a woman. Intergrative medicine can also play an important role in increasing the odds and success of having a baby. Studies find that incorporating natural approaches such as acupuncture and mind-body therapies to your medical options can significantly increase the success of IVF and sperm injection medical treatments.
Try these natural remedy approaches right away to help increase your chances of getting pregnant:
- Stop drinking alcohol
- Stop eating fish
- Take your basal body temperature for several cycles to see when you're ovulating, and make sure you have intercourse during ovulation. To chart your cycle: Each morning before getting out of bed or eating or drinking, place a basal body temperature thermometer under your tongue. Record the temperature on a grid, with, with temperature on the vertical on a date on the horizontal axis. When your temperature rises, your'e ovulating. You should have intercourse at least every other day during your fertile period.
- Stop using vaginal lubricants
- Stop taking all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications (with your doctor's permission)
- Start taking a daily mutlivitamin
Herbs and Supplements for Infertility
Chaste tree berry
This herb normalizes the menstrual cycle and hormone levels, which may help restore fertility. (check with your doctor if you are taking Clomid – Do not use these two together)
This nutritional supplement is a precursor to glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant in the body. Studies show that it softens cervical mucus, making it easier for the sperm to get to the egg, and improves insulin sensitivity, which helps you get pregnant.
This is another good nutritional supplement to use in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.