Natural herbs and supplements, etc.

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Registered: 08-07-2005
Natural herbs and supplements, etc.
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Sat, 09-18-2010 - 11:17pm

Hi,



I am having my Mirena removed next week.

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Registered: 08-19-2010
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 2:25am

Hi there,
I'm a huge advocate of natural living and natural approaches- it's what I do as a profession.
Some have to fine tune/tweak their diet (for example gluten containing grains and dairy can hamper fertility) and so on.
That said, the two women I know personally who conceived in their late 40's/early 50's are actually teachers of natural living and both had not eaten grains/gluten or dairy for many years prior. Same with alcohol, sugar, any processed food (both are actually well known raw food teachers/advocates).
One had her 4th in her early 50's- she thought she was entering menopause and she was actually pregnant. The other conceived her first at age 47 and gave birth at 48 to her little girl.

Wheatgrass juice can lower FSH levels in women who have yin deficiency helping to optimize fertility although women with high FSH have babies.

The other supplements can help egg quality (especially royal jelly and bee pollen, Q10, resveratrol etc)

I say run to the nearest reproductive acupuncturist (they should be board certified in reproductive acupuncture) to optimize your chances.

I am not doing a Western approach- I have lived a natural lifestyle since I was little and will only resort to more invasive measures if I need to (hoping I don't need to and not judging anyone who does). I see my herbalist/acu once per week and will up it to 2X per week next month when husband returns from out of country. I am newly married so have not actively TTC yet.

I use royal jelly , bee pollen, wheatgrass juice, Q10, B complex, liquid minerals, L arginine, resveratrol, eat only organic, eat grain and gluten free, no dairy, no over counter or prescription meds etc; all that I have been doing for many years. Got preggo the last 3 times on first try. I was seeing my other herbalist/acu for all those years and drinking herbs and I wonder if that optimized the last 3 times? Possibly, who can say for sure but eating and living healthy will optimize chances IMO.

I'm looking at getting the Clearblue monitor as I am now having trouble pinpointing and due to fertility acu am having over a weeks worth of fertile cervical mucous which is confusing as far as ovulation dates go.

44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 08-07-2005
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 10:46am

Hi Goddess,



Thank you for your response.

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Registered: 08-19-2010
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 12:27pm
You are welcome happy bunny. One thing regarding insurance, my insurance covers acupuncture and such but she has to write she is treating me for my thyroid because it does not cover infertility.
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 06-01-2010
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 1:35pm
Hello ladies!
I would like to find such a practitioner in my area . I live in southern California. I like this type of treatment I tried it in the past to control my blood pressure.

Yvonne

TTC - June 2009

Me-41, DH-47



DD-19, DS-14, and a Sweet Baby w/ angel wings



http://sarahs-laughter.com/



Yvonne
TTC - June 2009
Me-41, DH-47


DD-19, DS-14, and a Sweet Baby w/ angel wings


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2005
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 6:07pm

Hi,



The TCM practitioner emailed me back.

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Registered: 08-19-2010
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 8:34pm

Depending on where you are in So Cal. there are quite a few fertility LAc's.

Yes, I was told the same thing- that it would be harder to get pregnant. I am not so sure but will see how it goes.

44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 09-13-2007
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 11:50am
Welcome to the board.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 08-19-2010
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 3:39pm
Just found this site you might be interested in:
http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 3:45pm
Here is a link to some information on The Infertility Cure book: http://www.ivillage.com/infertility-cure-how-nutrition-makes-difference/6-a-144566?ice=iv:mb:msg:mm.

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Sat, 09-25-2010 - 3:36am
Hi and welcome! Sounds like you have already done quite a bit of homework, hope it all goes well for you.

Michelle



Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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