Fertility problems: equally draining on your finances as your emotions.
It may be a surprise to you that effective treatment for fertility problems is not always expensive. You can achieve best fertility by focusing on five steps.
Get free-flowing fertility channels.
This might sound a bit hippy-dippy, but is anything but. Some fertility problems are caused by mechanical blocks or restrictions. For example, the fertilised egg may have trouble moving through the Fallopian tubes due to tiny scars. Scars could be from previous infection or endometriosis. A specific massage technique called visceral mobilisation has been shown to increase chances of pregnancy in this situation.
Know your cycles inside out.
Your cycles might be all over the place. Maybe you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, or you’ve come off the Pill. Getting your timing right is one of the most important factors in fertility. To do this, you need to know when you’re at ovulation. We teach you this using the Billings Ovulation Method, a form of cycle tracking. Please note: the cycle tracking apps are just not accurate, and can make you lose valuable time!
Get the happy bugs doing their thing.
Vaginal flora – that is, the bugs that live in the vagina – have a huge impact on fertility. Research shows that imbalance of vaginal bacteria promotes infertility, miscarriage and to early labour. This is a big topic, but start here where I write about healthy, balanced vaginal flora.
Take charge of any conditions getting in the way of fertility.
Some big ones are hypothyroidism (e.g. Hashimoto’s), coeliac disease and polycystic ovarian syndrome. You’ll be happy to know their are natural approaches that work really well to reduce the impact of these.
Get yourself and your partner in peak health for fertility.
The overall health of you and your partner is crucial to your fertility as a couple. Stress is a major factor here, and you have got to be disciplined with stress management. But there’s another type of stress – stress inside your cells – called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is another major player. It’s what the doctors are talking about when they say “the clock is ticking”. It’s also what’s at play when they tell you your man’s swimmers are too few, too slow or too wonky. (That is, problems with his sperm). Both of these things are massively influenced by diet, nutrients and environmental toxins we are all exposed to.
All of these things are much cheaper to try than IVF. Having said that, they are also perfectly compatible with IVF!