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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WOMAN HAS SURPRISE PREGNANCY AT 48

Pregnancy Over 40 AND Pregnancy At 48!

Here is a story about a woman who found herself pregnant at the age of 48.
She has some younger children also, but she writes about different stages of her pregnancy. This pregnancy appears to be a surprise. Read more:

"I'm still in denial that I'm ­having a baby, although the evidence is now ­overwhelming. Baby-shaped limbs can clearly be seen pushing against my abdominal wall. I ask other women I know if they couldn't grasp they were having a baby until it popped out. I think for me it has always been like this, but if so, why didn't I realise I was weird before?
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SEE ALSO: PREGNANT AT 49 (getpregnantover40.com)
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Other mothers of my generation seem, like me, to only really have engaged with their babies after birth. Younger mothers are more likely (in my limited sample) to not only know the sex of their baby but to name it and then talk about it, as if it's real. "Ollie hasn't arrived yet," they will say, as though their baby has a tendency to be late.



 from: (www.guardian.co.uk)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GETTING PREGNANT: WHY ARE LEAFY GREENS (GREEN VEGETABLES) SO GOOD FOR FERTILITY?

Greens For Fertility

I jokingly say that when I was trying to conceive naturally (after all of those horrible fertility drugs which did nothing but cause complications) I started on "vegetable therapy".  When I was running an infertility support group, most of the women there were going through fertility treatments and I continually said I was trying naturally with vegetable therapy.  Yes, a few eyebrows were raised, especially considering my age, but...guess what?  It worked!  Aside from all of the colorful vegetables I ate (deep bright colors indicate high antioxidant content), I also ate a lot of greens: leafy green vegetables.  So why are they so good for fertility?
  • Greens contain a high content of fiber (I also ate these when I was pregnant which help me avoid pregnancy constipation)
  • Greens are high in iron and calcium
  • Greens are high in vitamin K which is good for blood vessels
  • Greens are a rich source of B vitamins
  • Greens are low carb which is a bonus since they are low in calories and have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for detoxification
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON GREENS AND COOKING INSTRUCTIONS  (getpregnantover40.com)

CASTOR OIL PACKS FOR FERTILITY, WHAT ARE THEY? HOW DO THEY HELP YOU GET PREGNANT?

How Can Castor Oil Packs Help You Get Pregnant?

When I was trying to conceive, I had heard of pelvic massage, but I did not know about the benefits of castor oil and castor oil packs.  I knew about taking castor oil internally and the benefits of the "good fats", but using them externally was new to me.  Castor oil is probably something your grandmother used to treat all sorts of problems because it can be used as a laxative, antimicrobial and as a way to stimulate your immune system.  But what about its external uses?  When castor oil is applied to the skin, it is absorbed and is thought to increase lymphocytes.  These lymphocytes aide the removal of toxins from your body.  Edgar Cayce was one of the pioneers in the use of external castor oil and recommends the use of castor oil packs.  You can buy these pre-made, but if you have a few minutes, you can easily make them yourself. 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CASTOR OIL PACKS IN JUST MINUTES (getpregnantover40.com)

Monday, April 21, 2014

WHAT IS AN ARCUATE UTERUS? CAN IT HURT FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY?

Trying to conceive with an arcuate uterus

Years ago when we started going through fertility treatments, I had an HSG (hysterosalpingogram) which injects dye through your uterus and up through the fallopian tubes to identify any possible blockages.  While my doctor was doing this procedure and on some subsequent examinations, I was diagnosed with an arcuate uterus.  My doctor at the time wasn't too concerned.  His exact words were "If I could wish it away, I would, but I doubt it will keep you from getting pregnant."  My arcuate uterus was in the "minor" category and I did wind up having a normal and natural conception, pregnancy and delivery.  However you may be wondering what an arcuate uterus is and how it can affect fertility.  This article explains more:

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT TRYING TO CONCEIVE WITH AN ARCUATE UTERUS

INCREASE SPERM, TOP THINGS TO DO OR AVOID

Male Factor Infertility - Help Sperm Naturally

I frequently focus on women's fertility foods and supplements, but men are important too.  Sperm are very fragile creatures (which is probably why each ejaculate contains anywhere from 40 million to over a billion!)  Perhaps the sheer number of sperm helps to compensate for any damage done.  However, if you are trying to conceive, there are some do's and don'ts for the man in your life.  There are some nutrients and supplements (some work better in combination) which will help manufacture healthy sperm. 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON INCREASING SPERM QUANITTY AND QUALITY

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fertility and the Easter Bunny

Pregnancy Over 40, Fertility Over 40 and The Easter Bunny

I always find it interesting how certain traditions and customs get started.
With Easter already here I thought I would post this article about Easter, Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny and fertility. 
For more on natural ways to get pregnant, fertility nutrition and more visit: www.getpregnantover40.com

From the article:

In the British Isles and Germany, the spring fertility festival involved eggs and bunnies, because they are natural symbols of fertility, and it also involved worshipping trees. The Christian missionaries who brought Christianity to the British Isles and to Germany suffered quite a lot of grief at the hands of our ancestors when they chopped down the sacred trees to demonstrate that they weren’t gods. Since the people did not actually worship the bunnies and eggs, the missionaries figured they could just Christianize them. So the custom began of painting Christian art on eggshells and they just tolerated the bunnies. I guess they would be greatly saddened if they could see that the eggs and the bunnies once again overshadow the cross.
from:  (www.kencollins.com)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CLOMID MAY HURT CERVICAL MUCUS

Clomid, Fertility and Cervical Mucus

When I was first trying to conceive, one of the "low tech" ways our fertility clinic started us off with was to take Clomid. We would take it on certain cycle days and then have intercourse at the time of ovulation. Of course it didn't work, so then we moved on to using Clomid along with inseminations. That was probably a good idea, because, as I later found out, Clomid can actually hurt cervical mucus. The reason is that Clomid affects estrogen which can thicken cervical mucus. If you've been trying to conceive naturally, you know that the consistency of cervical mucus is critical and it should be more like egg whites (see improving cervical mucus).

Now I'm wondering why we wasted our time with trying Clomid without the inseminations.  Just as a side note, out of all the fertility drugs I took (even the IVF drugs), I found Clomid to be the most difficult.  When I took it, we called it "the week from hell".  I can handle PMS, but Clomid magnified it by about 100!

Click here to read the full article about how Clomid may harm fertility (getpregnantover40.com)

Friday, April 18, 2014

PREGNANCY OVER 40 LOWERS OVARIAN CANCER and ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

Good News For Later Age Pregnancy

According to a study published in Fertility and Sterility, the risk of ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer goes down when women have babies later in life.  The study found that women who had a child over the age of 35 had a 58% lower chance of these cancers than women who had never had a child.  Women who had children earlier in life also had a lower risk than women who never gave birth, but it wasn't as dramatic.

There are a couple of reasons why the researchers believe that these cancers occur less frequently in women who have babies at older ages.  One reason is the protective affect of the high levels of progesterone in pregnancy against endometrial and ovarian cancer.  Another reason for lower endometrial cancer is that the uterus is cleaned out at the time of delivery along with abnormal cells which could become problematic.

SEE ALSO: NATURAL WAYS TO INCREASE PROGESTERONE (getpregnantover40.com)

GETTING PREGNANT AS A VEGETARIAN

Trying To Conceive As A Vegetarian

There are many cultures around the world who do not eat animal protein.  When I was younger, I did not eat meat (but I did eat dairy).  I found the diet rather easy to follow and now its much easier since most restaurants have vegetarian choices (even some of the fast food restaurants where you order at the counter have meatless dishes).  But when you're trying to conceive, getting enough protein can be important because hormones are made from proteins.  It is estimated that pregnant women need 71 grams of protein per day.  Also of importance is getting enough of the right fats as well as some essential nutrients. 
Many vegans have already figured out how to optimize the protein in their diet by combining legumes and grains as well as consuming things like bee-pollen, but you also need to make sure that you're getting everything you need for a healthy pregnancy.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON TRYING TO CONCEIVE AS A VEGETARIAN (getpregnantover40.com)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FOODS FOR MEN'S FERTILITY - SPERM FRIENDLY FOODS

Fertility Foods for Men
Fertility Foods for Men

Guest post By John Lally
Estimates are that male infertility affects up to ten percent of men. However, many of those men may be
successful in treating male infertility with proper nutrition and other simple practices.
Why Male Fertility Nutrition is Important
Healthy nutrition helps a man produce healthy sperm, making it easier for his partner to conceive. His diet should provide sufficient amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D and calcium, which are important for sperm production.
For healthy fertility nutrition, a man should eat six to eleven servings of bread, grains and pasta, three to five servings of vegetables, two to four servings of fruit, two to three servings of meat and protein and two to three servings of dairy products daily.
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SEE ALSO: FOODS FOR FERTILITY WHICH CAN REGULATE HORMONES getpregnantover40.com 
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Fruits and vegetables supply antioxidants, which aid in keeping sperm healthy with increased mobility. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables in different colors will ensure getting a healthy range of antioxidants.
Caffeine makes sperm sluggish, so limiting coffee, tea and soda can help increase sperm motility.
To help prevent birth defects, prospective fathers should get 400 micrograms of folate or folic acid daily. Good sources of folic acid are fortified breads and grains,
chickpeas, lentils, fruit, beans and leafy green vegetables.
Either too little or too much selenium can harm sperm levels, so men should aim
for approximately 55 mcg of the nutrient daily.
Some studies show that soy may interfere with male hormones and increase estrogen activity,
so men trying to become fathers may want to cut back on soy foods.
A deficiency of zinc may affect testosterone and reduce sperm count, so men
who do not eat meat, which is high in zinc, should get the nutrient from foods like nuts, yogurt and beans.
Should Men Use Fertility Supplements?
Men who believe they may not be getting enough vitamins and minerals by eating nutritional foods can benefit by taking high-quality supplements to
enhance fertility. These fertility supplements may include L-carnitine, L-arginine, grapeseed extract, vitamins C, E and A, selenium, zinc,
 co-enzyme Q and betacarotene.
Top Fertility Foods for Men's Health
Garlic has plenty of selenium and vitamin B6. Selenium is an antioxidant
that boosts sexual virility, and vitamin B6 fortifies the immune system and regulates hormones.
Cashew nuts are a good source of zinc, which may increase testosterone levels.
Bananas contain magnesium, protein and vitamins B1, A and C, which improve and stimulate sperm production.
The high vitamin E content in avocados boosts sperm motility, and the folic acid
and vitamin B6 in the fruit help regulate the function of sexual hormones.
Asparagus has an abundant supply of vitamin C, which
 helps increase the motility and viability of sperm.
Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant carotenoid that increases
 sperm count and motility and helps keep it healthy. Pink grapefruit, watermelon and other tomato products like ketchup and tomato juice are also good
sources of lycopene.
Apples are a nutritionally well-balanced fruit, and in vinaigrette form like fruit cider vinegar, particularly effective.
Pumpkin seeds contain a good supply of zinc, the most important mineral for increased testosterone levels and sperm count. The omega-3 fatty acids
 in pumpkin seeds enhance sexual function by motivating blood flow to the sexual organs.
Oysters are another good source of zinc and can help repair
 sperm damaged by chemicals in the environment.
Pomegranate juice may help with erectile dysfunction, sperm concentration, motility and cell density
as well as with reducing abnormal sperm.
Fertility Nutrition Effect on Male Sperm Health
Diet does not have an effect on a man's sperm count,
 but a healthy diet can be a valuable aid in producing healthy sperm. Free radicals can cause sperm DNA damage and poor motility. Additionally,
if conception takes place, a child may inherit genetic problems from damaged DNA. Men should eat a healthy,
balanced diet and limit alcohol consumption to less than ten glasses a week. High doses of alcohol at one time can be toxic, so any drinking
should be done in moderation. Cigarettes also contain toxins, so men who want healthy sperm should attempt to stop smoking as well.

Acupuncture and Male Fertility Treatment
Acupuncture may help improve sperm quality, motility and morphology, boost the number of normal sperm and diminish structural abnormalities. It can also support male fertility by increasing libido and reducing the stress and anxiety associated with trying to conceive. Timing acupuncture treatments to correspond with the partner's cycle can make them even more effective. Acupuncture can provide synergistic health benefits by increasing blood flow and relieving stress.
The Blue Heron Clinic - Galway, Ireland.
http://www.blueheronclinic.com
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ENDOMETRIOSIS AND INFERTILITY: DOES IT CAUSE MISCARRIAGE?

Prostaglandins, Endometriosis, Fertility and Miscarriage

When I was trying to get pregnant and in the process of developing what I now call my "pregnancy protocol", I discovered a group of hormone-like substances called "prostaglandins". It can be somewhat confusing because there are so called "good" prostaglandins and "bad" prostaglandins. When you are trying to conceive, you need to help your body make the good ones because they assist with fertilization, implantation and the timing of when you get your menstrual cycle. If your uterine lining sheds too fast, pregnancy loss will occur.

Click Here To REad the Full Article on Endometrosis, Fertility and Miscarriage (getpregnantover40.com)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LAURA LINNEY HAS BABY AT 49

Pregnancy and Baby at 49

I know the public is obsessed with celebrities and I hate to admit that I'm no exception.  However, I usually pay the most attention to celebrities who had babies over 40.  Now most of them won't admit whether or not they had fertility treatments, but it certainly makes the public re-think the question of how old is too old to have a baby (not that its anyone's business anyway!)

I've always thought that Laura Linney was a great actress and even though I'm not a big movie watcher, it's amazing how many of her movies I have seen.  Laura got married to her husband,  Mark Schauer when she was 45 and just had her baby in 2014 at the age of 49.  A big congratulations to her and her husband.

See Also: Celebrities Pregnant Over 40 - New Mothers Over 40 and 50 (getpregnantover40.com)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PRAYER FOR INFERTILITY, GETTING PREGNANT AND FERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over 40, Prayer May Help

As I've mentioned before, I have a diverse group of readers from all over the world who hold a whole host of religious beliefs.   So whatever your belief system, you may find this site helpful or at the very least interesting. I'll admit, I said many prayers on the road to parenthood but infertility and especially miscarriage can really test your faith. You never know, maybe all those prayers didn't necessarily cause a miracle, maybe they just helped me help myself.
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See also: Infertility In the Bible (getpregnantover40.com) 
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St. David's Infertility Prayer

Thank you, Lord, for all the blessings in my life. Help me to remember them as I face the challenges of infertility. I pray that I can surrender myself into your hands. Let me accept the reality of this situation and have the wisdom and courage to take action where I can. Strengthen my body, mind and spirit to endure the trials of infertility. Keep me ever mindful of the needs of others and grant us your peace. Amen.
Source:
Hannah's Prayer Ministries



WHAT SHOULD MEN EAT FOR FERTILITY?


Fertility Foods for Men



Fertility Foods for Men

By John Lally



Estimates are that male infertility affects up to ten percent of men. However, many of those men may be
successful in treating male infertility with proper nutrition and other simple practices.
Why Male Fertility Nutrition is Important
Healthy nutrition helps a man produce healthy sperm, making it easier for his partner to conceive. His diet should provide sufficient amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D and calcium, which are important for sperm production.
For healthy fertility nutrition, a man should eat six to eleven servings of bread, grains and pasta, three to five servings of vegetables, two to four servings of fruit, two to three servings of meat and protein and two to three servings of dairy products daily.
Fruits and vegetables supply antioxidants, which aid in keeping sperm healthy with increased mobility. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables in different colors will ensure getting a healthy range of antioxidants.
Caffeine makes sperm sluggish, so limiting coffee, tea and soda can help increase sperm motility.
To help prevent birth defects, prospective fathers should get 400 micrograms of folate or folic acid daily. Good sources of folic acid are fortified breads and grains,
chickpeas, lentils, fruit, beans and leafy green vegetables.
Either too little or too much selenium can harm sperm levels, so men should aim
for approximately 55 mcg of the nutrient daily.
Some studies show that soy may interfere with male hormones and increase estrogen activity,
so men trying to become fathers may want to cut back on soy foods.
A deficiency of zinc may affect testosterone and reduce sperm count, so men
who do not eat meat, which is high in zinc, should get the nutrient from foods like nuts, yogurt and beans.
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See also: Fertility Foods Series at getpregnantover40.com
______________
Should Men Use Fertility Supplements?
Men who believe they may not be getting enough vitamins and minerals by eating nutritional foods can benefit by taking high-quality supplements to
enhance fertility. These fertility supplements may include L-carnitine, L-arginine, grapeseed extract, vitamins C, E and A, selenium, zinc,
 co-enzyme Q and betacarotene.
Top Fertility Foods for Men's Health
Garlic has plenty of selenium and vitamin B6. Selenium is an antioxidant
that boosts sexual virility, and vitamin B6 fortifies the immune system and regulates hormones.
Cashew nuts
 are a good source of zinc, which may increase testosterone levels.
Bananas contain magnesium, protein and vitamins B1, A and C,
 which improve and stimulate sperm production.
The high vitamin E content in avocados boosts sperm motility, and the folic acid
and vitamin B6 in the fruit help regulate the function of sexual hormones.
Asparagus has an abundant supply of vitamin C, which
 helps increase the motility and viability of sperm.
Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant carotenoid that increases
 sperm count and motility and helps keep it healthy. Pink grapefruit, watermelon and other tomato products like ketchup and tomato juice are also good
sources of lycopene.
Apples are a nutritionally well-balanced fruit, and in vinaigrette form like fruit cider vinegar, particularly effective.

Pumpkin seeds contain a good supply of zinc, the most important mineral for increased testosterone levels and sperm count. The omega-3 fatty acids
 in pumpkin seeds enhance sexual function by motivating blood flow to the sexual organs.
Oysters are another good source of zinc and can help repair
 sperm damaged by chemicals in the environment.
Pomegranate juice may help with erectile dysfunction, sperm concentration, motility and cell density
as well as with reducing abnormal sperm.
Fertility Nutrition Effect on Male Sperm Health
Diet does not have an effect on a man's sperm count,
 but a healthy diet can be a valuable aid in producing healthy sperm. Free radicals can cause sperm DNA damage and poor motility. Additionally,
if conception takes place, a child may inherit genetic problems from damaged DNA. Men should eat a healthy,
balanced diet and limit alcohol consumption to less than ten glasses a week. High doses of alcohol at one time can be toxic, so any drinking
should be done in moderation. Cigarettes also contain toxins, so men who want healthy sperm should attempt to stop smoking as well.



Acupuncture and Male
 Fertility Treatment

Acupuncture may help improve sperm quality, motility and morphology, boost the number of normal sperm and diminish

structural abnormalities. It can also support male fertility by increasing libido and reducing the stress and anxiety associated with trying to conceive.
 Timing acupuncture treatments to correspond with the partner's cycle can make them even more effective. Acupuncture can provide synergistic
 health benefits by increasing blood flow and relieving stress.
The Blue Heron Clinic - Galway, Ireland

http://www.blueheronclinic.com



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_Lally


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Monday, April 14, 2014

WHAT IS VITEX CHASTEBERRY? HOW DOES IT HELP FERTILITY?

What is Vitex or Chasteberry, where does it come from?

You may have heard of Vitex (Vitex Cactus Agnus) or commonly known as Chasteberry. It is a flowering plant and it grows in warmer climates. It got it's name because it was thought to be an "anaphrodisiac" (the opposite of an aphrodisiac) so it was thought to keep women chaste. However, some sources claim it is an aphrodisiac.
Vitex is thought to have a positive affect on reproductive hormones because of its action on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.

Click Here To Read the Full Article on Vitex and how it affects Progesterone and FSH (getpregnantover40.com)

TRYING TO CONCEIVE, A HEALTHY BABY STARTS NOW

Having A Baby Over 40

I'm thoroughly convinced that quitting my pressure cooker corporate job what absolutely critical to my successful conception and pregnancy.

 Healthy diets and staying in control of stress doesn't just help you conceive, it helps create a healthy baby. According to this article, your diet deficiencies and stress hormones can have long-term affects on the health of your child. Read more:

But one of the most important- and to some degree unavoidable- environmental variables is stress. This is commonly studied using sheep, as the lamb normally grows to the same size as a human baby in a relatively long pregnancy, and the development of major organs including the heart and brain is very similar in humans and sheep. To simulate stress in pregnancy, Professor Wintour's team exposed sheep early in their pregnancy to a stress hormone, cortisol, for a short duration. The offspring were later found to develop high blood pressure from four months after birth, which increased in severity as they aged. Kidney development was also impaired. Dr. Julie Quinlivan, working with researchers at the University of Western Australia, found that injecting sheep with stress hormones later in their pregnancies and on a number of occasions produced different effects, including the later development of insulin resistance and diabetes. This suggests that the timing of stressful insults can have varying outcomes.


The duration of exposure to stress is also crucial. Dr. Quinlivan notes, "Basically, if you have a single exposure to stress hormones, the body is very resilient. But if you have repeated exposure to stress, it affects the number of brain cells in a fetus' brain, the growth of the baby, and the development of the thyroid and the immune system, so it has multiple effects". In addition to physical effects such as hypertension or diabetes, abnormal concentrations of cortisol in-utero can also create psychological syndromes. Studies have found that infants exposed to elevated levels of cortisol in the womb- often because their mother was under stress or depressed herself- are at increased risk of depressive disorders throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Such individuals also commonly exhibit cognitive delays and long-term behavioral dysfunction...

See also:  Stress, Infertility and Miscarriage at getpregnantover40.com

 ...So what does all this mean to the woman who is pregnant or hoping to become so? Put simply, she should eat well not just from the time the pregnancy is confirmed, but ideally also in the months leading up to conception, so as to avoid any potential deficiencies at a time when the fetus is particularly vulnerable. Such a diet should include lots of fruit, vegetables, bread and cereals, moderate amounts of dairy foods and lean meats, and small quantities of foods high in sugar, salt and fat. While adequate Vitamin A is essential for kidney development as noted above, supplements of this vitamin are not recommended without medical supervision, as these may cause birth deformities. Instead, try increasing the consumption of milk, eggs, green leafy vegetables and fruit. Two servings of fish per week are also recommended for their omega-3 acids, while adequate Vitamin D can be obtained from a daily ten minute exposure of the lower arms and legs to sunshine (though avoid the hours between 11am and 3pm). Iron stores can be boosted by eating red meat in conjunction with foods that enhance iron absorption, such as oranges, broccoli or potatoes.
from: 
www.familymagazinegroup.com

Sunday, April 13, 2014

ARE YOU INFERTILE OR IMBALANCED?

Having A Baby Over 40, lifestyle factors

I recall a conversation between my husband's two nieces. The 15 year old said to the 16 year old, "You weigh more than me, even though I'm taller", the 16 year old replies with "Well, I've been eating LONGER than you!" She may have had a point there.

I've always wondered about whether or not 'older' women are infertile or just imbalanced. Let's face it, the older you are, the more time you've had to gain weight, eat the wrong foods, take medications, be exposed to toxic substances, sustain long periods of stress, etc. All of these factors can lead to hormonal imbalances that can have an impact on fertility. There is such an orchestration of events that must occur for a successful pregnancy that it's understandable that if your system is out of balance you will have a hard time getting pregnant or carrying to term.

For more on my fertiity diet and how stress affects your progesterone levels, visit: getpregnantover40.com

It probably does take women over 40 a little longer to get pregnant because regaining balance isn't something that happens overnight. It's a process that occurs over time. I've heard a number of people say, "How come these twenty-something people can drink caffeine, eat junk food, or in extreme cases take illicit drugs and still get pregnant?".

My theory is that many imbalances are a result of the cumulative effect of your lifestyle. Older women have just been around longer and we live in a toxic society where stress, poor eating habits, and exposure to toxins are the norm. It's kind of like smoking. Probably one cigarette isn't going to do much damage, but if you smoke over a lifetime, watch out...

Give yourself some time to get rebalanced. It will benefit you in many ways, and you just may get pregnant.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

FERTILITY SITES AND FERTILITY RITUALS

Ancient Fertility Sites

When I was trying to conceive, I was open to just about everything and anything that might help my chances. I found this article on ancient fertility sites and fertility rituals . No, I can't vouch for any of this, but sometimes it's fun to read about what others swear by. Read more:

If you want a holiday in the UK and you suffer from infertility problems, it may well be worth visiting Cerne Abbas in Dorset. There on a hill is a huge giant, carved into the hillside from chalk rock. He boasts a club and an impressive erection.

See also: getpregnantover40.com for more on natural methods to conceive 

It is not known exactly when the giant was carved, or how, but was thought to be somewhere around the Iron Age. There are also speculations as to whether he was meant to represent Hercules, the Greek God who held a club.
For centuries this icon has been used as a fertility site and visited by couples wishing to get pregnant (as depicted in the film, ‘Maybe Baby’), with varying degrees of success.
Praying or meditating on the hillside prior to trying to conceive is rumoured to increase your chances as is making love on the giant’s member.
from: suite101

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